A record-breaking day in the pool
The boys swim team hosted the annual Hodag Relays with a scaled down format with only two other teams this year. The team managed to break three records on the way to winning the meet with 116 points to Marshfield’s 98 and Lakeland’s 82. That was even with one entry being disqualified.
A record was set in the first event, the 200 yard medley relay erasing the mark from 2017 by Marcus O’Malley, Charlie Heck, Ashton Cole and Zacha King.
The second record was in the 200 yard freestyle relay from 1984. The team of Daniel Gillingham, Jack Antonuk, Joseph Heck and Charlie Heck broke the record by over two seconds. The 1984 record had been set with the Heck brothers’ father, Ken and uncle, Dave. That foursome also set the new record in the 500 yard decrescendo relay from 2007, breaking that record by a little over five seconds.
The swimmers next travel to Shawano for a dual meet on Tuesday. Photos by Bob Mainhardt.