3 Shawano swimmers take the podium at sectionals


Leader Staff

The Shawano boys swim team had three individual swimmers and two relay teams take the podium at the WIAA Division 2 sectional tournament at Hudson on Saturday.

Connor Angeli earned his spot on the podium with a fifth-place finish in the 200-yard individual medley in 2 minutes, 25.19 seconds. Angeli also placed 12th in the 100 breaststroke (1:16.53).

Karson Rades placed eighth in the 100 breaststroke in 1:13.03 for his spot at the podium.

Chase Lhotka earned his spot after an eighth-place finish in the 50 freestyle in 23.69.

In relay action, the 200 free team placed fifth (1:35.73), comprised of Lhotka, Collin Buerman, James Krueger and Jeffrey Green.

The 400 free team took seventh (3:39.21) with Lhotka, Krueger, Green and Peter Fuller.

Other top-10 individual swimmers for the Hawks were Green, who took ninth in the 50 free (23.71), Fuller, who placed seventh in the 500 freestyle (5:28.64) and Krueger, who placed 10th in the 100 butterfly (1:00.63).

The 200 medley relay team placed ninth (1:52.41) with Krueger, Rades, Lhotka and Buerman.

Shawano finished ninth as a team out of 11. No Hawks qualified for the state meet.

WIAA Division 2 sectional team results:

1. Lakeland Union (290.5) 2. River Falls (272) 3. Rhinelander (262) 4. Tomahawk (239) 5. Pulaski (199) 6. Rice Lake (183) 7. Wausau East (166) 8. Antigo (157.5) 9. Shawano (150) 10. Menominee (114) 11. Medford (51)