Janesville Parker’s boys swim team leaped past its archrival and ended the regular season on a high note Friday evening.
The Vikings were the big winners during a Big Eight Conference double-dual as they swept Janesville Craig, 100-70, and Madison East, 108-62, at Craig High. The Cougars defeated the Purgolders 92.5-77.5.
Parker and Craig entered the night with identical 1-6 conference dual records. The Vikings (3-6) moved one win ahead of the Cougars (2-7) on the final night of the Big Eight dual season.
The two city schools now turn their attention to the postseason. The first key test will be the conference swim meet, set for Feb. 3 at Beloit Memorial High.
“I think we’re in a good place just because we’ve worked hard,” Parker coach Eric Rhodes said following Friday’s meet. “The work we’re doing is way more than what we’ve done in the past.”
The Vikings won five events overall, and opened the evening with a win when Garrett Leach, Michael Easton, Max Kisting and Ethan Griffith finished the 200-yard medley relay in 1:49.69.
Nathan Warda (200 freestyle), Cameron Odegaard (50 freestyle), and Ethan Griffith (100 freestyle) secured individual wins for the Vikings. Leach, Odegaard, Warda and Kisting combined to win the 400-yard freestyle relay by 6.79 seconds over runner-up Madison East.
Craig’s Gavin Ziebel and Kiel Wolff set personal records to win the 200-yard individual medley and 500-yard freestyle races, respectively.
“We’ve consistently had PRs from meet to meet,” Craig coach Jonathan Hopkins said. “Seeing their times tonight, I’m really excited to see what they can do in those championship meets.”
The Cougars also won the 200-yard freestyle relay.
BIG EIGHT CONFERENCE DOUBLE DUAL
PARKER 108, MADISON EAST 62; CRAIG 92.5, MADISON EAST 77.5; PARKER 100, CRAIG 70
200 medley relay—Parker (Garrett Leach, Michael Easton, Max Kisting, Ethan Griffith), 1:49.69; Craig (Gavin Ziebell, Callaghan Bradley, Kiel Wolff, Lochlin Pearce), 1:52.38; East (Kody Hellenbrand, Bryn Ostby, Liam Duffy, Dren Zajmi), 1:54.98.
200 freestyle—Nathan Warda (JP), 1:57.17; Wolff (JC), 1:59.77; Duffy (ME), 2:05.01.
200 IM—Ziebell (JC), 2:16.74; Kisting (JP), 2:19.24; Ethan Griffith (JP), 2:25.86.
50 freestyle—Cameron Odegaard (JP), 25.11; Zajmi (ME), 25.24; Bradley (JC), 25.54.
100 butterfly—Hellenbrand (ME), 55.36; Leach (JP), 58.97; Sam Sarauer (JC), 1:04.94.
100 freestyle—Ethan Griffith (JP), 52.82; Kisting (JP), 54.91; Pearce (JC) 56.28.
500 freestyle—Wolff (JC), 5:12.29; Warda (JP), 5:20.30; Ziebell (JC), 5:30.17; Duffy (ME), 5:30.17.
200 free relay—Craig (Saraurer, Pearce, Ziebell, Wolff), 1:38.65; Parker (Ethan Griffith, Peyton Meyer, Aaron Griffith, Easton), 1:42.20; East (Zajmi, Dominic Bailey, Ethan Price, John Verhoff), 1:45.51.
100 backstroke—Hellenbrand (ME), 56.39; Leach (JP), 59.44; Cayden Williams (JC), 1:06.47.
100 breaststroke—Bradley (JC), 1:07.45; Odegaard (JP), 1:08.99; Easton (JP), 1:10.96.
400 free relay—Parker (Leach, Odogaard, Warda, Kisting), 3:38.16; East (Price, Verhoff, Duffy, Hellenbrand), 3:44.95; Craig (Saraurer, Carson Dooman, Williams, Bradley), 3:53.23.