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T-Birds dominated by Hodags in the pool

February 04, 2020 by Brett LaBore

The Lakeland boys’ swimming team returned to the pool with a match against Rhinelander on Thursday, Jan. 30.

The Hodags won 110-58.

“We consider Rhinelander great sportsmen and always enjoy competing with them,” coach Chris Garcia said.

One of the big wins for the Thunderbirds came in the 400 freestyle relay. The team of Brandon Boh, Avery Tucker, Tyler Teichmiller and Liam Hogan won with a time of 3:29.92. 

“Our 400 free relay looked smooth and the boys had good splits,” Garcia said. 

Hogan won the 100 butterfly with a time of 57.65, the first win of the day for the Thunderbirds.

“Liam Hogan’s 100 fly was a nice surprise and pretty fast,” Garcia said. 

The second win came in the 500 freestyle. Teichmiller swam a time of 5:21.41, taking first by four seconds. 

In the 100 backstroke, Tucker won with a time of 59.69, the only swimmer under one minute.

To start the meet, the Thunderbird relay of Tucker, Teichmiller, Boh and Hogan took second in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:46.91.

Teichmiller and Boh went two-three in the 50 freestyle. Teichmiller swam a time of 23.93 and Boh a time of 23.97.

In the 100 breaststroke, Hogan finished second with a time of 1:09.78.

Taking third place in the 200 IM, Tucker finished with a time of 2:19.49. 

Boh finished third in the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:40.64.

“Overall we are not looking at the final score. We are looking at individual events,” Garcia said. “We just had fun with it.”

Up next, the Thunderbirds compete in the GNC Meet on Friday, Feb. 7 at Rhinelander High School starting at 5:30 p.m.

Brett LaBore may be reached at [email protected] or [email protected].

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