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Cougars' Loftus wins two events

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Gazette Staff
January 9, 2010

Alex Loftus posted a pair of victories for Janesville Craig High School in a Big Eight Conference double dual meet with Madison West and Middleton at Middleton on Friday.


West beat Craig, 125-45, and Middleton topped Craig, 121-49, to drop the Cougars to 2-4 in the Big Eight.


Loftus set career-best times to gain victories in the 200 individual medley (2:02.83) and the 100 breastroke (1:02.36).


“(Loftus) is right where we want him to be,” Craig coach Brian Kitzman said of the senior. “He’s right in track, and we are real pleased.’’


Kitzman said the Cougars swam well for their first meet in three weeks.


“For three weeks without a meet, the guys worked hard and swam well,” Kitzman said. “We had a lot of best times.’’


The Cougars will swim next Saturday at the Middleton Invitational.


WEST 125, CRAIG 45


MIDDLETON 121, CRAIG 49


MIDDLETON 96, WEST 74


200 medley relay—1. Middleton (Brett Merley, Lucas Zdanabicius, R.J. Leiferman, Nick Schutte), 1:43.46. 2. West, 1:45.76.


200 freestyle—1. Derek Uselman (M), 1:50.73. 2. Reid Alderson (MW), 1:55.27. 3. Michael Key (M), 1:56.31.


200 individual medley—1. Alex Loftus (JC), 2:02.83. 2. Leiferman (M), 2:05.22. 3. Jessie O’Keefe (MW), 2:07.03.


50 freestyle—1. Schutte (M), 23.25. 2. Ben Bauch (MW), 23.38. 3. Sterling Knoche (MW), 23.69.


100 butterfly—1. Leiferman (M), 56.53. 2. Silas Grosch (M), 58.21. 3. O’Keefe (MW), 58.98.


100 freestyle—1. Dean Leeper (MW), 51.46. 2. Knoche (MW), 51.87. 3. Schutte (M), 52.84.


500 freestyle—1. Derek Uselman (M), 5:06.63. 2. Jackson Uselman (M), 5:12.42. 3. Kris Sladky (MW), 5:14.65.


200 freestyle relay—1. Middleton (Brian Andryk, Grosch, J. Uselman, D. Uselman), 1:33.03.


100 backstroke—1. Leeper (MW), 58.36. Eric Geier (MW), 58.36 (tie). 3. Key (M), 59.95.


100 breaststroke—1. Alex Loftus (JC), 1:02.36. 2. Zdanabicius (M), 1:03.44. 3. Brandon Peterson (M), 1:04.35.


400 freestyle relay—1. Middleton (D. Uselman, Schutte, Andric, Leiferman), 3:23.26. 2. West, 3:25.66.


-- Parker splits—The Vikings downed Beloit, 115-54, but lost 102-68 to Verona in a Big Eight double dual at Verona.


The Vikings’ Caleb Sigmund finished second in the 50 freestyle (26.74) and the 100 freestyle (59.48).


PARKER 115, BELOIT 54


VERONA 126, BELOIT 44


VERONA 102, PARKER 68


200 medley relay—Verona (Pedretti, Olandt, Kretschmann, Moen), 2:02.03. 2. Verona B, 2:03.89.


200 freestyle—1. Pat Hruska (V), 2:18.64. 2. Markus Murdy (JP), 3. Brandon Jackson (JP), 2:21.72.


200 individual medley—2. Olandt (V), 2:22.52. 2. Jacob Johnson (JP), 2:40.55. 3. Ben Hartzell (JP), 2:46.99.


50 freestyle—1. Ritt (V), 26.52. 2. Caleb Sigmund (JP), 26.74. 3. Tom Dvorak (JP), 27.92.


100 butterfly—1. Dan Luebke (B), 1:07.71. 2. Gabourie (V), 1:07.81. 3. Murdy (JP), 1:10.62.


100 freestyle—1. Ritt (V), 58.51. 2 C. Sigmund (JP), 59.48. 3. Snodgrass (V), 1:04.39.


400 freestyle—1. McNulty (B), 4:48.82. 2. Johnson (JP), 5:06.77. 3. Snodgrass (V), 5:12.54.


200 freestyle relay—1. Parker (Sigmund, Matt Simon, Murdy, Dvorak), 1:49.73. 2. Verona, 1:50.45.


100 backstroke—1. Gabourie (V), 1:07.18. 2. Olandt (V), 1:07.36. 3. Moen (V), 1:11.88.


100 breaststroke—1. Nate Sigmund (JP) 1:17.29. 2. Karls (V), 1:20.46. 3. Hartzell (JP), 1:25.29.


400 freestyle relay—Verona (Kuker, Pedretti, Moen, Olandt), 4:00.58. 2. Parker, 4:05.78.



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