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Baraboo girls swimming

Baraboo girls swim team members show off the third-place plaque they won at the Small School State Invitational on Saturday in Shorewood.

The Baraboo prep girls swimming team came home with a trophy on Saturday.

The Thunderbirds finished third out of 17 teams at the Small School State Invitational at Shorewood High School. Baraboo finished with a team score of 270.5 points, trailing only Madison Edgewood (348) and McFarland (311). Whitefish Bay (218) and Shorewood (187) rounded out the top five.

Baraboo’s best event was the 100-yard breaststroke, as the T-Birds took three of the top-five spots. Taylor Bradley led the way, securing Baraboo’s only first-place finish of the night when she touched the wall in 1 minute, 9.41 seconds. Ella Lohr took second in 1:09.63, while Natalie Gneiser finished fifth in 1:10.63. Maria Vittengl also scored in the event, taking 14th in 1:15.71.

The T-Birds finished in the top five in all three relay events.

The quartet of Gneiser, Taylor Bradley, Kirby Tock and Hannah Vittengl touched the wall in 1:52.17 to place third in the 200-yard medley relay. McFarland (1:49.26) and Edgewood (1:50.79) placed first and second, respectively.

Naomi Pelland, Hannah Vittengl, Lohr and Taylor Bradley added a third-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle relay. The T-Birds finished in 1:44.94, while Edgewood (1:40.84) took first and Tomahawk (1:43.40) finished second.

Pelland, Tock, Gneiser and Lohr also placed fifth in the 400 freestyle relay (3:50.43).

Tock used a time of 1:00.51 to take third in the 100 butterfly. Mattie Letendre wasn’t far behind, finishing fifth in 1:02.16. In the 100 backstroke, Letendre (1:01.79) took fifth and Tock (1:04.31) placed 12th.

The T-Birds had three top-10 finishes in the 200 individual medley, as freshmen Lohr (2:16.39) and Gneiser (2:16.82) took fifth and sixth, respectively, while Taylor Bradley (2:21.23) placed ninth.

Pelland added a sixth-place finish in the 100 freestyle (:56.80). Hannah Vittengl tied for 13th in the 50 freestyle (:26.75) and placed 13th in the 100 freestyle (:58.68). Maria Vittengl (:59.12) took 14th in the 100 freestyle, while Emily Bradley (5:53.16) finished 14th in the 500 freestyle.

The T-Birds will close out the dual-meet season when they host River Valley/Richland Center on Tuesday. The Badger North Conference meet will be held Oct. 26 in Waunakee.

Team scores: Madison Edgewood 348; McFarland 311; Baraboo 270.5; Whitefish Bay 218; Shorewood 187; Hales Corners Whitnall 181; Tomahawk 176; Plymouth 123; New Berlin Eisenhower 119; Grafton 100; Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol 95; Kohler co-op 41.5; Delavan-Darien/Wisconsin Deaf 34; Brown Deer/University School of Milwaukee 27; Berlin/Green Lake 18; Port Washington 18; Monona Grove 17.

Events

200 medley relay: 1, McFarland (Freeman, Weaver, Landwehr, Moderski), 1:49.26; 2, Madison Edgewood, 1:51.87; 3, Baraboo, 1:52.17. 200 freestyle: 1, Theiler, Tom, 1:56.32; 2, Walker, MEd, 1:56.39; 3, Barnes, WFB, 2:03.76. 200 individual medley: 1, Oleniczak, NBE, 2:13.96; 2, teDuits, MEd, 2:14.02; 3, Beckman, Whit, 2:16.33. 50 freestyle: 1, Moderski, McF, :23.57; 2, Barth, MEd, :24.91; 3, O’Driscoll, MEd, :25.34. 100 butterfly: 1, Barth, MEd, :58.95; 2, Beckman, Whit, :59.00; 3, Tock, Bar, 1:00.51. 100 freestyle: 1, Moderski, McF, :52.15; 2, Freeman, McF, :54.11; 3, Petersen, MEd, :55.47. 500 freestyle: 1, Walker, MEd, 5:14.88; 2, Theiler, Tom, 5:22.15; 3, McNally, Sho, 5:39.46. 200 freestyle relay: 1, Madison Edgewood (O’Driscoll, Reid, Barth, Walker), 1:40.84; 2, Tomahawk, 1:43.40; 3, Baraboo, 1:44.94. 100 breaststroke: 1, Freeman, McF, :57.43; 2, teDuits, MEd, :58.60; 3, Oleniczak, NBE, 1:00.69. 400 freestyle relay: 1, McFarland (Freeman, Nickels, Landwehr, Moderski), 3:36.79; 2, Madison Edgewood, 3:36.92; 3, Tomahawk, 3:46.53. At Shorewood High School.

Follow Brock Fritz on Twitter @BrockFritz or contact him at 608-963-0344.

Capital Newspapers Regional Sports Reporter