Madison’s swim teams had their best night of the season, combining to defeat Columbus East 184-172 at home on Tuesday.
The Madison boys posted eight wins and scored a 107-69 victory while the girls had four wins and dropped a 103-77 decision.
“What a night! That is just what we needed to recalibrate and reignite our competitive edge against a very strong Columbus East team in the pool tonight,” Madison coach Ashley Schutte said. “Our kids had a great night, putting up 17 (personal bests). Our kids swam with heart and are realizing the fruits of their labor in the intense practice regiments and a strong work ethic.”
The boys won all three relay events with Carter Schutte, Jack Kelsey, Leighton Wielgoszinski and Charlie Furlow combining for the 200-yard medley relay in 1:47.25, Peyton Ford, Kelsey, Gavin McMahon and Liam Roney winning the 200 free relay in 1:35.68, and Wielgoszinski, Furlow, Schutte and Roney winning the 400 free relay in 3:33.08.
Furlow also won the 200 individual medley in 2:15.41, Roney won the 200 freestyle in 1:53.59, Wielgoszinski won the 500 freestyle in 5:09.88, Schutte won the 100 backstroke in 59.25, and Camdyn Sever won the 100 breaststroke in 1:10.37.
The quartet of Avery Johnson, Mei Shibata, Emily Nay and Reilly Kuppler won the girls 200 medley relay in 2:01.72 and the 200 free relay in 1:50.96. Kuppler also won the 200 freestyle in 2:10.16 and Nay won the 100 butterfly in 1:08.30.
Other top finishes for the Madison boys were: Sever, second, 200 IM, 2:21.35; Kelsey, second, 50 free, 24.01 and second, 100 breast, 1:13.33; Liam Roney, second, 100 fly, 58.35; Schutte, second, 100 free, 52.56; Nick Whitaker, Graham Klein, Kyle Roney and Sever, second, 400 free relay, 3:49.45; Wielgoszinski, third, 200 free, 1:54.64; Kyle Roney, third, 200 IM, 2:25.23 and third, 100 breast, 1:15.93; McMahon, third, 50 free, 24.29; Furlow, third, 100 fly, 58.38; Ford, third, 100 free, 54.70; and Klein, Sever, Kyle Roney, and Ford, third, 200 medley relay, 1:54.50.
Other top finishes for the Madison girls were: Shibata, second, 200 IM, 2:21.93 and second, 100 breast, 1:14.30; Nay, second, 50n free, 27.08; Kuppler, second, 100 free, 58.21; Alyssa Storm, second, 500 free, 6:46.89; Johnson, second, 100 back, 1:12.16; Trinity Stoner, Storm, Penelope Bibbs and Emma Wynn, second, 400 free relay, 4:38.11; Stoner, third, 50, free, 28.67; Bibbs, third, 500 free, 6:58.12; and Wynn, Stoner, Callie Anderson and Storm, third, 200 medley relay, 2:20.60.
Madison returns to action on Tuesday, Jan. 18 when the Cubs host Scottsburg and Charlestown.