Craig sends swimmers to state meet
Janesville Craig High School’s boys swim team will be well represented at Saturday’s WIAA Division 1 state meet at the UW Natatorium in Madison.
Led by senior Nick Hazekamp, the Cougars earned two additional individual qualifiers for state along with all three relay teams after a strong showing at the Middleton Sectional.
Hazekamp will swim in the 200 freestyle for the second straight year at state after extra-qualifying time of 1:50.13 at the sectional meet. He will also swim in the 100 backstroke after qualifying with a time of 54.34.
Craig senior Matt Enloe will swim on all three relay teams as the Cougars earned an invitation to state in the 200 medley, 200 freestyle and 400 freestyle relay races. Joining Enloe on the 200 medley relay team will be Hazekamp, senior Sam Waddell and sophomore Alex Loftus. Enloe and Hazekamp will be joined by sophomores Nicholas Strub and Tyler Meinders in the 400 relay, while Strub, Meinders, Enloe and senior Sean Davis will compete in the 200 freestyle relay.
Janesville Parker senior Marcus Genrich was added as an additional qualifier in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:04.53.
In Division 2, a number of area schools picked up additional qualifiers for Friday night’s state meet at the Natatorium.
All three of Milton’s relay teams earned additional berths, along with senior Adam Homan in the 50 freestyle and junior Erik Swanson in the 100 backstroke.
Fort Atkinson freshman Wyatt Paul earned a bid in both the 50 and 100 freestyle races, along with teammate Evan Hill in the 100 backstroke and 100 butterfly. The Blackhawks’ Anthony Nelson also qualified in the 100 butterfly.
Elkhorn High will be represented by the 200 individual medley and the 400 freestyle relay teams, as well as senior Ethan Lockhart in the 100 butterfly and 50 freestyle. Dalton Anderson, who won the 100 butterfly at the Cudahy Sectional, earned an additional berth in the 200 individual medley.
Jefferson’s Doug Posorske is an additional qualifier in the 50 freestyle and 100 butterfly, along with the 200 freestyle relay.
The Comets of Delavan-Darien earned four extra qualifiers individually, and the 400 freestyle relay team will join the sectional champion 200 medley relay team. Junior Kevin Schneider earned the right to swim at state in the 100 butterfly and the 200 individual medley, while senior Tanner Schmaling and senior Nathaniel Johnson are extra qualifiers in the 100 breaststroke and 100 breaststroke, respectively. Johnson won the sectional title in the 200 IM with a time of 1:58.30 and will be the top seed at the state meet.
Janesville Craig—Extra qualifiers: Nick Hazekamp, sr., 200 freestyle, 1:50.13; 100 backstroke, 54.34.
200 medley relay (Hazekamp, Alex Loftus, so.; Sam Waddell, sr.; Matt Enloe, sr.), 1:41.58; 200 freestyle relay (Nicholas Strub, so.; Sean Davis, sr.; Tyler Meinders, so.; Enloe), 1:31.66; 400 freestyle relay (Strub, Meinders, Enloe, Hazekamp), 3:21.81.
Janesville Parker—Extra qualifier: Marcus Genrich, sr., 200 individual medley, 2:04.53.
Badger/Big Foot—Sectional champion: 200 freestyle relay (Alex Gaugert, jr.; Franek Kulik, so.; Ellis Lagerhausen, jr.; Nathan Kidder, sr.), 1:32.04.
Extra qualifiers: Nathan Kidder, sr., 50 freestyle, 21.99; 100 freestyle, 47.67.
Delavan-Darien—Sectional champions: Nathaniel Johnson, sr., 200 individual medley, 1:58.30; Alex Riegert, 100 freestyle, 48.07; Riegert, 100 breaststroke, 59.94; 200 medley relay (Nathaniel Johnson, sr.; Tanner Schmaling, sr.; Kevin Schneider, jr.; Alex Riegert, jr.), 1:40.82.
Extra qualifiers: Kevin Schneider, 100 butterfly, 54.21; 200 individual medley, 2:05.60; Tanner Schmaling, 100 breaststroke, 1:05.26; Johnson, 100 breaststroke, 59.94; 400 freestyle relay (Schneider, Johnson, Mike McErlean, sr.; Riegert), 3:21.03.
Elkhorn—Sectional champion: Dalton Anderson, sr., 100 butterfly, 52.37.
Extra qualifiers: Ethan Lockhart, sr., 100 butterfly, 57.45; 50 freestyle, 23.00; Anderson, 200 individual medley, 2:02.26; 200 freestyle relay (Cory Hoskins, sr.; Frank Rudar, jr.; Lockhart, Anderson), 1:32.53; 400 freestyle relay (Hoskins, Zac Simon, so.; Lockhart, Anderson) 3:24.64.
Fort Atkinson—Extra qualifiers: Wyatt Paul, fr., 50 freestyle, 22.65; 100 freestyle, 49.64; Evan Hill, so., 100 backstroke, 57.24; 100 butterfly, 55.97; Anthony Nelson, 100 butterfly, 57.66; 400 freestyle relay (Paul, Spencer McCombs, sr.; Nelson, Hill), 3:21.36; 200 medley relay (Hill, Paul, Nelson, Joe Athas, jr.), 1:42.60.
Jefferson—Extra qualifiers: Doug Posorske, sr., 50 freestyle, 22.87; 100 butterly, 55.96; 200 freestyle relay (Lee Olson, sr.; Eric Beccue, sr.; Marcos Lares, fr.; Posorske), 1:35.03.
Milton—Sectional champions: Jeff Maxwell, jr., 200 freestyle, 1:45.21; 500 freestyle, 4:43.83.
Extra qualifiers: Adam Homan, sr., 50 freestyle, 22.90; Erik Swanson, jr., 100 backstroke, 1:03.68; 200 medley relay (Maxwell, Swanson, Homan, Ian McSweeny, sr.), 1:41.44; 200 freestyle relay (Homan, McSweeny, Ryan Fischer, sr.; Maxwell), 1:31.53; 400 freestyle relay (Homan, Jim Anderson, sr.; Fischer, McSweeny), 3:25.24.