The Sauk Prairie girls swim team finished in the top half at the Badger North Conference meet in Baraboo on Oct. 27.

The Eagles compiled 294 points to place fourth out of eight teams, finishing behind Waunakee (486.5), Baraboo (470) and DeForest (381).

Sauk Prairie’s top individual finish came from junior Mariah Chao, who touched the wall in 5 minutes, 51.38 seconds to place fifth in the 500-yard freestyle. Abbey McCumber (6:20.76) took 11th in the event.

Chao (1:15.41) also placed sixth in the 100-yard breaststroke, just beating out seventh-place teammate Ally Dunnum (1:16.40). Alexa Judd (1:19.79) also earned points by placing 14th.

Junior Grace Williams added a sixth-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 26.47 seconds. Cora Dunnum (:27.46) took 14th in the event, while Giulia Brickl and Emma Breunig tied for 15th in 27.84 seconds.

Sydney Rall placed sixth in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:02.58, while Kaitlyn Miller (1:06.99) and Ally Dunnum (1:08.20) took 12th. Rall also finished eighth in the 200-yard individual medley (2:24.76). Grace Orr (2:33.06) and Williams (2:33.16) placed 13th and 14th, respectively, in the 200 IM.

Orr (1:08.87) and Judd (1:10.96) took ninth and 10th, respectively, in the 100 butterfly. Cora Dunnum used a time of 1:00.03 to place ninth in the 100 freestyle, while Giulia Brickl (1:00.74) and Breunig (1:01.42) finished 11th and 12th, respectively. Lauryn Drager (2:16.11) took 13th in the 200 freestyle, while Tierney Detter (2:16.61) took 15th and Summer Acker (2:17.55) took 16th.

Sauk Prairie’s top relay finish came in the 200 freestyle relay, as Williams, Judd, Miller and Chao used a time of 1:45.35 to take fourth. Rall, Giulia Brickl, Williams and Miller added a fourth-place finish in the 200 medley relay (1:56.92), while the quartet of Rall, Miller, Judd and Chao took fifth in the 400 freestyle relay (3:55.19).

The Eagles will have trips to the WIAA State Girls Swimming and Diving Championships on the line when they compete in the Division 2 Stoughton sectional at 1 p.m. on Saturday. The Division 2 state meet will be held at the University of Wisconsin-Natatorium on Friday, Nov. 10. Rall, Chao, Miller, Williams and Giulia Brickl all swam at state last season, helping Sauk Prairie finish eighth as a team.

BADGER NORTH CONFERENCE MEET

Team scores: Waunakee 486.5, Baraboo 470, DeForest 381, Sauk Prairie 294, Portage 170, Beaver Dam 131.5, River Valley 129, Lodi 107.

200 medley relay: 1, Baraboo (Koehler, Bradley, Tock, Vittengl), 1:52.92; 2, DeForest, 1:54.12; 3, Waunakee, 1:54.94; 4, Sauk Prairie, 1:59.92; 5, Baraboo, 1:59.29; 6, Portage, 1:59.89. 200 freestyle: 1, Pierce, W, 1:59.89; 2, Miller, P, 2:00.30; 3, Koehler, B, 2:01.91; 4, Pilecky, D, 2:02.11; 5, Grindle, W, 2:04.50; 6, Maxfield, W, 2:04.74. 200 individual medley: 1, Willis, D, 2:15.21; 2, Graf, W, 2:18.05; 3, Martin, D, 2:19.10; 4, Bradley, 2:20.33; 5, Tock, B, 2:20.39; 6, Pelland, B, 2:21.49. 50 freestyle: 1, Hargraves, D, :25.12; 2, Grindle, W, :25.41; 3, Liu, W, :25.83; 4, Taugher, D, :26.13; 5, Brunner, W, :26.44; 6, Williams, SP, :26.47. 100 butterfly: 1, Schmeiser, W, :59.27; 2, Tock, B, :59.60; 3, Taugher, D, 1:03.46; 4 (tie), Letendre, B, and Grenon, BD, 1:05.13; 6, Nabors, RV, 1:05.52. 100 freestyle: 1, Hargraves, D, :54.68; 2, Liu, W, :55.96; 3, Vittengl, B, :57.30; 4 (tie), Pelland, B, and Brunner, W, :57.38; 6, Gilbertson, RV, :58.02. 500 freestyle: 1, Pilecky, D, 5:22.31; 2, Pierce, W, 5:27.06; 3, Maxfield, W, 5:31.79; 4, Matson, D, 5:33.22; 5, Chao, SP, 5:51.38; 6, Hoffman, W, 5:52.53. 200 freestyle relay: 1, Waunakee (Grindle, Pierce, Liu, Wilhelms), 1:41.48; 2, Baraboo, 1:43.47; 3, Sauk Prairie, 1:45.35; 4, DeForest, 1:45.35; 5, River Valley, 1:45.92; 6, Lodi, 1:47.35. 100 backstroke: 1, Graf, W, 58.79; 2, Schmeiser, W, 1:00.74; 3, Miller, P, 1:02.13; 4, Willis, D, 1:02.37; 5, Koehler, B, 1:02.40; 6, Rall, SP, 1:02.58. 100 breaststroke: 1, Bradley, B, 1:09.47; 2, Martin, D, 1:11.53; 3, Graf, W, 1:13.74; 4, Andraschko, P, 1:14.88; 5, Vittengl, B, 1:14.89; Chao, SP, 1:15.41. 400 freestyle relay: 1, Waunakee (Liu, Grindle, Pierce, Schmeiser), 3:42.15; 2, DeForest, 3:44.76; 3, Baraboo, 3:50.63; 4, Waunakee, 3:54.78; 5, Sauk Prairie, 3:55.19; 6, Portage, 3:55.99.

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