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Shorewood's depth lifts swimmers to impressive win in Woodland Relays

Four firsts and seven seconds key to title

Dec. 9, 2012

Shorewood - Depth is the watch word this season for the Shorewood boys swim team and it was depth that carried the Greyhounds to the championship of the Woodland Conference Relays on Dec. 5 at Cudahy.

Shorewood finished first or second in 11 of the 13 events to simply overwhelm the 10-school field with 286 points as Greenfield/Greendale was second with 260.

"My strategy of this meet was to have twelve strong relays by spreading the talent among all the events," Greyhounds coach Rob McCabe said. "That worked out perfectly as all twelve relays made a trip to awards podium. All the guys came home with heavy pockets as we finished with four gold, seven silver and one bronze medal.

"Not a bad day swimming against 10 teams, including five cooperative squads and four D1 teams."

The Greyhounds try to continue their road to success as they took on the New Berlin co-op in a league dual meet on Wednesday.

Taking firsts at the Woodland meet for the Greyhounds were the 200 free relay team of Henri Carignan, Suhith Bayana, Joe Stephernson (1:37.4); the 100 medley relay team of Carignan, Carlo DeSando, Andrew Clokey and Bayana (52.04); the 300 butterfly crew of Clokey, Philip Clausen, Ilya Litvin and Michael Perry (2:51.22) and the 400 free team of Clausen, Bayana, Stephenson and Kirill Korolev (3:36.67).

Among the numerous seconds were the 200 medley relay team of Devon Brusnahan, Joe Lock, Perry and Clausen (1:48.78); the 400 individual medley relay of Clokey, Zach Hammond, Tommy Chamberlain and Lock (4:26.38); the 800 free relay of Brusnahan, Perry, Hammond and Korolev (7:59.71); the 500 crescendo relay of Chamberlain, Stephenson, Bayana and Korolev (4:44.59); the 400 medley team of Brusnahan, Lock, Perry and DeSando (4:02.26); the 300 backstroke crew of Clokey, Brusnahan, Chamberlain, and Carignan (2:58.12) and the 100 free unit of Stephenson, Carignan, Clausen and DeSando (46.16).

The 300 breast stroke crew of Hammond, DeSando, Litvin and Lock helped out with a third (3:32.41).

"I really like the way this team continues to improve, mature and mesh together," McCabe said. "The team's chemistry is great right now and I'm looking forward to the upcoming weeks ahead."

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