The Lakeland boys’ swim team got back to the pool with a couple of meets over the weekend.
The Thunderbirds beat Shawano 107-61 on Thursday, Jan. 9.
Then, the Thunderbirds participated in the Ashwaubenon Invite finishing seventh with 159 points among 11 teams on Saturday, Jan. 10.
“It was nice to see some of the guys do some different events again,” coach Chris Garcia said. “It’s nice to get back in the routine.”
The Thunderbirds came right out of the gates with a victory. Tyler Teichmiller, Liam Hogan, Max Nowak and Brandon Boh finished first in the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:54.77.
Then, Hogan came back to win the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:59.48, the only swimmer under two minutes. Tucker finished second with a time of 2:04.61.
In the 200-yard IM, Nowak won with a time of 2:28.74.
The next event was the 50-yard freestyle, where the Thunderbirds continued their good swims. Teichmiller won with a time of 24.54.
Tucker won the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 1:02.98.
Boh got one his first individual wins of the day in the 100-yard freestyle. He won with a time of 53.73.
The 500-yard freestyle was all Thunderbirds. Hogan won the event, swimming a time of 5:09.73. Sam Black finished second with a time of 6:36.86. Phillips finished third swimming a 6:54.65.
The Thunderbirds won the 200-yard freestyle relay with a time of 1:44.03. That relay consisted of Teichmiller, Maverick Metzger, Black and Tucker.
Then, Brandon Boh got first place in his second win of the night. He won the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:05.86.
Following Boh’s win, Teichmiller finished first in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:06.49.
To wrap up the night, the team of Boh, Tucker, Nowak and Hogan won the 400-yard freestyle relay with a time of 3:45.25.
There were plenty of other standouts on the day as well.
“I thought Sam Black had a good meet in the IM and 500. Maverick Metzger had a good meet, Joey Jurries had a good 100 backstroke and Primo Filizetti had a lifetime best in the 100 free,” Garcia said.
“Bayport, Stevens Point are all D1 schools — it’s nice to see where we kind of line up against them,” Garcia said. “It’s nice to swim different teams and have a really good mix of D1 and D2.”
In the 200-medley relay, Tucker, Teichmiller, Boh and Hogan finished fifth with a time of 1:46.44.
Right after that, Boh finished eighth in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:53.35.
“Today was a really good day for Brandon Boh,” Garcia said. “He had a time drop in the 200 free.”
In the 200 IM, Teichmiller finished third with a tie of 2:09.10. Tucker finished 13th with a time of 2:18.52.
There was a new school record in the 50 freestyle. Hogan broke the record with a time of 21.43, finishing first as well.
Boh finished 12th in the 100 butterfly with a time of 1:01.50.
The Thunderbirds came in the top three in the 200 freestyle relay with a time of 1:33.20, good for third place. That team consisted of Boh, Teichmiller, Hogan and Tucker.
Tucker finished sixth in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:00.36.
In the 100 breaststroke, Teichmiller finished fifth with a time of 1:05.26.
“It was nice to see some times drop for our guys,” Garcia said. “They’ve been working pretty hard for the last month.”
Their next meet comes Thursday, Jan. 16 at home against Medford. The meet starts at 5:30 p.m.
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