The Iola-Scandinavia Thunderbird swim team headed to Stevens Point Jan. 26 for a meet with about 400 other swimmers.
“The meet was structured to focus on individual scores rather than team scores,” coach Dick Wright said.
Luke Sperl and Peyton Carlson led the 7-and-under group with three and two top-four finishes, respectively.
Tayler Carlson, Matthew Glodowski and Amber Sperl led the 8-9 group. Carlson took second in the 50-yard breaststroke and butterfly and thirds in the 100 individual medley and 50 freestyle; Glodowski had two top-six finishes; and Sperl added three top-seven finishes.
Aidan Elwood and Elisabeth Sullivan led the 10-11 group. Elwood placed fifth in the 50 freestyle and backstroke, sixth in the 100 freestyle and seventh in the 50 backstroke, while Sullivan was the top Iola swimmer for the girls in this age group.
Ethan Olson, Dylan Kostuch and Jessica Gutschow led the 12- and 13-year-old swimmers. Olson placed second in the 100 breaststroke; third in the 100 freestyle, fifth in the 50 freestyle and seventh in the 100 backstroke; Kostuch had three seventh-place finishes; and Gutschow finished as the top Iola swimmer for the girls in this group.
John Faldet, Zach Shulfer and Morgan Glodowski led the 14-and-over group. Faldet had three firsts and a second; Shulfer had a pair of firsts; and Glodowski scored two fourths and a seventh.
Faldet, Shulfer and Tayler Carlson received trophies for high individual scores in their age groups. Faldet shared first-place honors, while Shulfer and Carlson placed third in their respective age divisions.
Tayler Carlson shared swimmers of the meet honors with Faldet.
The T-Birds will wrap up their winter season Saturday, Feb. 2, at Seymour.