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The Badger North Conference girls swimming pecking order hasn’t changed in the last 12 months.

That includes Baraboo’s top-three status, as the Thunderbirds took third out of eight teams in Saturday’s Badger North meet at Jack Young Middle School in Baraboo.

Combining the conference meet results with a 5-2 Badger North dual-meet record, Baraboo also took third in the final conference standings.

It was the second straight third-place finish for Baraboo, as the top four teams didn’t change from last season. Waunakee won its fifth straight title with 509 points, followed by DeForest (404.5), Baraboo (361) and Sauk Prairie (320.5). The conference was rounded out by River Valley/Richland Center (221), Beaver Dam (182.5), Lodi/Wisconsin Heights (182.5) and Portage (131).

Baraboo’s best event was the 100-yard butterfly, which was led by Ella Lohr’s second-place finish. The sophomore touched the wall in 1 minute, 1.18 seconds to finish as the runner-up to Waunakee’s Abi Schmeiser (:57.30). Baraboo junior Mattie Letendre added a fourth-place finish in 1:02.24.

Lohr also took second in the 100 breaststroke, as her time of 1:09.33 trailed only Waunakee’s Makenzie Wallace (1:07.35).

Natalie Gneiser put together a pair of top-five finishes. The Baraboo sophomore took third in the 200 individual medley (2:18.43) and fourth in the 100 backstroke (1:03.32). Schmeiser won the 200 individual medley in 2:09.24, while Waunakee’s Ella Graf won the 100 backstroke in :59.81. Letendre chipped in a fifth-place finish in the 100 backstroke (1:04.14).

Junior Naomi Pelland’s time of :57.17 was good for a fourth-place finish in the 100 freestyle. River Valley/Richland Center’s Beverly Harper took first in :54.33.

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Baraboo finished in the top five in all three relays, taking second in the 200 medley relay (1:52.57), third in the 400 freestyle relay (3:50.25) and fifth in the 200 freestyle relay (1:45.77).

The T-Birds will stay home for Saturday’s WIAA Division 2 sectional meet at Jack Young Middle School.

Team scores — Waunakee 475, DeForest 375, Baraboo 336, Sauk Prairie 300, River Valley/Richland 206, Lodi 173, Beaver Dam 172.5, Portage 128.5.

Conference dual points — Waunakee 7-0, 14 points; DeForest 6-1, 12; Baraboo 5-2, 10; Sauk Prairie 4-3, 8; Beaver Dam 2-4-1, 5; River Valley/Richland Center 2-4-1, 5; Lodi/Wisconsin Heights 1-6, 2; Portage 0-7, 0.

Final Badger North standings — Waunakee 509, DeForest 404.5, Baraboo 361, Sauk Prairie 320.5, River Valley/Richland Center 221, Beaver Dam 182.5, Lodi/Wisconsin Heights 182.5, Portage 131.

200 medley relay — 1, Waunakee (Graf, Wallace, Schmeiser, Blitz), 1:49.89; 2, Baraboo, 1:52.57; 3, DeForest, 1:56.92; 4, Sauk Prairie, 1:57.76; 5, Lodi, 1:57.87. 200 freestyle — 1, Miller, P, 1:58.79; 2, Rosenkvist, W, 1:59.92; 3, Wallace, W, 2:00.10; 4, Presny, L, 2:03.10; 5, Maxfield, W, 2:03.94. 200 individual medley — 1, Schmeiser, W, 2:09.24; 2, Sautebin, W, 2:17.68; 3, Gneiser, B, 2:18.43; 4, Puls, L, 2:20.40; 5, Willis, D, 2:22.97. 50 freestyle — 1, Harper, RVR, 25.30; 2, Boehning, D, 25.37; 3, Blitz, W, 25.71; 4, Dunnum, SP, 26.15; 5, Giroux, RVR, 26.22. 100 butterfly — 1, Schmeiser, W, 57.30; 2, Lohr, B, 1:01.18; 3, Presny, L, 1:02.00; 4, Letendre, B, 1:02.24; 5, Grenon, BD, 1:02.58. 100 freestyle — 1, Harper, RVR, 54.33; 2, Oosterhof, D, 55.48; 3, Boehning, D, 56.34; 4, Pelland, B, 57.17; 5, Rosenkvist, W, 57.26. 500 freestyle — 1, Ryniak, W, 5:25.25; 2, Miller, P, 5:26.79; 3, Miller, SP, 5:31.99; 4, Willis, D, 5:35.86; 5, Maxfield, W, 5:36.58. 200 freestyle relay — 1, Waunakee (Wallace, Sautebin, Blitz, Schmeiser), 1:41.36; 2, DeForest, 1:43.34; 3, Sauk Prairie, 1:45.09; 4, River Valley/Richland, 1:45.70; 5, Baraboo, 1:45.77. 100 backstroke — 1, Graf, W, 59.81; 2, Grenon, BD, 1:00.88; 3, Sautebin, W, 1:00.99; 4, Gneiser, B, 1:03.32; 5, Letendre, B, 1:04.14. 100 breaststroke — 1, Wallace, W, 1:07.35; 2, Lohr, B, 1:09.33; 3, Willis, D, 1:09.53; 4, Seremet, BD, 1:11.09; 5, Puls, L, 1:12.19. 400 freestyle relay — 1, DeForest (Boehning, WIllis, Miller, Oosterhof), 3:43.95; 2, Waunakee, 3:44.55; 3, Baraboo, 3:50.25; 4, River Valley/Richland, 3:55.62; 5, Sauk Prairie, 3:56.19. At Jack Young Middle School, Baraboo.

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