Port, Grafton swimmers look forward to sectional


Nick Starr
By 
MITCH MAERSCH
Ozaukee Press staff

Port Washington, Grafton and Cedarburg high schools will face off with each other and similarly sized schools at this weekend’s Division 2 swim and dive sectional at Ashwaubenon, a welcome change from last Saturday’s North Shore Conference meet.

Those three schools finished in the last three places. Cedarburg scored 234 points, Grafton had 213 and Port had 116.5.

Homestead won with 480.5 points, followed by Whitefish Bay, with 387. The West Bend Co-op scored 352, followed by Nicolet’s 267.5 and Hartford-Slinger’s 234.Whitefish Bay and Nicolet are the other two schools in Division 2 in NSC swimming.

Grafton’s Nick Starr became a conference champion, winning the 200-yard individual medley in 2 minutes, 19.17 seconds. He took second in the 400 freestyle in 4:27.78.

Grafton’s 200 medley relay team of Gaven Depies, Starr, Trevor Bodart and Michael O’Connor was third in 1:58.46, with the top four places separated by .65 seconds. West Bend won in 1:58.3 with Hartford-Slinger in second at 1:58.42. Whitefish Bay was fourth in 1:58.95.

The 400 freestyle relay team of Bodart, Andy Rose, O’Connor and Starr was fourth in 4:01.36.

O’Connor took sixth in the 400 freestyle in 4:47.37 and in the 200 freestyle in 2:13.5.

Depies was sixth in the 100 backstroke in 1:08.73 and seventh in the 100 breaststroke in 1:18.78.

Bodart was seventh in the 50 freestyle in 27.05 and 12th in the 100 butterfly in 1:14.48.

The 200 freestyle relay team of Depies, Caden Starr, Jackson King and Rose was ninth in 1:55.13.

King was 15th in the 200 freestyle in 2:29.05, and the 400 freestyle relay team of Braedyn King, Max Duret, Lance Greicar and Jackson King was 15th in 4:45.88.

Ben Niswonger took fifth in diving with 372.6 points.

Port picked up 38 of its points in diving. Garrett Friede was third with 386.9 points, Cale Theis was fourth with 382.8 and Connor Opgenorth was 10th with 315.3.

The Pirates’ 400 freestyle relay team of Wyatt Roller, Shane McConahy, Neil Tumey and Alex Sharbuno was 10th in 4:13.64.

Its 200 medley relay team of Tumey, Chase Orvis, Sharbuno and Wyatt Roller was 10th in 2:11.15.

Sharbuno was 11th in the 200 freestyle in 2:21.78 and 12th in the 400 freestyle in 5:03.11.

Tumey was 11th in the 100 backstroke in 1:10.88 and 13th in the 200 individual medley in 2:43.24.

The 200 freestyle relay team of Orvis, Peter Meier, Roller and McConahy was 11th in 1:58.79.

McConahy was 12th in the 100 freestyle in 1:02.52, and Wyatt Roller tied for 15th with a Hartford-Slinger swimmer in 1:03.07.

Orvis was 13th in the 100 breaststroke in 1:24.76.

Sectional diving will be held Friday and swimming on Saturday in Ashwaubenon. Eleven teams compete for a chance to go to state on Feb. 15 and 16 at the University of Wisconsin Natatorium in Madison.

“So looking forward to this weekend. This is what the boys have been working hard for all season,” Grafton coach Kathy Seitz said.

“I don’t know who said it but I like the quote ‘Respect the training. Honor the commitment. Cherish the result. I hope they will be cherishing their results this Saturday.”

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