Rhinelander swimmers ended their season with the Midwest Regional Swim meet held March 27 and 28 at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center. The Regional meet hosted 82 swim teams from 10 states in the Midwest.
Coach Megan Cihla said she was pleased with the performances of the athletes. “We had about a month of training that focused on a few small, but important aspects of every race including lengthening our under water kicking and breath control,” Chihla said. “Every swimmer came in and swam the races exactly how they had prepared, and did wonderfully. We had athletes drop anywhere from hundredths of a second to 7 or 8 seconds. At this point in the season, any drop in time is fabulous and as a coach, I couldn’t have asked for anything better.”
Four swimmers, Abbi Winnicki, Jack Antonuk, Joseph Heck and Thaddeus Heck broke previously held Rhinelander Swim Club records.
The results are as follows:
Jack Antonuk 10 Individual: 20th 100 free, 27th 50 back, 14th 50 free, 8th 100 breast, 11th 200 IM, 9th 100 back, 9th 200 Free- Relays: 8th- 200 Medley, 6th 200 Free
Ethan Brown 17 Individual: 11th 200 free, 8th 100 back, 10th 50 free, 4th 200IM, 5th 100 fly, 2nd 100 free Relays: 1st 400 Free, 2nd 200 free. (Brown took a 7th place finish overall with high points.)
Mathias Fugle 8 Individual: 11th 50 free, 10th 25 fly, 23rd 25 free,
Alex Gaber 16 Individual: 26th 50 free, 28th 100 Free: Relays: 1st 400 free, 2nd 200 free
Charlie Heck 9 Individual: 44th 50 back, 31st 50 free
Grace Heck 13 Individual: 46th 50 free, 33rd 100fly, 62nd 100 free: Relays: 11th 200 Medley, 6th 200 free
Joseph Heck 12 Individual: 18th 50 back, 16th 100 breast, 18th 50 free, 22nd 100IM, 18th 100back 16th 50 breast, 31st 100free, Relays: 3rd place 200 Medley 6th place 200free
Maria Heck 10 Individual: 51st 200 free Relay: 25th 200free
Thaddeus Heck 12 Individual : 9th 50 breast, Relay: 6th 200free
Marissa McGuire 13 Individual: 106th 50 free Relay: 14th 200free
Noelle St. Pierre 10 Individual: 49th 100 breast, 58th 50 breast Relay: 25th 200 free
Abi Winnicki 8 Individual; 4th 100 free, 7th 100IM, 4th 50 free, 7th 25 fly, 6th 25 free, 4th 200IM, 13th 25back: Relays: 2nd place 100medley, 1st place 100free. (Winnicki took a 4th place finish overall with high points)
Abi Winnicki -8 broke 3 club records- 200IM (3:06.33) 50 Back ( 41.24) 100 free (1:12.65) Winnicki had a record time in the 200 IM prior to the MN meet, and then managed to break her own record by 6.03 seconds.
Jack Antonuk-10 broke2 club records. 200 IM (251.10) 100 Breaststroke (1:32.10) Antonuk also had broken the record for the 200 IM prior to this meet, then proceeded to break his own record by 7 seconds.
Jospeh Heck-12 broke 1 club record 200 Backstroke (2:41.75)
Thaddeus Heck-12 broke 1 club record 200 Breaststroke (2:53.16)