The times are starting to drop for the Shawano Community High School boys swim team, but visiting Lakeland showed its strength with a 96-74 win Thursday in Shawano.
Just over one month ago, Lakeland defeated Shawano, 93-77.
“I see our guys getting much better, but I see Lakeland getting much better too, so we just couldn’t catch them tonight,” Shawano head coach Jeff Easter said.
The Hawks’ best performance of the night came in the final race, the 400-yard freestyle relay. Tyler Buerman, Chase Lhotka, Jeffrey Green and Griffin Rades set the best time of the year (3:41.74) in the Great Northern Conference.
Freshman Peter Fuller and Rades posted Shawano’s only individual wins; Fuller in the 500 free, by 7 seconds over Stanlee Kmiecik, and Rades the 100 breaststroke in 1:05.81, four seconds better than Tyler Teichmiller.