Aschenbach, 400 relay earn state medals


DAWSON SMITH swims the opening leg in Plymouth’s 400-yard freestyle relay at Friday’s D-2 state meet. The relay earned a fifth-place medal. – Photo by Tyler Luedtke DAWSON SMITH swims the opening leg in Plymouth’s 400-yard freestyle relay at Friday’s D-2 state meet. The relay earned a fifth-place medal. – Photo by Tyler Luedtke MADISON – The Plymouth Panthers brought home two fifth-place medals en route to a strong ninth-place finish in Friday’s Division 2 boys state swimming and div- ing meet at the UW-Madison Natatorium.

Junior Charlie Aschenbach, in his first state appearance, earned fifth in the 11-dive event with a score of 342.25 points. PHS sophomore Alec Nicholson, also in his first state meet, placed eighth in diving at 332.15.

Freshman Ben Stitgen of Madison Edgewood won the diving gold medal with an impressive score of 401.95.

Also placing fifth for the Panthers was the 400-yard freestyle relay team which posted a time of 3 minutes, 19.33 seconds which broke its own school mark of 3:20.04. The previous record was set in the sectional a week earlier.


CHARLIE ASCHENBACH, Plymouth junior (left), competes in the diving event at Friday’s D-2 state meet. Aschenbach placed fifth to win a medal. – Photo by Tyler Luedtke CHARLIE ASCHENBACH, Plymouth junior (left), competes in the diving event at Friday’s D-2 state meet. Aschenbach placed fifth to win a medal. – Photo by Tyler Luedtke The 400 relay team included seniors Jaxsen Schermacher and Ben Schaefers and juniors Derek Holec and Christian Pieper. Monona Grove won the race in 3:09.80.

Monona Grove continued to reign in the D-2 state meet – running away with the state title with 333 points. Edgewood was second with 191. PHS tallied 100 points.

Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol, which is in the Eastern Wisconsin Conference with PHS, placed sixth with 135.



ALEC NICHOLSON of Plymouth performs a dive at Friday’s D-2 state meet. Nicholson placed eighth out of 16 participants. – Photo by Tyler Luedtke ALEC NICHOLSON of Plymouth performs a dive at Friday’s D-2 state meet. Nicholson placed eighth out of 16 participants. – Photo by Tyler Luedtke

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