Water war goes to Port Washington

Pirates beat Grafton, finish 7th in home invite
By 
MITCH MAERSCH
Ozaukee Press staff

It wasn’t a photo finish, but the Port Washington High School girls’ swim and dive team barely beat rival Grafton, 97-88, on Sept. 13.

Seniors Josie Tetzlaff and Abbey Lotz each won two events and helped a relay to a win.

Tetzlaff took the 100-yard butterfuly in 1 minute, 5.45 seconds and the 100 backstroke in 1:11.38.

Lotz won the 200 freestyle in 2:12.97 and the 500 freestyle in 5:49.94.

Junior Grace Linstroth won the 50 freestyle in 27.09, and the 400 freestyle relay of Lotz, Tetzlaff, Madilyn Klein and Linstroth won in 4:07.52.

For Grafton, junior Libby Michel won the 200 individual medley in 2:12.02 and the 100 freestyle in 56.2.

Sophomore Lindy Nelson won the 100 breaststroke in 1:24.41, and Maranda Uttke won diving with 279.25 points. The Black Hawks’ 200 medley relay of Kyle Grimm, Sophie Schumaker, Libby and Lola Michel won in 2:06.39, and the 200 freestyle relay of Anna Krol, Grimm and Lola and Libby Michel won in 1:49.23.

Port won the battle of the second and third-places. The Pirates took five second places for 20 points and nine thirds for 27 points. Grafton took seven seconds for 28 points and three thirds for nine points.

Port’s seconds were: Laylah Henschel, 200 individual medley, 2:55.92, and 100 breaststroke, 1:29.19; Linstroth, 100 freestyle, 1:00.19; the 200 medley relay of Tetzlaff, Ashley Bensen, Eva Perez and Maddi Klein, 2:15.04; and the 200 freesyle relay of Linstroth, Perez, Emma Huber and Lotz, 1:50.04.

Grafton’s seconds were: Krol, 200 freestyle, 2:27.87; Grimm, 50 freestyle, 27.96, and 100 butterfly, 1:13.73; Lola Michel, 500 freestyle, 5:55.63; Hannah Gompper, 100 backstroke, 1:16.52; Sophie Schumaker, diving, 185.15 points; and the 400 freestyle relay of Mia Bowen, Schumaker, Gompper and Krol, 4:31.41.

“I’m really happy with the progress we are making as a team,” Grafton coach Jack O’Connor said.

Grafton hosts the North Shore Conference relays on Thursday, Sept. 22, and competes in a Cedarburg invite on Saturday, Sept. 24.

Port swimmers earn medals at invite

Five Pirates earned medals at the Pirate Invite at Thomas Jefferson Middle School in Port on Saturday.

Linstroth was third in the 50 freestyle in a personal-record 1:03 and sixth in the 100 freestyle in 1:00.42.

Port’s 200 freestyle relay of Linstroth, Perez, Brynn Nelson and Lotz was third in 1:54.52.

Tetzlaff was fifth in the 100 butterfly in 1:06.83.

Lotz was sixth in the 500 freestyle in 5:50.93 and seventh in the 200 freestyle in 2:11.95.

The 400 relay of Lotz, Tetzlaff, Klein and Linstroth was seventh in 4:12.87.

Port placed seventh of 11 teams at the invite, the same finish as last year.

The Pirates dropped times in 25 swims and had a personal record in the 200 freestyle relay.

“We are very proud of the girls,” co-coach Danielle Peiffer said.

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