Boys Varsity Swimming · Boys Varsity Swimming finishes 1st place at Conference Meet @ Greenfield High School

  Place Points
Greenfield High School 1st 581
New Berlin West High School 2nd 311
Whitnall High School 3rd 279
Shorewood High School 4th 226
South Milwaukee High School 5th 166
Milwaukee Lutheran High School 6th 162.5
Martin Luther High School 6th 0
West Allis Central High School 7th 160.5
Brown Deer High School 8th 139
Cudahy High School 9th 118
Saint Thomas More High School 10th 89

From the very first event, the PG squared “Wildcats” jumped out to an early lead and never looked back. The final outcome was a point total accumulation of 581 points and a third Woodland Conference championship. in as many seasons. The New Berlin co-op team was a distant 2nd with 311 points. Head coach Dale Schrank was ecstatic about his teams’ overall performance. ´We had 85% lifetime best times and 10% seasonal best efforts. The only swimmers who did not have best times were those swimmers who are shaving for Sectionals this Saturday. I could not have hoped for a better season finale for this group of swimmers.” Commented Schrank.
The “Wildcats” outscored every other team in the Conference in the diving event, won 2 of 3 relays with new Conference records, and won 5 of the 8 individual swimming events. “Truly a Conference meet to remember for this years’ squad.” said Schrank.
Sophomore Emilio Perez, the younger brother of former Greenfield standout Rick Perez, shocked the Conference with a time of 20.81 in the 50 yard freestyle, and established a new pool, school, and Conference record in the process. Perez also repeated that same feat in the 100 yard freestyle. with a time of 46.22. Perez was also the nucleus of both the 200 yard freestyle and 400 yard freestyle relays that also set new Conference marks. Pooling their talents with Perez were teammates Leo Gandaria, Jack Lustig, and Jackson Zgola These 4 swimmers set new school, pool, and Conference records in both the 200 and 400 yard freestyle relay events. All 3 of these swimmers also captured gold in their own individual events. Gandaris was first in the 200 yard freestyle, Lustig captured top honors in the 200 yard individual medley, and Zgola won the 100 yard breaststroke event. Other PG squared making the podium were Vincent Patti in both the 200 yard individual medley and the 100 yard breaststroke, David Turner in both the 200 yard freestyle and the 100 yard backstroke, Zach Mrnik in the 500 freestyle, and Aaron Shibilski made the top 3 in the 100 yard backstroke. Rounding out the scoring on the varsity level were Colin Hassel in the 100 breaststroke, Max Luksich and Joe White in the 50 free, Bharat Kothapalli and Dusan Savic in the 100 yard butterfly, Charles Julien in the 500 free, and Mathew Koronke in the 100 yard breaststroke.
Not to be outdone by the swimmers, our 1st year diving program, under the direction of coach Brian Verfuerth, also outscored every team in the Conference by scoring 3 divers in the top 8. Conner Eckes led the diving trio with a point total of 257.45. Micah Durham and Tommy Hackbarth rounded out the divers placing 6th and 8th respectively.
“Our real test will come this Saturday, again hosting at our own pool, against a number of the of the best teams in the area. Muskego, Marquette, and Waukesha South will provide us all the competition we can handle at that meet. Our swimmers are really looking forward to the challenge.” commented Schrank.
Diving action starts on Friday at 6:00 p.m. and Swim action is at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday February 9.