For the Antigo Times
The Antigo Penguins ended their 2016-2017 swim season at the Central Wisconsin Swim Conference Meet held in Rice Lake this past weekend.
In all, 24 Antigo Penguins qualified and competed along with 480 swimmers from Central Wisconsin. The Penguins took 11th place out of 17 teams. The age 10 & under competed on Saturday, February 4th. Participating swimmers included Tristin Arlen, Shambo Wienke, Molly Neufeld, Mya Burt, Zone Wienke, Tre Wienke, Kemal Wienke, Gordon Lucht, Nolan Lucht, Evelyn Lucht, Brion Koszarek, Zander Reetz and Rutger Busse. The 11 and older competed on Sunday, February 5th. Participating swimmers included Heather Arlen, Ella Wienke, Sanya Wienke, Ryan Zima, Karl Busse, Myah Bolder, Morgan Rank, Emily Gravitter, Grace Baginski, Sydney Meidl and Alyssa Tincher.
The top six in each event received medals. Zone Wienke broke conference records in the Boys 8 & Under category in the following swims: 100 SC Meter Freestyle with a time of 1:24.35, 50 SC Meter Freestyle at 38.95 and the 25 SC Meter Breaststroke with a time of 22.04. Zone also broke his own club records in these three swims.
Mya Burt had a state qualifying time of 43.21 in the age 9-10 50 SC Meter Backstroke.
Those who qualified for Midwest Regionals (denoted by * ) were Heather Arlen, Mya Burt, Zone Wienke and Tristin Arlen.
Swimming Age Group 13-14
Ryan Zima, age 13: 400 SC Meter Freestyle 5:40.79- 2nd place; 200 SC Meter Freestyle 2:37.42- 3rd place; 100 SC Meter Butterfly 1:35.08- 4th place; 100 SC Meter Freestyle 1:11.21- 5th place.
Heather Arlen, age 14: 100 SC Meter Butterfly 1:15.05- 3rd place*; 200 SC Meter IM 2:51.66- 4th place*; 100 SC Meter Backstroke 1:15.84- 6th place*.
Swimming Age Group 11-12
Karl Busse, age 12: 100 SC Meter Backstroke 1:41.38- 4th place.
Alyssa Tincher, age 12: 200 SC Meter IM 3:17.63- 5th place; 200 SC Meter Freestyle 2:54.01- 6th place.
Sanya Wienke, age 12: 100 SC Meter Butterfly 1:43.06- 3rd place; 200 SC Meter IM 3:17.41- 4th place.
Swimming Age Group 9-10
Tre Wienke, age 9: 200 SC Meter Freestyle 3:33.91- 3rd place.
Gordon Lucht, age 10: 100 SC Meter IM 2:32.89- 5th place.
Mya Burt, age 9: 50 SC Meter Freestyle 36.13- 3rd place*; 100 SC Meter IM 1:32.19- 3rd place*; 50 SC Meter Backstroke 43.21- 5th place * (qualified for state); 50 SC Meter Butterfly 42.25- 6th place*.
Tristin Arlen, age 9: 400 SC Meter Freestyle 6:28.72- 2nd place; 50 SC Meter Freestyle 37.43- 5th place*; 100 SC Meter IM 1:38.64- 5th place; 100 SC Meter Butterfly 1:55.45- 6th place.
Swimming Age Group 8 & Under
Zone Wienke, age 8: 100 SC Meter Freestyle 1:24.35- 1st place* (club record); 50 SC Meter Freestyle 38.95- 1st place* (club record); 25 SC Meter Breaststroke 22.04- 1st place* (club record).
Kemal Wienke, age 7: 25 SC Meter Butterfly 25.38- 1st place; 50 SC Meter Freestyle 54.91- 5th place;
Rutger Busse, age 7: 25 SC Meter Butterfly 39.57- 3rd place.
Boys 10 & Under 200 SC Meter Medley Relay- Gordon Lucht, Tre Wienke, Zone Wienke and Kemal Wienke 3:32.32- 3rd place.
Girls 10 & Under 200 SC Meter Medley Relay- Mya Burt, Shambo Wienke, Tristin Arlen and Molly Neufeld 3:03.21- 5th place.
Girls 12 & under 200 SC Meter Medley Relay- Alyssa Tincher, Sanya Wienke, Morgan Rank and Myah Bolder 2:53.01- 5th place
Girls 14 & Under 200 SC Meter Medley Relay- Ella Wienke, Sydney Meidl, Heather Arlen and Grace Baginski 2:30.59- 6th place
Throughout their 2016-2017 season, the Penguin swimmers received great instruction and support from coaches: Janelle Bolder, Kate Stensberg, Mary Stensberg, Mary Ponasik, Andrew Tainter, Evelyn Olson, Betsy Neufeld, Michelle Arlen and Austin Arlen.