GOSHEN – In a day most coaches want to see their kids respond against other teams, Warsaw head coach Tony DeBrota got to see his girls stand tallest as champions of Saturday’s Goshen Girls Swim Relays.
Warsaw posted six event wins among the 11 total events, piecing 138 team points. Host Goshen was second at 112, followed by Fort Wayne Canterbury (80), NorthWood (68), Mishawaka (68) and Angola (64).
Warsaw won the medley relay at 1:59.24 swam by Lauren Kuhl, Delaney Wihebrink, Savannah Taylor and Brenna Morgan. Wihebrink anchored the winning 200 breaststroke relay (2:16.78) with Laurel Moeller, Bridgette Yoder and Maddie Ray, and was also the anchor of the 200 backstroke relay (2:03.62) with Kuhl, Taylor and Olivia Herman.
Moeller, Kuhl, Morgan and Audrey Curson won the 800 freestyle relay (8:45.78), Herman, Curson, Allison Thompson and Liz Slough took the 400 free relay (4:19.06) and Herman, Moeller, Thompson and Ray claimed the 200 free relay (1:54.54).
“We looked a little sluggish on the non-free strokes and our turns, but the starts were very strong, as was our freestyle,” DeBrota said. “The girls see this as a big success. I know they are proud of themselves after seeing some success for the work they have been putting into practice. Overall, I am very pleased with how we swam, but I am reiterating that we go back to work on Monday to get ready for Manchester.”
The meet was the first of the season for Warsaw, which opens dual competition Tuesday in both boys and girls events at Manchester.