After a strong second-place showing in the WIAA sectional this past weekend, Whitefish Bay swimmers and divers are now preparing for the big state meet in Madison.
Whitefish Bay swimmers and divers won four events in the WIAA sectional this past weekend at Cudahy High School. Whitefish Bay took second to Shorewood, earning 347 points to Shorewood's 360 points.
Whitefish Bay senior Joe Kaszubowski took first place in diving. Senior Ethan Bott earned a first place in the 100-yard Backstroke. Bott and his teammates sophomore Noah Oldson, junior Curt Walther, and senior Ethan Nikolau also won first place in the 200-yard medley relay. Oldson, junior Joey McMahon, and seniors Nikolau and Bott won the 400-yard free relay.
Also qualifying for the state meet were junior Luke Henricks in diving, Bott in the 200-yard individual medley, Nickolau in the 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard freestyle, and Oldson in the 500-yard freestyle and 100-yard backstroke.
Shorewood wins sectionals
Winning a championship and qualifying for the state meet for Shorewood was freshman Michael Perry, who earned first place in the 100-yard butterfly event. Perry and his teammates senior Philip Clausen, and juniors Suhith Bayana and Kirill Korolev also placed first in the 200-yard freestyle relay.
Also qualifying for the state meet for Shorewood were junior Kirill Korolev, who placed second in the boys 200-yard freestyle event, and senior Philip Clausen earned second place in the boys 100-yard butterfly event.
State meet is Friday
The WIAA Division 1 State Meet is Saturday in Madison. The State Meet is on Friday at the University of Wisconsin Natatorium. Diving at 2:30 p.m. followed by swimming at 6:30 p.m.