For the Antigo Times
The Antigo Penguins competed in Medford on Saturday, January 6th. Competing swim clubs included Antigo, Black River Falls, Fort McCoy, Lakeland, Medford, Merrill and Rhinelander.
Participating swimmers from the Penguins included Emily Gravitter, Gretchen Lucht, Alexis Federman, Evie Lucht, Avery Federman, Meredith Meidl, Morgan Rank, Erika Gravitter, Aidan
Neumann, Nolan Lucht, Gordy Lucht, Heather Arlen, Alyssa Tincher, Molly Neufeld, Mya Burt,
Tristin Arlen, Myah Bolder, Rutger Busse, Holland Tainter, Brion Koszarek, Zander Reetz, Lola
Evans, Chloe Tainter, Layla Tainter, Nate Wild, Maggie Neufeld, Brandi Howard and Max Bolder.
All the swimmers did a wonderful job and many swam their personal best.
Mya Burt broke her own age 9-10 Antigo Swim Club record in the 50Y Butterfly with a time of
State qualifiers were Tristin Arlen in the 100Y Backstroke, Mya Burt in the 50Y Butterfly and
100Y Backstroke and Holland Tainter in the 25Y Freestyle
Qualified for Midwest Regionals*- Mya Burt, Chloe Tainter, Holland Tainter and Tristin Arlen.
The Penguins received ribbons in the following swims.
Heather Arlen age 15: Open 200Y Breaststroke 3:05.30- 4th place, Open 100Y Backstroke 1:09.42- 2nd place
Emily Gravitter age 16: Open 100Y Breaststroke 1:39.69- 6th place
Swimming age group 13-14
Alyssa Tincher age 13: Open 400Y IM 6:26.97- 3rd place, Open 200Y Breaststroke 3:26.09- 5th place, Open 200Y Freestyle 2:35.76- 6th place
Gretchen Lucht age 13: 200Y IM 3:50.20- 6th place
Swimming age group 11-12
Gordy Lucht age 11: 50Y Butterfly 57.27- 5th place
Molly Neufeld age 11: 50Y Backstroke 42.46- 6th place
Swimming age group 9-10
Brion Koszarek age 10: 50Y Freestyle 43.04- 5th place
Zander Reetz age 10: 100Y IM 1:58.48- 3rd place, 50Y Backstroke 54.82- 4th place, 100Y Freestyle 1:42.91- 5th place, 50Y Freestyle 43.14- 6th place
Nolan Lucht age 9: 100Y IM 2:30.73- 5th place, 50Y Breaststroke 1:24.96- 5th place
Mya Burt age 10: 100Y IM 1:22.93- 1st place*, 50Y Butterfly 35.65- 1st place* Qualified State and Club Record, 100Y Freestyle 1:11.09- 2nd place*, Open 100Y Backstroke 1:20.76- 6th place* Qualified State
Chloe Tainter age 10: 100YIM 1:29.62- 2nd place, 50Y Butterfly 37.91- 2nd place*, 50Y Freestyle 34.11- 3rd place*
Tristin Arlen age 10: 100Y Freestyle 1:10.89- 1st place*, 50Y Freestyle 32.67- 1st place*, Open 100Y Backstroke 1:22.41- 7th place* Qualified State, Open 100Y Breaststroke 1:40.39- 7th place*
Swimming age group 8 & under
Rutger Busse age 8: 50Y Freestyle 50.22- 1st place, 25Y Freestyle 20.21- 2nd place, 25Y Butterfly 31.67- 3rd place, 25Y Backstroke 29.68- 3rd place
Nate Wild age 7: 25Y Backstroke 32.16- 4th place
Holland Tainter age 8: 25Y Backstroke 21.17- 1st place*, 50Y Freestyle 39.40- 1st place*, 25Y Freestyle 16.92- 2nd place* Qualified State, 25Y Butterfly 21.32- 2nd place
Alexis Federman age 8: 50Y Freestyle 51.09- 4th place
Girls 10 & Under 200 Medley Relay- Tristin Arlen, Mya Burt, Chloe Tainter and Maggie Neufeld- 2:40.39- 1st place
Girls 12 & Under 200 Medley Relay- Lola Evans, Molly Neufeld, Meredith Meidl and Avery Federman- 3:08.31- 6th place
Girls 14 & Under 200 Medley Relay- Myah Bolder, Morgan Rank, Alyssa Tincher and Erika Gravitter- 2:37.65- 2nd place
Boys 8 & Under 100Y Freestyle Relay- Nate Wild, Max Bolder, Aidan Neumann and Rutger Busse- 2:37.22- 2nd place
The swimmers were coached by Janelle Bolder and Ryne and Katelyn Levis.