Continuing to improve throughout the season, the Menomonee Falls/Germantown/Sussex Hamilton co-op boys team will be represented at the WIAA state meet by senior divers Turner Valle and Andrew Godfrey.
They earned those berths with their efforts in the WIAA Division 1 sectional at Homestead last weekend.
"The divers did a fantastic job," said coach Chris Fox. "Our season ended on a high note at the sectional meet. The boys worked hard all season and prepared for sectionals properly. I am very proud of them and their personal achievements as well as the team achievement. Although we are losing several seniors, we have a lot of fast young talent in the ranks. We will only get stronger."
The WIAA Division 1 diving will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at the UW-Madison Natatorium. The swimming competition will start at 3 p.m.
Valle and Godfrey's qualifying efforts led the Indians to a fourth-place finish in the sectional with 247.5 points as Arrowhead won the 10-team meet with 398.
Valle finished second in the sectional diving competition with an 11-dive score of 386.6 as Brookfield's Braden Rumpit won with a 441.65 score. Godfrey was right behind Valle with a 382.5 mark.
All three of the Indians' relay teams were competitive.
The 200-yard medley relay team of freshmen Ming Ong and Josh Wu, sophomore Ryan Ciolkosz and senior Nick Omer was fifth in a fine time of 1:44.16 (state cutoff was 1:43.02); while the 200 free relay team of Omer, sophomore Austin Brown, senior Josh Ebner and Wu was sixth in a season best of 1:32.88 (cutoff 1:32.24); while 400 free relay team of Brown, senior Brandon Christianson, Ebner and sophomore Connor Cameron turned in close to a six-second season best of 3:26.97 in earning fifth (cutoff 3:24.68).
Other notable showings for the local co-op included a number of season and personal bests. They include the following: diving: senior Joey Heying, fifth (278.55); 200 freestyle: junior Jack Ragland, 12th (1:57.47); senior Jacob Poulson, 15th (1:58.9); 200 individual medley: Ong, seventh (six-second best time of 2:09.47); 50 free: Omer, sixth (0.7-second season best 22.93); Brown, 10th (23.62); senior Dayne Gramoll, 12th (24.29); 100 butterfly: Ciolkosz, 11th (58.83); junior Jason Hunt, 13th (1:00.07); 100 free: Ebner, 11th (53.03); Christianson, 13th (second-plus best of 53.49); 500 free: Cameron, fifth (seven-second best of 5:05.37); 100 backstroke: Ong, fifth (two-plus second best of 56.84); Ebner, eighth (2.4 second best of 1:01.71); and 100 breaststroke: Wu, eighth (2.6 second best of 1:03.84).