MADISON - A dozen Northwoods swimmers competed for the last time this season.
Rhinelander, Medford, Merrill and Tomahawk all had swimmers at the state meet in Madison
The talent at the state meet was insane.
Tomahawk started the day a little rocky, their bus broke down on the way to the Natatorium, but that didn't
keep them from reaching the podium multiple times Friday.
All three hatchet relays made it onto the podium, another one of its school record broken.
Tomahawk senior Kaylie Svacina and junior Kylie Thieler podiumed in all four of their events.
The Hatchets placed third overall, a moment they have been waiting for a long time.
"Considering we swam our absolute best, we are happy with that," said Tomahawk senior Katy Volz. "With it being my senior year I just wanted to enjoy every moment with teammates and get to be able to share that with them is super special."
Merrill added to their season's success too.
Freshman Grace Shultz reached the podium in the 100-yard backstroke.
The team had three other top 10 finishes too.
Head coach Kristie Winter said the best word to describe the Bluejay season is iconic.
"It's just been a great season. It's been a Cinderella story," Winters said. "We started off winning our first meet in 20 years back in August and since then we just kept going on and on and on and winning."
Medford's Erin Bergman also podiumed in the 100-yard backstroke.
Rhinelander's Makenna Winnicki placed 7th in the 500-yard freestyle.