On a night when Taylor Herman faded slightly, she was still dominating enough to set a Horlick High School pool record.
The senior broke an 18-year-old Horlick record in the 100-yard breaststroke Tuesday, leading the Rebels to a 103-81 Southeast Conference victory over Kenosha Bradford at Horlick. It was Horlick’s first victory over Bradford in Johnathon Patzwald’s five years as the Rebels’ coach.
Herman had a time of 1:09.49, breaking the previous record (1:09.62) set by Horlick’s Brooke Patterson in 1994. Patzwald believes Herman can do even better down the stretch.
“She was cruising and you could just tell during the last 10 yards that the monkey got on her back,” Patzwald said. “When she gets some rest, she could do even better. She’s right where she needs to be.”
A key victory for Horlick was by Mikayla Stackman in the 100 backstroke in a season-best time of 1:14.81.
“That was crucial because, going into the backstroke, we were only up by one point,” Patzwald said. “She she really stepped up.”
Also leading Horlick (2-3) was Miranda Russ, who won the diving (166.35 points).