Madison Memorial Wins Sixth Straight Div. 1 Boys Swimming & Diving Crown



Saturday, February 20, 2016

Madison Memorial Wins Sixth Straight Div. 1 Boys Swimming & Diving Crown

Madison Memorial won its sixth straight Division 1 title at the 92nd Annual State Boys Swimming and Diving Championships Saturday at the UW Natatorium in Madison, Wis.

The Spartans amassed 314 points to finish atop the team standings. Madison West finished second with 202 points, and Brookfield Central/East was third with 174.

Madison Memorial has now won 16 State team championships, which is the most of any program. The Spartans have also won the most events in meet history with 88 after winning four events.

Justin Temprano of Madison Memorial won three events including his third straight State championship in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 49.49.

The Spartans’ 200 medley relay raced to victory for the sixth year in a row. The foursome of Temprano, Rory Sanchez, Ben Gebhart and Riley Patton finished with a time of 1:33.89. Madison Memorial’s 200 freestyle relay won its fifth consecutive title in the event. The quartet of Drake Horton, Patton, Elliot Patterson and Sanchez completed the race in a time of 1:26.63.

The Spartans completed a sweep of the relays in winning the 400 freestyle relay. The team of Horton, Alex Wowk, Temprano and Patterson completed the relay in a time of 3:07.83.

Paul DeLakis of Eau Claire Memorial/North shattered the State meet record in winning the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:36.10. He also won his third consecutive championship in the 100 breaststroke with the second-fastest winning time in meet history at 54.81.

Calvin Hulse of Holmen/Onalaska won the co-op program’s first State event title by capturing the crown in the 50 freestyle after placing fifth last season. He outpaced the rest of the field with a time of 21.06.

In the 100 freestyle, Danny Larson of Wauwatosa West/East swam to the title after placing runner-up a year ago. He completed the race in 46.00.

Last year’s runner-up in the 500 freestyle returned this year to win the event. Connor Rumpit of Brookfield Central/East earned the gold medal with a time of 4:34.26.

Ivar Iverson of Kenosha Bradford/Reuther won the 100 butterfly with a time of 48.66, which is the second-fastest winning time in meet history.

Shane Blinkman of Hudson, a freshman, made an impression in his first State meet by winning the 200 individual medley with a time of 1:49.86.

Brandon Spencer of Kenosha Tremper won the diving championship with a score of 501.90 after placing sixth last season. Dakota Skenandore of West Bend East/West was second with a score of 490.55, and defending champion Matt Munns of Madison West finished third, scoring a 475.10.

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