The Baraboo girls swimming team added on to its successful résumé on Saturday when the Thunderbirds traveled to Platteville and took home the Hillmen Invite title.
Baraboo amassed 487.5 points, which was enough to edge conference foe Sauk Prairie, which went toe-to-toe with Baraboo in several races, by 41.5 points. 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).
Mackenzie Koehler (29.73), Taylor Bradley (31.27), Kirby Tock (27.08) and Hannah Vittengl (25.94) kicked things off with a win in the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:54.02, while Sauk Prairie took second with a 1:58. Naomi Pelland (27.32), Danielle Crum (27.17), Bradley (26.4) and Vittengl (26.06) went on to take the title in the 200 freestyle relay (1:46.95) while Koehler, Pelland, Tock and Izzy DuBray took third in the 400 free relay (3:55.37).
In individual events, the T-Birds recorded three titles on the day, with Pelland in the 100 IM (1:06), Tock in the 100 butterfly (1:00.1) and Bradley in the 100 breaststroke (1:10.47).
Koehler came away with a fourth-place finish in the 200 free (2:08.15) while Tock took second (2:21.4) and Bradley took fourth (2:23.54) in the 200 IM. Sauk Prairie made things interesting in the 50 free as the Eagles recorded the top two places, but Eva Frank picked up points with a fifth-place finish for the T-Birds with a 27.41.
In the 100 free, Vittengl took third (58.7) and Pelland took fifth (59.19), while Emily Bradley had the best finish for Baraboo in the 500 free, taking eighth with a 5:56.24. Other top finishers included Koehler, who took third in the 100 backstroke (1:03.31), and Vittengl, who took fourth in the 100 breast (1:15.42).
Baraboo will have four days of practice before hosting the Badger North Conference Meet on Friday at Jack Young Middle School.