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October 17, 2019

The James Williams Middle School girls’ swim team celebrates in the pool after winning a triangular meet over D.C. Everest and Prairie River (Merrill) at the Heck Family Community Pool Tuesday, Sept. 10. (Submitted photo)
The James Williams Middle School girls’ swim team celebrates in the pool after winning a triangular meet over D.C. Everest and Prairie River (Merrill) at the Heck Family Community Pool Tuesday, Sept. 10. (Submitted photo)
9/14/2019 7:30:00 AM
JWMS swim team wins home triangular

The James Williams Middle School swim team hosted its only home meet of the season Tuesday, taking first place in a triangular meet against D.C. Everest Middle School and Merrill's Prairie River Middle School at the Heck Family Community Pool.

The Hodags scored 97 points to defeat D.C. Everest by 15. Merrill was third with 29 points.

JWMS scored a host of top-five finishes and won three of the 10 events.

Eighth-grader Abi Winnicki won the 100-yard individual medley with a time of 1 minute, 4.22 seconds and also won the 50 breaststroke (33.17). The Hodags added a 1-2 finish at the end of the race in the 400 freestyle relay, with the team of Margaret Lambert, Lily Thorsen, Alicia Lentine and Claire Caselton winning by roughly 20 seconds (4:38.92) over teammates Payton Seidl, Madyson Kramsvogel, Sadie Houghton and Millie Gruett.

Rhinelander claimed runner-up finishes in all three relays. Lambert, Winnicki, Ellyse Younker and Emma Houg were second in the 200 medley relay. Houg, Younker, Caselton and Winnicki made up the runner-up squad in the 200 freestyle relay. Houg added a runner-up finish in the 200 freestyle and was fourth in the 100 freestyle. Younker was second in the 50 butterfly and third in the 100 IM.

Caselton finished third the 50 freestyle, Lambert was third in the 50 butterfly and Sam Sundby finished third in the 50 breaststroke. Kramsvogel was fourth in the 50 freestyle, Lentine was fourth in the 50 butterfly and fifth in the 50 freestyle.

Thorsen took fifth in both the 100 and 200 freestyle.

JWMS took three of the top five spots in the 200 medley relay. In addition to the A team's runner-up finish, the B team of Caselton, Hailey Zubricky, Lentine and Gruett finished fourth and the C team of Abbie Ames, Sundby, Houghton and Kramsvogel finished fifth. Ames, Zubricky, Kramsvogel and Thorsen finished fifth in the 200 freestyle relay.

Note: See many more photos of this week's subvarsity sports action in today's print edition of the River News.

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