Local swimmers ready to dive in to state
A number of area swimmers hope to make a splash at Friday's Division 2 and Saturday's Division 1 boys state meets.
The WIAA released late Saturday night the 18 additional qualifiers in each event for the state meet in Division 1, along with the 12 additional qualifiers in each event in Division 2. Saturday's sectional winners automatically qualified for the state meet.
Janesville Craig, which swam in the toughest sectional in the state at Middleton, qualified two relays and senior Jimmy Loftus for Saturday's Division 1 state meet at the UW-Natatorium in Madison.
Loftus will compete in the 500 freestyle after qualifying with a time of 5:01.79.
Janesville Parker senior Tommy Dvorak qualified in the 100 butterfly with a time of 54.92.
Milton, which finished sixth at last year's Division 2 state meet, will be well represented at Friday's state meet. The Red Hawks have 10 individual qualifiers, along with all three relay teams.
In the 100 breaststroke, Milton will have senior Spencer Mattox, freshman Mitchell Roberts, senior John Toberman and senior Brandon Benson all swimming in the second heat.
Friday's Division 2 state meet begins at 6:30 p.m. Saturday's competition in Division 1 begins at 3 p.m.
Division 1 state qualifiers
200 medley relay—Janesville Craig, 1:42.55.
200 individual medley—Christian Daniels, sr., Beloit Memorial, 1:59.06.
100 butterfly—Tommy Dvorak, sr., Janesville Parker, 54.92.
500 freestyle—Jimmy Loftus, sr., Janesville Craig, 5:01.79.
200 freestyle relay—Janesville Craig, 1:31.89.
100 breaststroke—Daniels, sr., Beloit Memorial, 1:00.64; Remington Glogovsky, jr., Lake Geneva Badger, 1:03.06.
Division 2 state qualifiers
200 medley relay—Milton, 1:39.60.
200 freestyle—Sam Johnson, jr., Elkhorn, 1:48.58; Avery Kan, sr., Fort Atkinson, 1:49.96; Paul Hill, sr., Fort Atkinson, 1:52.11.
200 individual medley—Spencer Mattox, sr., Milton, 1:57.47.
50 freestyle—Lee Hollman, sr., Fort Atkinson, 22.17; Tyler Zaspel, jr., Fort Atkinson, 22.85; Luke Gorst, sr., Elkhorn, 23.1; Pat Riesterer, sr., Milton, 23.2.
100 butterfly—Brandon Benson, sr., Milton, 52.66; Zaspel, jr., Fort Atkinson, 55.81.
100 freestyle—Hollman, sr., Fort Atkinson, 48.92; Jack Lunaas, sr., Milton, 49.43; Hill, sr., Fort Atkinson, 50.56; Gorst, sr., Elkhorn, 50.87.
500 freestyle—Johnson, jr., Elkhorn, 4:47.18.
200 freestyle relay—Fort Atkinson, 1;29.23; Milton, 1:30.71; Elkhorn, 1:33.65.
100 backstroke—Lunaas, sr., Milton, 55.53; Tommy Wecker, soph., Milton, 59.49; Brandon Ambrose, sr., Elkhorn, 59.54.
100 breaststroke—Mattox, sr., Milton, 59.61; Mitchell Roberts, fr., Milton, 1:01.64; John Toberman, sr., Milton, 1:02.46; Benson, sr., Milton, 1:03.37
400 freestyle relay—Fort Atkinson, 3:19.05; Elkhorn, 3:23.94; Milton, 3:24.56.