February 20, 2004 at 10:14 a.m.
Chisago Lakes 73
After facing Forest Lake earlier this season at the Chisago Lakes Invitational, the Wildcats knew that their meet with the Rangers would be tough to win. Forest Lake has built up a reputation thanks to their speed and depth and both were evident last Thursday as Forest Lake handed the ‘Cats a loss in their last meet of the season before sections. Chisago managed to win three events while the Rangers won the other nine. To further their lead, Forest Lake also added eight second place finishes and 10 third’s, giving them an overwhelming 35 point win, 108-73.
“I knew we would be fighting for a lot of thirds and we didn’t get them,” commented Jim Sauerbry, Chisago Lakes head swimming coach. “It wasn’t because we weren’t swimming well, it’s juts that we didn’t touch out very well at the end of the race. Forest Lake finished their races well and we didn’t.”
Individually, Wayne Schafer picked up two first place finishes in the 50 freestyle and the 100 butterfly. In addition, Brian Willhite won in diving, meaning the junior finished the regular season undefeated. Also making waves for the ‘Cats were their 200 medley and 400 freestyle teams. Each squad posted their best time of the season.
Up next, the Wildcats get back to work, focusing on sections. The section preliminaries take place next Wednesday at the University of Minnesota.
Individual Results- CL only
200 Medley Relay:
2. Chisago Lakes 1:54.17
(Roggemann, Stignani, B. Willhite, Schafer).
1. Wayne Schafer 23.68
1. Brian Willhite 257.60
2. Jeremy Salokar 239.45
1. Wayne Schafer 56.23
200 Freestyle Relay:
3. Chisago Lakes 1:50.08
(B. Willhite, Turner, Novak, Swanson)
2. Brian Willhite 1:15.30
400 Freestyle Relay:
2. Chisago Lakes 3:42.09
(Roggemann, Stignani, Boo, Schafer)