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Natalie Gneiser

Baraboo's Natalie Gneiser swims the 200-yard individual medley during a Sept. 17 Badger North Conference dual meet against Waunakee at Jack Young Middle School in Baraboo.

The Baraboo prep girls swim team swam to a fourth-place finish at Saturday's Blackhawk Invitational in Fort Atkinson.

The Thunderbirds scored 267 points on the day, trailing Madison Edgewood (495), Burlington (370) and Milton (314) in the eight-team meet.

Baraboo's best finish was a runner-up showing in the 200-yard medley relay. The quartet of Natalie Gneiser, Ella Lohr, Mattie Ledentre and Anna Balfanz clocked in at 1 minute, 53.92 seconds to take second to Madison Edgewood (1:50.90).

Letendre added a third-place finish in the 100 butterfly (1:03.15), which Milton's Danielle Cramer won in :57.81.

Letendre (1:03.13) and Gneiser (1:03.23) took fourth and fifth in the 100 backstroke. Cramer won the 100 backstroke in :57.27.

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Lohr also had a pair of top-five individual finishes. The sophomore took third third in the 100 breaststroke (1:09.85) and fourth in the 200 individual medley (2:16.39). Gneiser added a sixth-place finish in the 200 IM (2:18.82).

Milton's Bailey Ratzburg won the 100 breaststroke (1:08.24) and the 200 IM (2:09.78).

Balfanz took fifth in the 50 freestyle (:26.78), 2.02 seconds off the pace set by Edgewood's Maeve O'Driscoll (:24.76).

Naomi Pelland, Rachel Laux, Ellie Hennessy and Balfanz took fifth in the 200 freestyle relay (1:49.65), while Pelland, Letendre, Gneiser and Lohr took fifth in the 400 freestyle relay (3:54.82).

The T-Birds will head to DeForest on Tuesday for a Badger North Conference dual meet.

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