STAR JOURNAL REPORT
The Rhinelander High School girls swimming team had five runner-up finishes and also came in third in two events to earn all-conference honors Friday when the Hodags placed second in the seven-team Great Northern Conference meet held at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Aquatics Center.
Tomahawk, which placed first in 10 of the 11 events, won the conference title with 480.5 points, followed by RHS (401), Lakeland Union High School (392), Ladysmith /Bruce/Flambeau (335.5), Medford (275), Antigo (132) and Colby/Abbotsford (123).
The Hodags finished second in two relay events with Lisa Kennedy, Jenna Hawley, Makenna Winnicki and Grace Heck in the 200-yard medley relay (1 minute, 57.44 seconds) and Hawley, Heck, Carly Seidl and Marisa McGuire in the 200 freestyle relay (1:45.91).
RHS’s individual runner-up finishes included: Winnicki, 200 freestyle (2:06.01) and 500 freestyle (5:32.32); and Marissa Martin, 100 breaststroke (1:14.17).
Kennedy added a third-place finish in the 100 backstroke (1:04.77) and also joined Winnicki, McGuire and Taylor Macak to finish third in the 400 freestyle relay (3:58.36).
RHS will return to the UWSP Aquatics Center on Nov. 4 to compete in the WIAA Division 2 Sectional.