Girls Swim: Clintonville’s Foth earns top finish at sprints meet

Witt-Birn places 4th, Shawano/Bonduel 5th
Morgan Rode
Sports Editor

SHAWANO — Clintonville’s Brianna Foth earned a first-place finish, while Wittenberg-Birnamwood and Shawano/Bonduel each placed in the top five as teams at the 19th Annual Hawks Sprint Invite on Tuesday.

Foth, a junior, came in first in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 59.72 seconds.

“Breaking a minute in the 100 was my goal for the end of the season and now that I broke it I’m going to keep pushing to keep cutting more and more time off of the 100 before the season ends,” said Foth, who also came in sixth in the 25 freestyle (13.81) and swam on two relay teams that placed in the top six.

Witt-Birn earned several strong finishes on the night to earn 191 points and its fourth-place finish as a team.

Annika Resch came in second in the 50 freestyle (27.55) and fifth in the 100 IM (1:08.74). Lauren Bahr finished third in the 50 backstroke (31.28) and fourth in the 100 freestyle (1:01.41), while Isabella Hegewald took third in the 50 breaststroke (36.08).

The Chargers’ 200 freestyle relay team of Resch, Bahr, Alexa Chaney and Christina Thrun came in second in 1:52.15. The quartet of Bahr, Hegewald, Resch and Thrun took third in the 200 medley relay (2:04.96).

Chaney, Olivia Curley, Jalynn Horacek, and Jessica Storlie teamed up for a third-place finish in the 100 medley relay (1:06.1), while the team of Horacek, Curley, Storlie and Adreonna Bessert claimed fifth in the 100 freestyle relay (58.72).

“The Charger swimmers had a great night in the pool considering how hard they have been working,” said Witt-Birn coach John Rudeen. “I think the next couple of weeks are going to get even better.”

The Shawano/Bonduel co-op also turned in some strong finishes on its way to taking fifth as a team with 130.5 points.

The 100 freestyle relay team of Allison Langlois, Gabi Bukoski, Macy Monfils and Isabel Colon came in third in 55.15.

Individually, Colon tied for fourth in the 50 butterfly (30.66), while Langlois placed fourth in the 50 backstroke (31.87).

“This meet is designed to be early in the season, quick with shortened events, fun with medals and heat winners, yet purposeful in teaching swimmers new to the team how a large meet works,” said Shawano/Bonduel coach Gina Monfils. “It was great to see that even when we are close to the end of our season that the girls could have a great time while swimming fantastic.”

Behind Foth’s top finish, Clintonville earned 101 points as a team.

Foth joined Kelli Smith, Isabella Koeppen and Emma Wittman on the fifth-place finishing 200 freestyle relay (1:58.4).

Witt-Birn, Shawano/Bonduel are scheduled to compete in the Bay Conference Relays in Sturgeon Bay on Thursday. The three teams will then head to Clintonville High School for the Bay Conference Championship Meet on Oct. 31.

Team scores: 1. DC United 311; 2. Seymour 284; 3. New London 236.5; 4. Wittenberg-Birnamwood 191; 5. Shawano-Bonduel 130.5; 6. Marinette 121; 7. Clintonville 101.