A solid week of practice helped the Iola-Scandinavia swim team pick up another win.
The Thunderbirds outswam Seymour and Marathon Saturday, Jan. 7, at the Iola-Scandinavia Community Fitness & Aquatic Center.
“We had a good week of practice last week and it really showed in this meet,” coach Dick Wright said. “We had lots of personal bests and some great performances in all the age divisions.”
The team won both of its winter season home meets, as well as the Wittenberg-Invitational.
Tayler Carlson, Sara Breed, Cassidy Kostuch, Hannah Wall, Matthew Glodowski and Aiden Charapata led the 8-and-under swimmers. Carlson won the 25 butterfly and 100 freestyle and took third in the 25 backstroke; Green won the 25 and 50 freestyle; Kostuch won the 25 backstroke and placed second in the butterfly; and Wall, Glodowski and Charapata added three top-four finishes.
Ana Holder and Elisabeth Sullivan topped the field for the 9- and 10-year-olds. Holder won the 200 freestyle, 100 backstroke and 100 breaststroke and took second in the 50 and 100 freestyle; and Sullivan won the 50 and 100 freestyle and placed second in the 200 freestyle.
Jessica Gutschow, Katherine Leaf, Ethan Olson and Daniel Parks led the 11-12 group. Gutschow won the 50 freestyle, 50 breaststroke and 100 individual medley and placed second in the 100 freestyle; Leaf won the 100 and 200 freestyle, 100 breaststroke and 50 butterfly; and Olson and Parks added three top-three finishes.
Haley Glass, Jessica Faldet and Jakob Struble led the 13-14 group. Glass won the 50 and 100 freestyle, 100 backstroke and 100 IM; Faldet won the 100 backstroke and 50 breaststroke; and Struble recorded two seconds and two thirds.
John Faldet, Powers Spees, Ryan Parks and Morgan Glodowski led the 15-18 group. Faldet won the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle and the 100
backstroke; Spees won the 100 butterfly and IM and took second in the 50 freestyle; and Parks and Glodowski each had four top-three finishes.
The T-Birds also won all 10 relay races.
“This was another really nice meet for us,” Wright said. “After Christmas break, it is sometimes hard to do well in the first week back, but our kids really responded.”
Leaf and Ryan Parks were named swimmers of the week.
The T-Birds will head to Rhinelander Saturday, Jan. 14, for an eight-team invitational before hosting an open meet Saturday, Jan. 21.