Swimmers 5th at Marquette

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Rob Reischel
Erick Grelle and Middleton’s boys swimming team finished fifth at the Marquette Invite last Saturday./Times-Tribune photo by Mary Langenfeld

They were tired, weary and a little wiped out.

But Middleton’s boys swimmers shook it off last Saturday and finished fifth at the star-studded Milwaukee Marquette Invite.

Just 24 hours earlier, the Cardinals won a triple dual against Madison East and Beloit Memorial.

“I was impressed with the turnaround of our boys, having both the physical and mental endurance to go right from a dual meet into a large invite,” Middleton coach Sam Niesen said. “Overall, there were some very solid swims.”

Madison West won the Marquette Invite with 319 points, while Brookfield was second at 247. Waukesha South-Catholic Memorial was third (215.5), while Chicago Fenwick (215) and Middleton (179) rounded out the top five.

Middleton sophomore Michael Draves won the 200-yard freestyle, while junior John Virnig was 15th. Draves also won the 500-yard freestyle.

Senior Ethan Lengfeld was fifth in the 100-yard breaststroke, while junior Tom McGovern was 11th.

Senior Jacob Aegerter was eighth in the 200-yard IM, while junior Isaac Hanson was 15th. Aegerter was also ninth in the 100-yard butterfly, while sophomore Luke Delaney was 10th and Hanson was 14th.

Middleton’s 200-yard medley relay team of Draves, Lengfeld, Delaney and Aegerter was sixth.

The Cardinals’ 400-yard freestyle relay team of Aegerter, Virnig, junior Erick Grelle and Draves was sixth.

And Middleton’s 200-yard freestyle relay team of Delaney, freshman Andrew Lund, junior Gunnar Kunsch and senior Dean Zillner was ninth.

“Some of them were swimming tired, which was expected, but every one of them gave everything they had,” Niesen said. “I’m very happy with how hard everyone has been working and it's looking like we're going to have some great times towards the end of the season.”

Middleton also cruised past East and Beloit last Friday.

The Cardinals’ 200-yard medley relay team of Draves, Lengfeld, Delaney and Aegerter finished first, while the quartet of Grelle, junior Tommy McGovern, Hanson and Zillner was second.

Middleton’s 200-yard freestyle relay team of senior Jack Zocher, Zillner, McGovern and junior Max Hollfelder was first, while junior Matthew Leiferman, senior Zach Carpenter, Delaney and freshman Noah Williams was second.

And the Cardinals’ 400-yard freestyle relay team of Draves, Zocher, freshman Chris George and Grelle was first, while the foursome of Aegerter, Zillner, Lund and Hollfelder was second.

Young won the 200-yard freestyle, while Zocher was second. Freshman Andrew Martin won the 200-yard IM, while freshman Jack Mondi was fourth.

Draves won the 50-yard freestyle, while Zillner was second. Aegerter won the 100-yard butterfly and sophomore Jacob Trepczyk was second.

Grelle won the 100-yard freestyle and Lund was second. George won the 500-yard freestyle and Lund was third.

Grelle won the 100-yard backstroke and Zillner was second. And Lengfeld captured the 100-yard breaststroke and McGovern was second.

“The boys did what they needed to do to take the wins over East and Beloit,” Niesen said.

 

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