Madison’s swim teams opened the 2020-21 season on Monday with an impressive performance in a dual meet at Seymour.
Although the Cubs lost both team matches, falling 89-83 in boys and 139-38 in girls, coach Ashley Schutte was overjoyed at the way her swimmers competed in their first time out this season.
“We couldn’t be happier with the results for the first meet of the season,” Schutte said. “There were some incredible swims, our newbies killed it and several put themselves out there for the team swimming events they don’t typically swim and brought it home.”
The boys picked five wins on the night and 18 top three finishes.
Liam Roney won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:02.01, Leighton Wielgoszinski won the 500 freestyle in 5:42.81, Carter Schutte won the 100 backstroke in 59.36, and Trenton Schmidt won the 100 breaststroke in 1:16.26. Schmidt and Wielgoszinski then joined with Gavin McMahon and Luke Bryant to win the 200 freestyle relay in 1:47.07.
Other top three finishes for the Cubs were: Wielgoszinski, second, 200 free, 2:04.81; Schmidt, second, 200 IM, 2:26.21; Roney, second, 100 fly, 1:03.57; Schutte, second, 100 free, 52.19; Peyton Ford, second, 100 back, 1:04.74 and third, 100 free, 56.97; McMahon, second, 100 breast, 1:20.53 and third, 200 IM, 2:35.94; Ford, Schutte, Schmidt and Roney, second, 200 medley relay, 1:51.03; Wielgoszinski, Roney, Ford and Schutte, second, 400 free relay, 3:48.58; Bryant, third, 50 free, 26.46 and third, 100 fly, 1:07.05; and Alex Wang, McMahon, Bryant and Nick Whitaker, third, 200 medley relay, 2:10.35.
Top three finishes for the girls were: Trinity Stoner, second, 50 free, 29.48 and third, 100 free, 1:05.60; Emily Nay, second, 100 fly, 1:14.99 and second, 100 back, 1:18.91; Katie Royce, second, 500 free, 6:40.05 and third, 200 free, 2:26.82; Callie Anderson, third, 200 IM, 2:49.76 and third, 100 breast, 1:31.50; Andie Royce-Miller, 100 back, 1:22.80; and Nay, Royce, Anderson and Stoner, third, 200 medley relay, 2:18.97.
Madison returns to action on Tuesday, Dec. 1 at Southwestern.