In its second trip up north and across state lines, a tired but determined Fenwick swim team again splashed its way to a top finish.
The Friars finished third at the Madison West Invitational, held at the University of Wisconsin on Saturday. Fenwick had placed second at another tournament in Wisconsin in the beginning of the month.
Luke Baldwin, John Barrett, Pat Lloyd and Mike Brown placed third in the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:42.31. Barrett finished third in the 500-yard freestyle (4:54.69) and fifth in the 200-yard freestyle (1:50.79).
The 200-yard freestyle relay team of Jack Ryden, Tom Parolin, Dan Wolak, and Brown finished second with a time of 1:31.97. Barrett, Parolin, Lloyd, and Brown finished third with a time of 3:20.98 in the 400-yard freestyle relay.
On Jan. 25, Fenwick celebrated Senior Night by crushing Loyola 111-75. Baldwin, only a sophomore, took first in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:05.83. Barrett, also a sophomore, timed out at 1:15.98 in the 200-yard freestyle for first place.
The Friars will host the Metro Catholic Aquatic Conference beginning this Friday and Saturday. Diving will start at 6:00 p.m. Friday with swimming starting at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday.
Huskies endure setback
The OPRF girls' basketball team was on a roll until a trip to Glenbard West on Saturday stymied things.
The Huskies (18-6, 5-4) fell 58-46 to their West Suburban (Silver) foe despite Ashleen Bracey scoring 16 points and Brittney Marshall chipping in 14.
Prior to the loss, OPRF had downed two non-conference opponents in the Fenton tournament. The Huskies trounced Morton 51-33 on Jan. 26. Bracey poured in 15 points and hauled down eight rebounds. Marshall finished with 11 points, and Tazia Middleton added 10 points.
Bracey and Marshall combined to score 49 points in OPRF's 67-55 victory over Willowbrook on Jan. 25. Bracey finished with 28 points and eight rebounds, while Marshall had 21 points and five assists. Kate Corkle chipped in nine points and six assists.
The Huskies travel to York on Friday (6 p.m.) and Addison Trail on Saturday (7:30 p.m.).
Fenwick's Alex de Guzman placed 63rd in the preliminary round of the 2005 IHSA Boys Bowling State tournament held at St. Clair Bowl in O'Fallon on Saturday.
de Guzman finished with a score of 1,231, but missed the cut to compete in the finals.
de Guzman placed fifth in the finals last year with a score of 2,628. His best finish at State was second place in 2003, when he bowled a score of 2,788.