Leaving a lasting legacy

Above; Hunter Johnson, shown in the 100-yard butterfly, finished second in the individual 200-yard freestyle, setting one of several school records. Right; Danny Bush, Johnson, Lucas Koepke and Willy Pinnow stand atop the podium after winning the championship in the 200-yard freestyle relay at the WIAA Division 2 State Swimming & Diving Championships in Madison last Friday. The same group also earned second in the 400-yard freestyle event. (Bob Mischka photo)

Elk swimmers win state title, break school records

By Chris Bennett


The Elkhorn Area High School boys swim team ended its season with, arguably, one of the greatest days in program history.

The Elks concluded their season with a state title in the 200-yard freestyle relay and a third-place finish as a team Feb. 21 in the WIAA Division 2 State Swimming & Diving Championships at the University of Wisconsin Natatorium in Madison.

Elkhorn also posted five team records.

“Especially because it was their senior year, it was great to see them go out on such a high note,” Elks coach Jamie Richardson said. “This whole season, they’ve been breaking records meet after meet.”

Lucas Koepke, Danny Bush, Hunter Johnson and Willy Pinnow won the 200 freestyle relay in 1:26.16 and posted a school record.

Richardson said she knew the Elks would win the event after a strong leg from Bush…

      See complete coverage of the Elks at state and more EAHS sports, in the Feb. 27 Elkhorn Independent.

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