Grafton’s small swim team is yielding big results

Ozaukee Press staff

Grafton High School doesn’t have many swimmers this season, but the boys it does have do quite well.

The Black Hawks scored 202 points to take sixth place in the Bulldog Invite at Cedarburg last Saturday. Menomonee Falls/Germantown/Sussex won the 12-team meet with 446 points. Whitefish Bay scored 346.

Port Washington took 11th with 28 points.

Grafton’s Nick Starr won the 200-yard individual medley in 2 minutes, 4.29 seconds, and was second in the 100 breaststroke in 1:04.27.

The 200 medley relay team of Gaven Depies, Starr, Trevor Bodart and Michael O’Connor took second in 1:44.85.

The 400 freestyle relay team of Bodart, O’Connor, Depies and Starr took fourth in 3:34.44.

Bodart took fifth in the 50 freestyle in 24.03 and the 100 freestyle in 52.85.

Depies took fifth in the 100 backstroke in 1:00.94, and Ben Niswonger took fifth in diving with 373.55 points.

O’Connor was sixth in the 200 freestyle in 1:57.66 and in the 500 freestyle in 5:31.38.

The Pirates’ divers led the team. Cale Theis took third with 387.55 points, and Garret Freide was eighth with 351.35 points.

Grafton and Port face off in Grafton at 6 p.m. Thursday. Grafton swims in a Nicolet invite on Friday, and Port swims at a Manitowoc Lincoln invite on Saturday.

On Jan. 3, the Pirates lost, 119-65, against the West Bend Co-op.

Neil Tumey won the 100 backstroke in 1:06.97, and Chase Orvis won the 100 breaststroke in 1:16.59.

Cody Seitz took second in the 50 freestyle in 25.41 and in the 100 butterfly in 1:06.38.

Alex Shabuno took second in the 200 individual medley in 2:25.22 and in the 100 freestyle in 55.76.

Theis was second in diving with 221.4 points.

The 200 freestyle relay team of Seitz, Mavrick Roller, Wyatt Roller and Sharbuno was second in 1:44.13.

The 400 freestyle relay team of Tumey, Nick Hadacek, Joseph Huebner and Sharbuno was second in 3:58.62.

“It was fun to swim against my hometown of West Bend. We had some great swims,” coach Brittany Roecker said.



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