T-Birds knock off two teams
"Neither team brought a full squad of swimmers, so our depth simply overwhelmed the other two teams," coach Dick Wright said. "Also, Marshfield YMCA was supposed to attend and they were a no-show."
In spite of some age division and not having very strong competition, the T-Bird swimmers turned in some impressive performances, according to Wright.
Tayler Carlson, Cassidy Kostuch, Sara Breed, Matthew Glodowski and Ryan Breed led the 8-and-under group. Carlson won the 25 freestyle, butterfly and backstroke and 50 breaststroke and freestyle events, while Kostuch, Glodowski and the Breeds had at least four top-five finishes each.
Elisabeth Sullivan, Kaitlyn Kostuch and Ana Holder topped the field in the 9-10 group. Sullivan won the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle and the 100 backstroke, while Kostuch won the 50 breaststroke and Holder won the 50 butterfly and 100 breaststroke.
Katherine Leaf and Marcus Glodowski led the 11-12 group. Leaf won the 50 and 100 freestyle, the 50 backstroke and breaststroke and 100 individual medley, while Glodowski won the 100 backstroke and added four seconds.
Mitch Glodowski led the 13-14 group by winning the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle and 100 breaststroke and butterfly.
Powers Spees, Zach Shulfer and Morgan Glodowski led the 15-18 group. Spees won the 100 freestyle, breaststroke and IM; Shulfer took first in the 200 freestyle and added four seconds; and Glodowski had five top-four finishes.
The T-Birds also won all but one relay race.
"This ended up being a small meet, but I was very impressed that our kids still swam really well without too much competition," Wright said. "It's a good sign of who they are. I'm very proud of them."
Cassidy Kostuch and Ryan Breed shared swimmers of the meet honors.
The team will travel to Plymouth Saturday, July 14, for an eight-team invitational and to Wittenberg Saturday, July 21, for a six-team meet. The squad will then wrap up its summer season Saturday, July 28, with a home open meet at the Iola-Scandinavia Community Fitness & Aquatic Center in Iola.
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