Port swimmers dominate Plymouth, nearly knock off Cedarburg

By 
MITCH MAERSCH
Ozaukee Press staff

The Port Washington High School girls’ swim team lived up to its nickname on Sept. 27 at home.

The Pirates pillaged and plundered Plymouth, 124-60. They won nine of 12 events.

All three relays won: the 200-yard medley of Josie Tetzlaff, Ashley Bensen, Eva Perez and Emma Huber in 2 minutes, 15.46 seconds, the 200 freestyle of Grace Linstroth, Perez, Huber and Abbey Lotz in 1:52.27 and the 400 freestyle of Lotz, Tetzlaff, Maddi Klein and Linstroth in 1:42.73.

Tetzlaff, Lotz and Layla Henschel each won two events. Tetzlaff won the 200 freestyle, in which she swam butterfly, in 2:38.83, and the 100 backstroke in 1:12.38.

Lotz won the 100 butterfly in 1:05.88 and the 500 freestyle in 5:56.59.

Henschel, a freshman, won the 200 individual medley in 2:49.12 and the 100 breaststroke in 1:26.35.

Port had seven second-place finishes: Linstroth, 50 freestyle, 27.22, and the 100 freestyle, 1:01.46; Brynn Nelson, 200 individual medley, 2:53.22; Stephanie Schlessinger, diving, 174.9 points; Becky Uttke, 100 butterfly, 1:23.19; Klein, 500 freestyle, 6:28.05; and Ellie Goeden, 100 backstroke, 1:22.13.

The Pirates celebrated by playing water polo the next day with the boys’ cross country team.

It didn’t slow them down. Last Thursday, Port nearly beat Cedarburg on the road, losing 94-92. Port won seven events.

Lotz won the 200 freestyle in 2:11.47 and the 500 freestyle in 5:54.47. Linstroth won the 50 freestyle in 26.56 and the 100 freestyle in 59.65.

Tetzlaff won the 100 butterfly in 1:05.98, and Henschel won the 200 individual medley in 2:47.32.

The 200 freestyle relay of Linstroth, Perez, Huber and Lotz won in 1:51.25.

Port had four seconds: the 200 medley relay of Tetzlaff, Henschel, Perez and Klein, 2:12.1; Tetzlaff, 100 backstroke, 1:11.94; Henschel, 100 breaststroke, 1:26.06; and the 400 freestyle relay of Lotz, Tetzlaff, Klein and Linstroth, 4:02.33.

“The girls are doing exactly what they need to be doing at this point in the season.  They are working on making small adjustments to improve starts, turns and stroke technique,” co-coach Danielle Peiffer said.

Port hosts Nicolet on Thursday, Oct. 6, and West Bend Co-Op on Tuesday, Oct. 11.

Whitefish Bay drops Grafton

School record holder Maranda Uttke won diving with 252.25 points against Whitefish Bay at home last Thursday, but the Blue Dukes won the meet, 238-94.

The Black Hawks had five seconds: the 200 medley relay of Hannah Gompper, Sophie Schumaker, Kylee Grimm and Lola Michel, 2:10.89; Grimm, 500 freestyle, 6:47.7, and 100 backstroke, 1:09.73; Michel, 200 individual medley, 2:33.28; and the 400 freestyle relay of Mia Bowen, Schumaker, Michel and Grimm, 4;16.67.

Grafton swims in a Nicolet invite on Friday, Oct. 7, and at Nicolet on Tuesday, Oct. 11.

Grafton freshman is fast

Freshman Callie Faust led the Grafton girls’ cross country team by finishing 20th at the Terry Krall Invitational in Slinger last Thursday. She ran the 5,000-meter course in 21:31.1.

Then came Josie Gehrke, 28th, 22:24; Evelyn Schmit, 33rd, 22:41.2; Kate Sarbacker, 60th, 24:49.8; and Josstyn Durst, 62nd, 24:54.

The girls scored 185 points and were seventh of nine teams. Slinger won with 21.

The boys were sixth with 166 points. West Bend West won with 49.

Gabe Mietkowski was 28th in 18:45.3. Tyler Swenson was 36th in 19:03.7. Trevor Nauta was 37th in 19:09.8, Keegan Vaculik was 38th in 19:13.8 and Luke Hanson was 39th in 19:14.6.

The Haws run in the North Shore Conference meet at Tendick Park in the Town of Saukville on Saturday, Oct. 15.

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