Drew Borland captured first in the 500-yard freestyle to lead the Muskego boys swimming and diving team at the Homestead Metro Invitational on Dec. 29.

Borland prevailed in 4 minutes, 57.25 seconds to beat Ben Davis of Greenfield/Greendale/Pius XI, who finished in 5:00.63, to earn 20 points for the Warriors.

His efforts helped Muskego tally 232 points for sixth place in the 12-team meet, which was won by Arrowhead at 484 points.

Borland also third

Borland was also third in the 200 butterfly (2:03.76), and other thirds were turned in by Jack Rohlinger in the 50 freestyle (23.31 seconds) and Ivan Couch in the 200 breaststroke (2:22.66).

'Drew and Jack are holding their own,' coach Larry Milton said, 'and Ivan is starting to return to last season's form.'

Rohlinger was also fourth in the 400 individual medley (4:47.15) and Couch fifth in the 100 breaststroke (1:06.03). Coming in sixth were Jonah Gibson in the 100 backstroke (1:03.45) and Ben Gabbey in the 500 freestyle (5:16.8).

Claiming seventh were Gabbey in the 100 breaststroke (1:07.31) and Evan Slonac in the 1,000 freestyle (11:04.47). Conner Andrews took eighth in the 200 IM (2:36.9).

'Jonah and Evan are improving each day,' Milton said, 'and Ben and Conner are helping us in scoring.'

Finishing ninth were Slonac in the 200 freestyle (2:01.05) and the 200 medley relay team of Gibson, Couch, Borland and Rohlinger (1:48.22).

Coming in 10th were Gibson in the 200 backstroke (2:17.81) and the 200 freestyle squad of Jack Sterner, Caiden Ryg, Josh Paquette and Borland (1:37.74).

'Caiden is recovering well from an injury suffered in the final football game last season,' Milton said.

The 200 medley B team of Andrews, Gabbey, Ryan Fisher and Ryg took 11th (1:50.5) and Andrews 12th in the 100 backstroke (1:07.98).

Paquette took 14th in the 100 butterfly (1:03.28), and snaring 15th were Fisher in the 200 freestyle (2:07.77) and the 200 freestyle B relay team of Fisher, Slonac, Andrew Buelow and Couch (1:40.61).

Warriors battle flu

'As a team, we fared well, but as individuals, we are not at the point where we can challenge some teams,' Milton said. 'The flu bug has hit hard the last couple of days, so we have to recover quickly.'

The Warriors are next at the South Milwaukee Invitational this weekend. Diving is at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, and swimming is at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 9.