Domnick wins four events at Jaguar swim dual
By Murray Gleffe, Correspondent
ASHWAUBENON- Jaguar freshman swimmer Hallory Domnick hasn’t been intimidated all year in the pool despite being in her first year with the program. On Tuesday, Domnick won four events at the Ashwaubenon/Greeen Bay United dual to propel her team onto victory 112-58
She captured the 200 and 500-yard freestyle races, and was part of the victorious 200 and 400 free relay teams. In the 500-yard freestyle race, Domnick set a blistering pace early as she went out in 30 seconds for the first 25 meters of the race. By the midway point, she was lapping other swimmers and by the time the race had completed, Domnick won by a whopping 15 seconds over the second-place finisher from Green Bay United.
Domnick, “It’s always cool to see a number one next to your name, but I want to do my best for the team and score points. I was really excited to win the 500 today and to hear my Jag teammates cheer me on every lap of the way. The upperclassmen have been so helpful to me in making the adjustment to high school swimming. I am really looking forward to conference and sectionals.”
Equaling Domnick’s victories on the day was Jaguar senior Katherine O’Connoll who won the 100-yard freestyle and back swims, and was part of the 200-yard medley and 400-yard freestyle winning teams.
Coach Steffel, “We are a strong team with a lot of depth. That depth comes primarily from the seniors, because they represent such a big number of the team. However, the great thing about this group of athletes is as a whole I have the ability to move people around. Many of the swimmers are not locked into a specialized stroke. It allows so much more flexibility when putting a line-up together, and makes us a more complete team.”
Karlie Komp, Emma Steffel, Kyra Goedken, McKenna Bartelme, Ella Meinhardt, Maddie Leisgang, Julie Clabots, Sydney Lindow, and O’Connoll were all honored on senior night for their accomplishments in and out of the pool. The juniors presented each of the nine swimmers with a pillow depicting different pictures of their four years on the team. Each stood up on the platform lanes as Head Coach Jennifer Steffel talked a little bit about each before resuming the meet.
The Jaguars will be back in action Thursday when they take on the Bay Port Pirates.