Girls And Boys Swim Teams Dominate, Improve To 2-0

The Whaler girls and boys swim teams cruised to another dominant victory Tuesday night at the Nantucket Community Pool, this time defeating Barnstable. The girls won 138-35 while the boys won 85-40. Both teams are now 2-0 to begin their respective seasons.

“This girls lineup we put together is almost completely different from what we did against Sandwich,” head coach Jim Pignato said. “We just want to see how we can move these pieces around and try swimmers out in different events. It was a fun lineup to make up.”

“As for the boys I frontloaded the meet, which is a little bit different. We actually threw up two events with no one participating (100 Yard Backstroke and 400 Yard Freestyle Relay), which I don’t like to do because you are leaving points on the table. But we knew Barnstable was a small team (five male swimmers) so I knew we would be fine number wise, so we wanted to create matchups and try some different combinations.”

Pignato said the swimmers that stood out to him most were the girls in the 500 Yard Freestyle. Junior Lana Bresette finished first (6:57.48); Junior Abby Wisentaner finished second (6:59.93); and junior Julia Peraner finished third (7:09.23).

“Huge shoutout to those girls because going one, two, three in that event was huge,” Pignato said. “We knew what they were capable of and didn’t disappoint. They are a tight threesome on our team. Lana as a junior gets her first first place finish, so she deserves a lot of praise for her effort.”

The following times below are state qualifying times for Whaler girl swimmers earned in this meet. Numbers to the left of each name indicate each swimmer’s grade level.

(8) Maddie Bartleman, (8) Myah Johnson, (10) Savannah Cox, and (12) Sam Wisentaner, 200 Yard Medley Relay, 1:58.94.

(12) Sam Wisentaner, (8) Myah Johnson, (8) Maddie Bartleman, and (12) Emma Davis, 200 Yard Freestyle Relay, 1:47.18

(12) Sam Wisentaner, (8) Maddie Bartleman, (12) Emily Dussault, and (12) Emma Davis, 400 Yard Freestyle Relay, 3:59.57.

(12) Emma Davis, 200 Yard Freestyle, 2:02.10

(12) Emma Davis, 100 Yard Butterfly, 1:02.80

(10) Savannah Cox, 200 Yard Individual Medley, 2:20.49

(10) Savannah Cox, 100 Yard Breaststroke, 1:13.89

(8) Maddie Bartleman, 50 Yard Freestyle, 26:20

The following are sectional qualifying times for Whaler girl swimmers:

(9) Martina Savova, (12) Sarah Hanlon, (8) Myah Johnson, and (12) Macy Crowell, 400 Yard Freestyle Relay, 4:09.25. They need to swim a 4:02.75 or lower to earn a state qualifying time.

(12) Macy Crowell, 100 Yard Freestyle, 59:56. Needs to swim a 57.98 or lower to earn a state qualifying time.

The following times below are state qualifying times for Whaler boy swimmers.

(8) Parker Valero, (9) Jake Johnson, (11) Justin Roethke, and (12) Kevin Johnson, 200 Yard Freestyle Relay, 1:37.27.

(11) Justin Roethke, 200 Yard Freestyle, 1:52.44.

(12) Kevin B. Johnson, 200 Yard Freestyle, 1:54.05.

(11) Justin Roethke, 100 Yard Butterfly, 55.12.

(12) Kevin B. Johnson, 500 Yard Freestyle, 5:20.71

Both teams will take on Weston in their next meet. The girls next meet will be Dec. 28 at Weston High School and the boys next meet will be Dec. 29 at Weston High School.

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