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The Antigo Red Robin girls swim team refused to be discouraged by their small numbers, and struggle to compete with larger teams as they traveled to Medford Thursday evening to take on the Red Raiders.  

Despite a 129-39 loss for the Robins, coach Mary Ponasik is staying optimistic by focusing on the positives and looking ahead to what the girls should focus on to improve as the season continues.

“The girls have definitely stepped it up in practice, but we just need to focus on the fundamentals like finishing the race hard no matter what place we're in,” said coach Ponasik.

The lineup for the squad was switched up in many ways for the girls, giving most of the swimmers an opportunity to step out of their comfort zone and try new events.

The versatility in Antigo's freshman, Alyssa Tincher, showed in Medford as she competed in the 200-yard individual medley, after competing in the distance and breaststroke events last week.  Tincher swam her race in 2:45.19, finishing in fourth place, ahead of fellow Robin, Sydney Meidl who finished fifth in the IM.

Senior Madison Gabriel also stood out with an impressive showing in the 100-yard breaststroke, a race in which she has never competed throughout her four years on the varsity swim team.  She placed fifth with a time of 1:33.97, just two seconds behind Tincher who placed fourth at 1:31.58.

Other successful races for the Robins came from Lucy Ibanez and Grace Baginski who both dropped time from last week, earning PRs. Ibanez competed in the 50 and 100-yard freestyle events, while Baginski swam the 100-yard freestyle.

Evelyn Olsen also swam an exciting race for Antigo.  Racing the 500-yard freestyle, she led the race for a majority of the event, only to lose the lead towards the end, finishing in second place with a time of 6:28.73.

Antigo's 200-yard medley relay, made up of Meidl, Tincher, Heather Arlen, and Gabriel, also put on a good fight, finishing the event in second place, with a time of 2:15.23, only six seconds behind Medford's “A” team.

The Antigo girls will compete again on Saturday in Rhinelander in a relay meet taking place at Heck Community Pool inside the high school, starting at 11 a.m.
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Red Robin swimmers switch events, stay diversified in pool
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The Antigo Red Robin girls swim team refused to be discouraged by their small numbers, and struggle to compete with larger teams as they traveled to Medford Thursday evening to take on the Red Raiders.  

Despite a 129-39 loss for the Robins, coach Mary Ponasik is staying optimistic by focusing on the positives and looking ahead to what the girls should focus on to improve as the season continues.

“The girls have definitely stepped it up in practice, but we just need to focus on the fundamentals like finishing the race hard no matter what place we're in,” said coach Ponasik.

The lineup for the squad was switched up in many ways for the girls, giving most of the swimmers an opportunity to step out of their comfort zone and try new events.

The versatility in Antigo's freshman, Alyssa Tincher, showed in Medford as she competed in the 200-yard individual medley, after competing in the distance and breaststroke events last week.  Tincher swam her race in 2:45.19, finishing in fourth place, ahead of fellow Robin, Sydney Meidl who finished fifth in the IM.

Senior Madison Gabriel also stood out with an impressive showing in the 100-yard breaststroke, a race in which she has never competed throughout her four years on the varsity swim team.  She placed fifth with a time of 1:33.97, just two seconds behind Tincher who placed fourth at 1:31.58.

Other successful races for the Robins came from Lucy Ibanez and Grace Baginski who both dropped time from last week, earning PRs. Ibanez competed in the 50 and 100-yard freestyle events, while Baginski swam the 100-yard freestyle.

Evelyn Olsen also swam an exciting race for Antigo.  Racing the 500-yard freestyle, she led the race for a majority of the event, only to lose the lead towards the end, finishing in second place with a time of 6:28.73.

Antigo's 200-yard medley relay, made up of Meidl, Tincher, Heather Arlen, and Gabriel, also put on a good fight, finishing the event in second place, with a time of 2:15.23, only six seconds behind Medford's “A” team.

The Antigo girls will compete again on Saturday in Rhinelander in a relay meet taking place at Heck Community Pool inside the high school, starting at 11 a.m.
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