Kohler/Lutheran/Falls’ Silvestri wins state gold


SYDNEY KALK of Plymouth performs a dive at Friday’s D-2 state meet. – Photo by Craig Hoffman, Tri-County News SYDNEY KALK of Plymouth performs a dive at Friday’s D-2 state meet. – Photo by Craig Hoffman, Tri-County News MADISON – Jenna Silvestri of Kohler/Sheboygan Lutheran/ Sheboygan Falls earned a gold medal in the 100-yard breaststroke at the Division 2 girls swimming and diving state meet Friday at the UW-Madison Natatorium.

Silvestri, a junior, shared first place with Kiah Francis of Rhinelander with times of 1 minute, 4.09 seconds each. Silvestri also earned a silver medal in the 200 individual medley in 2:04.79. The top-six finishers in each state event earned medals.

K/L/F also brought home medals in the 200 medley and 400 freestyle relays with second and fourth places, respectively. The medley relay, clocked in 1:49.02, included Kara Friske, Silvestri, Kellie Hoekstra and Ashley Dedering. The 400 relay, with a time of 3:36.94, included the same foursome as in the medley.


LAUREN BOOS (foreground) of Kiel/Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah starts her anchor leg in the 200-yard freestyle relay at Friday’s D-2 state meet. – Photo by Craig Hoffman, Tri-County News LAUREN BOOS (foreground) of Kiel/Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah starts her anchor leg in the 200-yard freestyle relay at Friday’s D-2 state meet. – Photo by Craig Hoffman, Tri-County News The Plymouth Panthers’ three state participants didn’t medal. In the 11-dive event, senior Savannah Arneson finished 14th with a score of 310.75 points and sophomore Sydney Kalk was 16th with 282.70. Junior Katy Coley competed in the 100 butterfly and took 15th in 1:03.56.

Senior Lauren Boos and sister,

Meredith, a freshman, from Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah competed in swimming for the Kiel/ EL-G team. Lauren placed 13th in the 50 freestyle in 25.05 seconds.

Lauren and Meredith swam in the 200 freestyle relay which finished 13th in 1:43.32.

Kiel/EL-G’s top finisher was senior Sydney Vian who earned eighth in diving with a score of 366.25.

K/L/F placed sixth in the 38- team meet with 136.5 points. Madison Edgewood won its second straight state title with an impressive 337, followed by McFarland at 224.


KATY COLEY, Plymouth junior, swims the 100-yard butterfly at Friday’s D-2 state meet. – Photo by Craig Hoffman, Tri-County News KATY COLEY, Plymouth junior, swims the 100-yard butterfly at Friday’s D-2 state meet. – Photo by Craig Hoffman, Tri-County News Kiel/EL-G took 23rd with 23 and PHS was 33rd with six.

“The Plymouth coaching staff is very proud of the three girls we took to Madison on Friday,” said PHS diving coach Greg Heberlein.

“Savannah and Sydney dove well but their scores were low – low for everyone. Even the state champ [Edgewood’s Ginger Lingard] was disappointed in the scores she was getting.”

“Sydney hit the diving board on her last dive. She did not get hurt but received max dive awards of two, so three judges’ scores totaling six. A rough day all the way around,” said Heberlein who served as one of the D-2 state diving judges.


SAVANNAH ARNESON of Plymouth competes in the diving event at the D-2 state meet on Friday. – Photo by Craig Hoffman, Tri-County News SAVANNAH ARNESON of Plymouth competes in the diving event at the D-2 state meet on Friday. – Photo by Craig Hoffman, Tri-County News “Savannah Arneson had a great final season of her high school career. I have watched her for four years and she has been a great competitor right from the start. She went to state three years in a row. I am going to miss her.

“Sydney Kalk will be back. She has gone through a lot over the last 12 months [overcoming shoulder surgery]. She competed at the varsity level all year and made it back to the state meet,” said Heberlein.


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