Giulia Brickl

Giulia Brickl, pictured swimming at Portage on Sept. 26, and the Sauk Prairie girls swim team took second at the Hillmen Invite in Platteville on Saturday.

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The Sauk Prairie girls swim team swam to a runner-up finish at the Hillmen Invite at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville on Saturday.

The Eagles compiled 446 points to finish behind Badger North Conference rival Baraboo, which tallied a team score of 487.5 to win the title. Monroe/New Glarus took third (337.5), followed by La Crosse (253), Wausau West (238), Whitewater (223.5), Platteville/Lancaster (170.5) and River Valley/Richland Center (143).

Sauk Prairie stood out in the 50-yard freestyle. Sydney Rall touched the wall in 26.50 seconds to finish first in the event, while Kaitlyn Miller was right on her tail, taking second in 26.51 seconds.

Rall (1:02.74) added a runner-up finish in the 100-yard backstroke, while Emma Breunig (1:07.50) and Summer Acker (1:09.65) took eighth and 10th, respectively, in the event.

Mariah Chao had Sauk Prairie’s other first-place finish, using a time of 57.37 seconds to win the 100-yard freestyle. Chao (2:08.24) added a fifth-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle, while Cora Dunnum (2:13.26) took seventh in the event.

Giulia Brickl placed in the top five in a pair of individual events, taking third in the 100-yard individual medley (1:09.67) and fifth in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:15.83). Grace Williams took fourth in the 100-yard butterfly (1:04.04).

Other top-10 finishes for Sauk Prairie were Miller in the 500-yard freestyle (6th, 5:51.75), Ally Dunnum in the 200-yard individual medley (6th, 2:30.02) and the 100-yard breaststroke (1:16.32), Lauryn Drager in the 100-yard individual medley (8th, 1:10.22), Cora Dunnum in the 100-yard freestyle (8th, :59.74), Williams in the 200-yard individual medley (8th, 2:30.27), Acker in the 500-yard freestyle (9th, 5:58.44), Grace Orr in the 100-yard individual medley (10th, 1:13.41) and the 100-yard butterfly (10th, 1:09.83), and Alexa Judd in the 100-yard freestyle (10th, 1:00.30).

The quartet of Rall, Giulia Brickl, Williams and Chao used a time of 1:58.00 to place second in the 200-yard medley relay. Chao, Cora Dunnum, Judd and Miller took second in the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:47.03), just getting beat out by Baraboo (1:46.95).

Saturday was the final regular-season meet of the season for the Eagles, who will head to Baraboo on Friday for the Badger North Conference meet at Jack Young Middle School.

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