Antigo Penguins compete in Lakeland, two swimmers qualify for regionals
For the Antigo Times
The Antigo Penguins competed in Lakeland on Saturday, January 20th. Competing swim clubs included Antigo, Bay Area, Lakeland, Rice Lake and Phillips. Participating swimmers from the Penguins included Emily Gravitter, Meredith Meidl, Morgan Rank, Erika Gravitter, Alyssa Tincher, Molly Neufeld, Mya Burt, Tristin Arlen, Myah Bolder, Rutger Busse, Brion Koszarek, Zander Reetz, Nate Wild, Maggie Neufeld, Teddy Baginski, Maggie Baginski, Adie Smith, Karl Busse, Makayla Tischendorf, Molly Nelson and Max Bolder. All the swimmers did a wonderful job and many swam their personal best.
Mya Burt broke the age 9-10 Antigo Swim Club record in the 100Y Backstroke with a time of 1:20.00 and her own age 9-10 record in the 50Y Butterfly with a time of 34.35.
Tristin Arlen qualified for State in the 50Y Freestyle. Mya Burt also swam state qualifying times in the 50Y Butterfly, 100Y IM and 100Y Backstroke.
Mya Burt and Tristin Arlen qualified for Midwest Regionals.
The Penguins received ribbons in the following swims:
Emily Gravitter age 16: Open 50Y Freestyle 35.32- 4th place, Open 100Y Freestyle 1:27.21- 5th place
Swimming age group 13-14
Alyssa Tincher age 13: 400Y IM 6:21.33- 1st place, 100Y Breaststroke 1:32.26- 5th place, Open 200Y Backstroke 2:53.44- 5th place, 100Y Freestyle 1:05.86- 6th place
Morgan Rank age 13: 400Y IM 7:05.35- 2nd place, Open 200Y Backstroke 3:24.09- 6th place
Erika Gravitter age 14: Open 50Y Freestyle 35.96- 6th place
Molly Nelson age 13: 200Y IM 2:50.51- 1st place, 100Y Breaststroke 1:30.17- 4th place, 100 Backstroke 1:16.29- 5th place
Karl Busse age 13: 100Y Butterfly 1:35.94- 1st place, 500Y Freestyle 8:29.22- 2nd place, 100Y Backstroke 1:26.05- 3rd place, 50Y Freestyle 34.06- 4th place
Swimming age group 11-12
Molly Neufeld age 11: 50Y Butterfly 47.30- 5th place
Meredith Meidl age 11: 100Y Freestyle 1:15.46- 3rd place, 50Y Butterfly 41.98- 2nd place, 500Y Freestyle 8:04.00- 4th place, 50Y Backstroke 40.31- 6th place
Swimming age group 9-10
Brion Koszarek age 10: 100Y Freestyle 1:32.05- 1st place, 50Y Freestyle 40.13- 3rd place, 100Y IM 1:59.77- 3rd place, 50Y Butterfly 1:03.10- 4th place
Zander Reetz age 10: 50Y Backstroke 50.50- 2nd place, 100Y IM 1:53.18- 2nd place, 50Y Freestyle 41.26- 4th place, 50Y Butterfly 56.33- 3rd place
Mya Burt age 10: 50Y Butterfly 34.35- 1st place* Qualified State and Club Record, 100Y IM 1:20.10- 1st place* Qualified State, 100Y Freestyle 1:12.22- 1st place*, Open 100Y Backstroke 1:20.00- 6th place* Qualified State and Club Record
Tristin Arlen age 10: 50Y Freestyle 31.73- 1st place* Qualified State, 50Y Breaststroke 44.43- 1st place*, 100Y IM 1:23.97- 2nd place*, Open 200Y Freestyle 2:42.28- 5th place*
Maggie Neufeld age 10: 50Y Breaststroke 57.81- 5th place, 50Y Freestyle 47.02- 5th place, 50Y Backstroke 55.21- 6th place
Swimming age group 8 & under
Rutger Busse age 8: 50Y Freestyle 56.77- 1st place, 25Y Freestyle 21.82- 2nd place, 25Y Butterfly 29.95- 3rd place
Teddy Baginski age 7: 25Y Freestyle 24.94- 3rd place, 50Y Freestyle 1:01.97- 3rd place
Nate Wild age 7: 25Y Backstroke 41.57- 4th place, 50Y Freestyle 1:24.63- 5th place
Max Bolder age 7: 25Y Backstroke 41.84- 5th place
Girls 12 & Under 200 Medley Relay- Tristin Arlen, Maggie Baginski, Mya Burt and Meredith Meidl- 2:26.67- 2nd place
Boys 14 & Under 200 Medley Relay- Brion Koszarek, Zander Reetz, Karl Busse and Teddy Baginski- 3:38.56- 1st place
Girls 14 & Under 200 Medley Relay- Makayla Tischendorf, Erika Gravitter, Molly Neufeld and Maggie Neufeld- 3:00.26- 3rd place
Open Girls 200Y Freestyle Relay- Erika Gravitter, Maggie Neufeld, Emily Gravitter and Adie Smith- 2:40.18- 2nd place
Boys 8 & Under 100Y Freestyle Relay- Teddy Baginski, Max Bolder, Nate Wild and Rutger Busse- 2:15.75- 1st place
The swimmers were coached by Janelle Bolder and Ryne Levis, Austin Arlen and Michelle Arlen.
The Penguins will compete in their Divisionals meet in Rhinelander on Saturday and Sunday, January 27-28. The top 9 in the individual swims and the top 6 in relays will then qualify for the Conference meet. Conference this year will be held in Antigo Saturday and Sunday, February 3-4.