Tigers have one win, one runner-up finish
By Paul Lecker
RHINELANDER — The Marshfield boys swimming team finished fifth out of seven teams at the Hodag Relay Meet on Saturday at Rhinelander High School.
Rhinelander won the meet with 120 points, eight better than Superior. Marshfield was fifth with 92 points.
Marshfield won one event as the team of Scott Thompson, Brian Engel, and Michael Kruse took first in the 150-yard mixer relay in a time of 1:23.65.
The team of Engel, Colin Thomasgard, and Calden Wojt was second in the 300 backstroke relay with a time of 3:23.29.
Marshfield hosts Wausau East in a Wisconsin Valley Conference dual meet Monday at 5:30 p.m.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Hodag Relay Meet
Team scores: 1. Rhinelander 120; 2. Superior 112; 3. Green Bay United 100; 4. Lakeland 92; 5. Marshfield 90; 6. Tomahawk 76; 7. Shawano 68.
Winners and Marshfield finishers
200 medley relay: 1. Rhinelander (Ethan Brown, Nolan Francis, Kirby Kuehn, Alex Gaber) 1:50.73; 3. Marshfield (Brian Engel, Scott Thompson, Michael Kruse, Colin Thomasgard) 1:57.40.
800 freestyle relay: 1. Lakeland (Alex Tucker, Stanlee Kmiecik, Evan Andrews, Jack Garcia) 8:34.89; 6. Marshfield (Anthony Hartwig, Ryan McLellan, Andrew Gilkerson, Alex Wuethrick) 10:34.17.
400 IM relay: 1. Rhinelander (Russell Benoy, Francis, Kuehn, Brown) 4:14.69.
200 freestyle relay: 1. Superior (Logan Kittleson, Isaac Ellis, Benajmin Tunnell, Tradel Nickelson) 1:42.87; 3. Marshfield (Ben Donahue, Hartwig, Thomasgard, Calden Wojt) 1:47.39.
300 butterfly relay: 1. Lakeland (Tucker, Jacob Hamerla, Andrews) 3:12.35.
500 Decrescendo relay: 1. Lakeland (Garcia, Kmiecik, Tucker, Ben Gibson) 5:08.75; 3. Marshfield (Hartwig, Zach Hanson, Donahue, Wojt) 5:26.30.
300 backstroke relay: 1. Rhinelander (Kuehn, Francis, Brown) 3:05.88; 2. Marshfield (Engel, Thomasgard, Wojt) 3:23.29.
150 mixer relay: 1. Marshfield (Thompson, Engel, Kruse) 1:23.65.
300 breaststroke relay: 1. Green Bay United (Gabe Weiler, Robert Cantrall, Michael Pritchard) 3:46.16; 4. Marshfield (Hanson, Andrew Rall, Thompson) 4:16.68.
400 freestyle relay: 1. Green Bay United (Jared Weiler, Anthony Stoa, Ben Georgia, Pritchard) 3:49.31; 6. Marshfield (Donahue, Hanson, Nick North, Trent Anderson) 4:42.05.