A balanced effort led the surging Shorewood boys swim team to a second-place effort out of 14 schools in the Cedarburg Invitational on Saturday.
'We had a real strong effort as a team,' Greyhounds coach Rob McCabe said. '… We had some real stand out performances scoring in 20 different individual races, all six relays adding to the team total and taking home 13 medals and a few best times.'
The Greyhounds host their own invitational Saturday.
Shorewood scored 300 points for its spot at Cedarburg as the host Bulldogs won with 430 as Whitefish Bay was seventh and Brown Deer/University School was 11th.
The Greyhounds earned their place using depth, as they had a number of second- and third-place finishes. Claiming seconds were freshman Michael Perry in the 100 butterfly (54.75 seconds) and Kirill Korolev in the 500 free (4:58.43).
Thirds went to Korolev in the 200 free (1:50.71) and Perry in the 200 individual medley (2:05.64). Fourths were taken by freshman Henri Carignan in the 100 butterfly (58.36) and the 200 free relay team of Perry, Philip Clausen, Suhith Bayana and Korolev (1:35.8).
Other top 10 efforts included the following:
200 medley relay: Devon Brusnahan, Joe Lock, Carignan and Joe Stephenson, ninth (1:50.43); 200 free: Alex Borut, 10th (2:00.56); 200 individual medley: Brusnahan, eighth (2:13.43); 100 butterfly: Andrew Clokey, seventh (1:00.46); 500 free: Borut, sixth (5:26.15); Clokey, 10th (5:38.86); 100 backstroke: Brusnahan, fifth (59.96); Carignan, sixth (1:00.39); 100 breast stroke: Lock, eighth (1:10.67); Carlo DeSando, 10th (1:12.43); and 400 free relay: Perry, Philip Clausen, Bayana and Korolev, fifth (3:33.59).
McCabe is pleased with the team's depth.
'I am extremely happy with how our 'B' relay swimmers are progressing,' he said. 'Those guys, especially Henri Carignan and Joe Lock, showed me some inspiring splits in their freestyle races.'
Others praised were Perry, Korolev, Carignan and DeSando. McCabe also said that Max Gietzen has also shown a great deal of improvement.
Kaszubowski leads Bay
Bay scored 161 points for its spot as defending state Division 2 diving champion Joe Kaszubowski easily won his event over a 28-man field with 454.5 points. Other top efforts included a fifth from Ethan Bott in the 200 individual medley (2:06.51) and sixth from Bott in the 100 breast stroke (1:08.23) while Noah Oldson was third in the 100 backstroke (58.2).
Other good showings included the following: 100 butterfly: Curt Walther, ninth (1:01.09); 200 free relay: Sam Raber, Quinn Mooney, Nate Wurzer and Joe Corrao, 10th (1:43.3); and 400 free relay: Oldson, Joey McMahon, Bott and Walther, eighth (3:39.32).
Brown Deer/USM scored 60 points for its place as Bill Wong and Josh Thompson had the best efforts for the Falcons. Wong was fourth in the 100 breast stroke (1:05.7) and also seventh in the 200 individual medley (2:10.33) while Thompson was fifth in the 100 butterfly (59.72) and 12th in the 100 backstroke (1:05.32).