The new year got off to a smashing start for the Shorewood boys swim team Saturday as the Greyhounds picked up firsts from Michael Perry in the 100-yard butterfly and from the 400 free relay in winning the 17-school Cedarburg Bulldog Invitational.
The numbers tell the tale, coach Rob McCabe said.
"We had an overall tremendous team effort," he said. "...Anytime a team wins a meet with 17 teams that is a special feat. We had some real stand-out performances having 13 different boys place in the top 16, scoring in 22 different individual races, all six relays and several season best times."
The Greyhounds, who hosted a powerful New Berlin team in a dual meet on Wednesday, scored 4071/2 points to take the event with the host Bulldogs earning second with 379 and Wauwatosa third with 261.
Perry led a strong team effort in the butterfly with a victorious time of 54.59 seconds as teammate Henri Carignan was third (56.77) and Andrew Clokey seventh (1:01.65).
Perry and Carignan then joined Kirill Korolev and Suhith Bayana on a winning effort in the 400 free relay with a season best time of 3:24.15.
Taking seconds were Korolev in the 200 free (1:49.09) and the 100 free (49.32) and Perry in the 500 free (5:03.37). Thirds were taken by Carignan in the 100 backstroke (1:00.0) and Joe Lock in the 100 breaststroke (1:07.78).
Other top 10 efforts included the following: 200 medley relay: Devon Brusnahan, Lock, Carignan and Joe Stephenson, fourth (1:48.43); Tommy Chamberlain, Zach Hammond, Clokey and Ilya Litvin, ninth (1:54.56); 200 free: Lock, seventh (1:59.23); 200 individual medley: Brusnahan, fifth (2:17.36); Hammond, ninth (2:21.53); 50 free: Bayana, fifth (23.62); Stephenson, ninth (24.43); 500 free: Clokey, ninth (5:43.73); 200 free relay: Stephenson, Bayana, Perry, Korolev, fourth (1:34.51); 100 backstroke: Brusnahan, fourth (1:00.46); 100 breaststroke: Zach Hammond, seventh (1:09.68); and 400 free relay: Lucas Barry, Willem Van Den Kieboom, Lock and Brusnahan, eighth (3:44.42).
McCabe praised the efforts of the 400 free relay, calling the time "impressive" and he noted that Perry, Korolev and Carignan had the best overall days, earning a combined six top three medals among themselves.
"Other guys who really stepped up were Joe Lock, Zach Hammond and freshman Charlie Phillips," McCabe said.
Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.
Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter Get the Newsletter!
- Shorewood boys basketball team beats Madison in regional, 63-60
- Shorewood girls basketball team beats Bay for regional title, 52-40
- Shorewood's Perry breaks through for state swim title
- Shorewood boys' swimmers advance 16 entries to state test
- Shorewood girls basketball team stifles Brown Deer, 48-22
- Shorewood's depth too much in Woodland swim meet
- Shorewood girls clinch second straight Woodland East title
- Official's passing at boys hoops game stuns Shorewood
- Shorewood girls work through tragedy, win two games
- Shorewood swimmers get busy, turn in two strong finishes