Shorewood tankers win own invite for first time in 15 years

Nicolet fifth in same swimming meet

Jan. 21, 2014

It was a feel-good day Saturday for the Shorewood boys swim team, as the Greyhounds turned in a complete effort and overpowered the field in its own 11-team invitational, their first victory at the meet since 1999.

"Really good swimming today, I mean really good swimming," Greyhounds coach Rob McCabe said. "These guys certainly went right after it today. It's been a long time that I can remember a team feeding off each other's energy before the taper season like this.

"I'm stoked and I think the boys are, too, with the large number of season-best times and with how many stepped up their performances."

And it was also a nice day for Nicolet, as the Knights earned fifth in the same event.

"It was a great meet for us. It was nice to see how we stack up against the top teams in the area," Knights coach Dwight Davis said. "From what I saw we will be very competitive at the end of the season."

Shorewood scored 393 points to outdistance North Shore Conference power Cedarburg (3451/2) while Nicolet earned its spot with a 2351/2 point total.

Michael Perry led the way for Shorewood as he won the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 53.84 seconds and then joined with Suhith Bayana, Joe Stephenson and Kirill Korolev to take the 200 free relay in a season best time of 1:30.94.

Perry also joined with Henri Carignan, Alex Borut and Korolev, which also turned in a season best in taking fourth (3:23.53).

Korolev maintained his steady excellence, taking second in both the 200 free (1:48.41) and 100 free (48.75).

Other top efforts by event included the following: 200 medley relay: Devon Brusnahan, Zach Hammond, Carignan and Bayana, third (1:47.78); Tommy Chamberlain, Ilya Litvin, Andrew Clokey and Stephenson, eighth (1:56.37); 200 free: Perry, third (1:51.81); Borut, sixth (1:54.62); 50 free: Bayana, fourth (23.54); 100 butterfly: Carignan, third (56.69); Clokey, seventh (1:00.66); 500 free: Borut, fifth (5:09.25); 100 backstroke: Brusnahan, third (59.19); Carignan, fourth (1:00.67); 100 breaststroke: Hammond, sixth (1:08.25); 400 free relay: Brusnahan, Barry, Clokey and Stephenson, seventh (3:37.15).

Overall, McCabe was very pleased with the effort.

"Michael Perry had a banner day...(and) Kirill Korolev had a sterling day with all season-best times and relay splits," he said. "...Suhith Bayana, Alex Borut, Ilya Litvin and Devon Brusnahan all had two individual best swims, too. I don't think we can complain too much on how 2014 has started out."

For Nicolet, top efforts included freshman Jeremy Moser taking second in diving with an 11-dive score of 347.5), Mike Mills taking fourths in both the 200 (1:52.24) and 500 freestyles (5:06.39), Ben Cook claiming fifth in the 100 butterfly (59.3), and Colin Silverhus earning a third in the 100 breaststroke (1:05.32).

Other good showings by event included the following: 200 medley relay: Michael Hangsterfer, Silverhus, Cook and Rickie Romerski, sixth (1:49.47); 200 individual medley: Silverhus, sixth (2:09.55); Dylan Hall, ninth (2:17.14); 50 free: Romerski, sixth (23.89); 200 free relay: Ian O'Connor, Silverhus, Taylor Hanson and Mills, sixth (1:37.76); 100 backstroke: Hangsterfer, eighth (1:04.82); 100 breaststroke: Dylan Hall, seventh (1:10.0); and 400 free relay: Romerski, O'Connor, Hangsterfer and Mills, ninth (3:38.7).

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