Killer Whales win events, set records

By Journal Sports Staff

MARQUETTE — The girls placed fourth and boys fifth for the Killer Whales of the YMCA of Marquette County at the Green Bay, Wisconsin, Titletown Freeze held Jan. 18-20.

Next up for the Killer Whales is the Yooper Invitational in Escanaba from Feb. 1-2.

The boys and girls combined to send 43 swimmers to Green Bay.

Girls’ wins were posted by Madelyn Schetter in the under-8 100-yard individual medley in 1 minute, 49.05 seconds, Grace Sobczak in the U12 400 IM in 5:20.34 and the 11-12-year-old 200 medley relay team of Sobczak, Paige Davis, Elena Henry and Hannah Holman in 2:15.31.

Erin VanderSchaaf set team records in the 200 IM, 400 IM and 200 backstroke.

Schetter, 8, was her team’s top scorer with 151 points.

Events won by the boys included Carson VanderSchaaf in three U14 events — the 200 IM in 2:12.59, 100 butterfly in 1:00.13 and 100 breaststroke in 1:07.64. He set team records in the 200 IM and 200 butterfly.

Henrik Larsen, 9, was the top scorer for the boys with 114 points. He won the U12 400 IM in 6:11.91.

Colin Vanderschaaf won the 13-14 400 IM in 4:42.95, while swimming with a pair of winning relays. Colin and Carson Vanderschaaf joined Quinn Kerekes and Liam McFarren to take the 13-14 200 medley relay in 1:51.92, while those same four swimmers also won the 13-14 200 free relay in 1:41.03.

Information compiled by Journal Sports Editor Steve Brownlee. His email address is sbrownlee@miningjournal.net.

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