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Gladstone, Manistique swim earn All U.P. honors

Submitted photo Parker Birr Manistuqe senior Nate Schoenow competes in a race during the 2023-24 season.

ESCANABA — Manistique senior Nate Schoenow is your 2023-24 boys U.P. Swimmer of the Year.

Schoenow broke five school records during his time with the Emeralds. He broke three of those records during the 2024 U.P. Final on Feb. 17, which included the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:53.23, the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 22.18, which stood for 21 years and the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 49.39. He also owns school record in the 500-yard freestyle set in 2023 with a time of 5:28.98 and the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:16.23 set at the 2023 U.P. Finals.

Schoenow now holds every single individual school record. He also holds the 200-yard freestyle relay record along with Grant Mason, Enrique Martin and Dustin Brewster.

In 2023, he broke the 100-yard breaststroke record with a time of 1:08.78. That time broke a 36-year old record. “I’m so proud to have watched him grow and achieve these records,” Emeralds coach Parker Birr said. “It was well deserved for all his efforts and hard work over the last four years.”

Gladstone senior Adrianna Getzloff earned 2023-24 co-girls U.P. Swimmer of the Year. She shares the honor with Marquette’s Grace Sobczak.

This is the second-straight season a Braves’ swimmer earned this honor. Adrianna Getzloff’s sister, Ava Getzloff, earned the honor last season.

Adrianna Getzloff earned first place in Feb. 17’s All U.P. finals in the 100-yard backstroke and 200-yard freestyle events, breaking school records for both events.

The Braves also had seven swimmer on the 2023-24 All-U.P. swim team. Adrianna and Ava Getzloff, as well as Mary Hook, Irene Neumeier and Grace Herioux earned a spot on the girls team. Tyler Soderman and Nate Lanaville earned All-U.P. honors on the boys side.

Sports editor “The Big Dog” Mitch Vosburg and sports reporter Adam Hinch contributed to this report.

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