Grafton rules the pool over rival Port Washington

Times and technique continue to improve for the Pirates, although meet victories aren’t yet coming
Ozaukee Press staff

Grafton High School’s swim team topped Port at home on Oct. 2, 120-55, as the Pirates continue to develop their team.

“The girls did well for this point in the season,” co-coach Danielle Peiffer said.

“The girls swam strong and continue to show improvement both in technique and times.”

Top scorers for the Pirates were sophomore Sydney Hannert with eight points, senior Elaina Wichmann with seven, freshman Kamryn Lapacek with six and junior Allison Schmutzler with eight.

Wichmann won the 100-meter backstroke with a personal-record 1 minute, 14.56 seconds.

Hannert took second in the 100 butterfly in 1:11.78.

Lapacek was second in the 200 freestyle in 2:18.

Freshman Leah Sheriff was second in the 200 individual medley in 2:53.05.

Schmutzler was second in the 100 breaststroke in 1:28.88.

Sophomore Sarah Howell took third in the 50 freestyle in a PR 30.4.

The 200 freestyle relay team of Lapacek, freshman Caroline Hadacek, Sheriff and Wichmann took second in 2:03.03.

The 400 freestyle relay team of sophomore Erin Grisar, Schmutzler, Howell and Hannert took second in 4;48.53.

The 200 medley relay team of Wichmann, Hannert, Grisar and lapacek was second in 2:17.32.

Port was to swim at Whitefish Bay on Tuesday, host Plymouth at 6 p.m. Thursday  swim at a Shorewood invite on Saturday and host Homestead at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13.

“Our focus right now is working hard at practice and fine tuning technique for the next two weeks so we can finish strong at the end of the season,” Peiffer said.

Grafton was scheduled to host Cedarburg on Tuesday, swim at the Shorewood invite on Saturday and at Nicolet on Tuesday, Oct. 16.

The North Shore Conference Meet is Oct. 26 and 27 at Grafton. Diving is on Oct. 26 and swimming is the following day.



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