Marshfield boys swimming seventh at Hodag Relay Invite
Tigers earn two top-three finishes
By Paul Lecker
RHINELANDER — The Marshfield boys swimming team finished seventh out of eight teams at the Hodag Relay Meet on Saturday at Rhinelander High School.
The Tigers finished with 66 points, just 16 points out of third place in a tightly contested meet. A disqualification in one race cost Marshfield enough points to drop from fourth to seventh in the team standings.
Green Bay won seven of the 10 races to take the team title.
The Tigers’ top finish came from the 500 decrescendo relay team of Anthony Hartwig, Zach Hanson, Eric Tollefson, and Alec Brenner, which finished second in 5:21.57.
Marshfield also got a third-place finish from the 400 freestyle relay team of Tollefson, Ben Donahue, Hanson, and Scott Thompson (3:55.30).
Marshfield hosts Wausau East in a Wisconsin Valley Conference dual Thursday.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Hodag Relay Meet
Dec. 10, at Rhinelander High School
Team scores: 1. Green Bay 160; 2. Lakeland 118; 3. Tomahawk 82; 4. Rhinelander 80; 5. Shawano 72; 6. Superior 70; 7. Marshfield 66; 8. Rice Lake 48.
Winners and Marshfield finishers
200 medley relay: 1. Green Bay (John Gahnz, Kaiser Neverman, Riley Komp, Kaen Baxter) 1:44.72; 6. Marshfield (Brock Hamm, Jacob Dick, Alec Benner, Zach Hanson) 2:08.84.
800 freestyle relay: 1. Tomahawk (Alex Tucker, Scott Bresnahan, Stanlee Kmiecik, Jack Garcia) 8:34.21; 7. Marshfield (Alex Wuethrich, Cade Esker, Kyle Schultz, Anthony Hartwig) 11:04.52.
400 IM relay: 1. Green Bay (Baxter, Connor Howe, Macoy Socha, Komp) 4:11.46.
200 freestyle relay: 1. Shawano (Ben Tunell, Isaac Ellis, Eric Elonen, Tradel Nickelson) 1:43.42; 4. Marshfield (Nathan Albanito, Wuethrich, Brandon Koran, Hartwig) 1:55.53.
300 butterfly relay: 1. Green Bay (Komp, Ben Georgia, Neverman) 2:57.18; 6. Marshfield (Brenner, Albanito, Ben Donahue) 4:06.85.
500 decrescendo relay: 1. Shawano (Nickelson, Ellis, Tunell, Andrew Lisak) 5:12.08; 2. Marshfield (Hartwig, Hanson, Tollefson, Brenner) 5:21.57.
300 backstroke relay: 1. Green Bay (Howe, Georgia, Gahnz) 2:54.62; 8. Marshfield (Hamm, Koran, Tyler Meyer) 4:32.85.
150 mixer relay: 1. Green Bay (Socha, Howe, Robert Cantrall) 1:23.35; 7. Marshfield (Schultz, Hamm, Albanito) 1:43.07.
300 breaststroke relay: 1. Green Bay (Socha, Cantrall, Neverman) 3:29.05; 5. Marshfield (Scott Thompson, Esker, Dick) 4:06.45.
400 freestyle relay: 1. Green Bay (Baxter, Georgia, Anthony Stoa, Gahnz) 3:39.34; 3. Marshfield (Tollefson, Donahue, Hanson, Thompson) 3:55.30.