Port swimmers earn medals in Manitowoc

Pirates swim to nine personal records in invite; Grafton looks to be improving as season winds down
By 
MITCH MAERSCH
Ozaukee Press staff

A host of Pirates came back with some treasure Saturday when the Port Washington High School swim team competed at a Manitowoc Lincoln invite.

The team earned top-six finishes in six events and brought home medals.

“The boys swam great races and made it to the medal stand multiple times,” coach Brittany Roecker said.

The team, she said, had nine personal records.

Alex Sharbuno placed second in the 200-yard freestyle in a personal-record 2 minutes, 3.31 seconds and was second in the 500 freestyle in a PR 5:39.81.

The 200 medley relay of Neil Tumey, Chase Orvis, Sharbuno and Joe Huebner was fourth in 1:56.76.

Huebner was fifth in the 100 freestyle in a PR 56.18.

Orvis was fifth in the 100 breaststroke in a PR 1:15.33.

The 200 freestyle relay team of Tumey, Orvis, Huebner and Sharbuno was fifth in 1:43.73.

West Bend East won with 464 points. Beloit Memorial was second with 446, and Manitowoc Lincoln scored 442.

Port finished last of six teams with 199. Two Rivers had 219 and Kiel had 205.

Last Thursday, the Pirates lost at West Bend Co-op, 111.5 to 69.5. They swam in West Bend’s short-course meter pool instead of one measured by yards.

Sharbuno won the 200 freestyle in 2:19.46 and the 100 butterfly in 1:12.9.

Cody Seitz won the 50 freestyle in 27.26 and Shane McConahy was second in 28.08.

McConahy was second in the 100 freestyle in 1:01.87.

Nick Hadacek was second in the 100 backstroke in 1:18.73.

Orvis was second in the 100 breaststroke in 1:24.78.

The 200 freestyle relay team of Seitz, Huebner, Sharbuno and McConahy was second in 1:51.18.

The 400 freestyle relay team of Huebner, Jack Sickles, Hadacek and McConahy was second in 4:28.1.

Nate Kasdorf was second in diving with 220.3 points.

The Pirates host Hartford Thursday and swim at Homestead on Tuesday Jan. 28.

Port divers shine at Nicolet

Port’s Nathan Kasdorf took sixth, Cale Theis seventh and Dagan Daniels 10th of 31 competitors at a Nicolet diving invite on Friday. The Pirates’ combined finishes won the team competition.

“They were excited about that accomplishment,” diving coach Dennis Hubert said.

Grafton’s Ben Niswonger was fifth and Caden Starr was 21st.

Cedarburg’s Jude Brobst was 13th.

Hubert coaches divers for all three schools.

“Some of the divers were a little under the weather and I had two divers out sick. We are hoping to get everyone healthy for the big meets coming up in the next few weeks,” Hubert said.

Homestead tops Grafton, 126-55

Grafton won three events in a home meet against Homestead last Thursday as the Black Hawks lost, 126-55.

Michael O’Connor won the 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle.

Ben Niswonger won diving.

 A defective battery in the timing system caused times to be taken manually but they weren’t as accurate, coach Mark Minz said.

“We had a lot of good swims considering it was our finals week and a couple of the guys still had a couple of finals left on Friday. From the times and splits we were taking, you could tell we had some improvements,” he said.

It was the Black Hawks’ first swim since Jan. 7 after a Jan. 11 invite at Cedarburg was canceled due to weather.

Todd O’Connor was second in the 500 freestyle and Andrew Slagter was second in the 100 breaststroke.

The 200 freestyle relay team of Lance Greicar, Ian Konzen, Slagter and Michael O’Connor was second.

The 400 freestyle relay team of Todd O’Connor, Greicar, Jackson King and Michael O’Connor was second.

“We’re in a pretty good place. We’re mostly a young team,” Minz said.

“We need to keep improving, and we need to stay focused these last few weeks.”

The conference swim meet Feb. 8, he said, may be the final meet for about half the team. The sectional meet has a limited number of entries.

“It will be interesting to see who steps up,” Minz said.

The Hawks swim at West Bend Co-op on Thursday and host Whitefish Bay for parents night on Tuesday, Jan. 28.

 

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