Swimmers win Big 8 dual meet title

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Rob Reischel
Nate Lamers and Middleton’s boys swimming and diving team won the Big Eight Conference dual meet championship./Times-Tribune photo by Mary Langenfeld

They are the champions — of the Big Eight Conference dual meet season.

Middleton’s boys swimming and diving team won its own triple dual last Friday. The Cardinals rolled past Madison La Follette, 135-30, and upended Beloit Memorial, 126-44.

Middleton improved to a perfect 9-0 in conference dual meets and captured the league title.

“It was a good moment to stop and appreciate, and a nice early payoff for all the hard work some of these guys have been doing for years,” Middleton coach Danny Lynam said. “It also was a nice confirmation for us that we are on the right track. Now we get to set our sights on the conference and state meets.”

Middleton’s quartet of Nate Lamers, Jay Sullivan, Nick Chirafisi and Ben Collier won the 200-yard medley relay, while Nathan Kim, Venden Berge, Tyler Choedak and Calvin Roberts was second.

The Cardinals’ foursome of Jack Madoch, Sullivan, Alex Starr and Forrest Peterson was first in the 200-yard freestyle relay, while the quartet of Nick Hinz, Wesley Carpenter, Berge and Roberts was second.

Middleton’s 400-yard freestyle relay team of Lamers, Chirafisi, Joe McNerney and Peterson was first, while the foursome of Madoch, Choedak, Collier and Nathan Kim was second.

Lamers, Theo Wolf and Collier went 1-2-3 in the 100-yard backstroke. Sullivan, Caleb Davey and Jacob Beckman went 1-2-3 in the 100-yard breaststroke.

Madoch won the 50-yard freestyle, while Hinz was second and Alex Starr was fourth. Chirafisi won the 500-yard freestyle, while Choedak was second and Koby Renfert was fourth.

Berge won the 100-yard butterfly and Sam Carey was fourth. Peterson won the 200 IM, while Carpenter was fourth.

Ian Bohachek, Sam Larsen and Wolf were second, third and fourth, respectively, in the 200-yard freestyle. Kim, McNerney and Roberts were also second, third and fourth, respectively, in the 100-yard freestyle.

“We always treat every meet as an opportunity to practice racing,” Lynam said. “We had some good races after a tough couple of weeks. They were the last few tough weeks for our varsity guys before postseason tapers start.

“We also swam some events that the guys don't normally do and found a couple of end of season races we didn't expect, which will be useful going into a highly competitive postseason.”

• On deck: Middleton hosts its own invitational Saturday beginning at 1 p.m.


Jan. 24


Team scores: Middleton 135, Madison La Follette 30; Middleton 126, Beloit Memorial 44; Beloit Memorial 106, Madison La Follette 57.

200 medley relay — Mid (Lamers, Sullivan, Chirafisi, Collier), 1:42.21. 200 freestyle — Jacobson, BM, 1:53.68. 200 individual medley — Peterson, Mid, 2:04.45. 50 freestyle — Madoch, Mid, 22.90. 100 butterfly — Berge, Mid, 56.45. 100 freestyle — Saladar, BM, 49.72. 500 freestyle — Chirafisi, Mid, 4:56.73. 200 freestyle relay — Mid (Madoch, Sullivan, Starr, Peterson), 1:29.98. 100 backstroke — Lamers, Mid, 57.66. 100 breaststroke — Sullivan, Mid, 1:08.49. 400 freestyle relay — Mid (Lamers, Chirafisi, McNerney, Peterson) 3:18.60.



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