LAKE GENEVA — For the second straight season, the Jefferson/Cambridge boys swim team accomplished its goal at the Southern Lakes Conference Relays.
This time, it exceeded its expectations, edging Whitewater by a single point to take fourth with 133 points at Lake Geneva Badger on Thursday evening.
“Last year, we set out for a goal to not come in seventh overall in this meet and we accomplished that by placing sixth,” Jefferson/Cambridge boys swim coach Nathan Lipperer said. “This year we set out to at least bump up another spot and we ended up doing more than that by placing fourth overall.”
The 200-yard medley relay team of Kevin Woletz, Kaleb Kapsner, Sam Meyers and Rylee Miller tied the best finish of the night for Jefferson/Cambridge as the quartet placed third with a time of 2 minutes, 2.58 seconds.
It was one of three relays to notch a top three finish as Meyers, Jay Nikolay, Nick Karlovich and Alex Anason took third in the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:47.55) and the 400-yard individual medley team of Kapsner, Woletz, Miller and Cody Ihlenfeld also finished third with a time of 4:36.02.
“All of our relay teams did significantly well tonight and I am extremely proud of them,” Lipperer said. “Not only did they perform well in the water by doing the little things right such as their streamlines, kicks and turns, but they also did the right things to support their teammates.”
Jefferson/Cambridge also grabbed fourth in the 300 breaststroke (50-100-50-100 relay) as Ihlenfeld, Kapsner, Anason and Woletz finished the race in 3:57.37.
“There were a lot of new experiences tonight,” Lipperer said. “All in all it was a great experience for the boys that really boosted their morale.”
Lake Geneva Badger repeated as SLC Relays champion with 185 points.
Jefferson/Cambridge will host Lake Geneva Badger in an SLC dual Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Team scores: Lake Geneva Badger 185, Elkhorn Area 177, Burlington co-op 176, Jefferson/Cambridge 133, Whitewater 132, Delavan-Darien 121, Platteville/Lancaster 50