Brown Deer/University School girls swim
Kimberly Roos is ahead of where she was last year at this time, and that bodes well as the WIAA State Division 2 qualifier in the 200- and 500-yard freestyle looks to earn another top six medal.
"She came out of that 200 (at the sectional in Plymouth on Saturday) and said 'That was the hardest race I've swum in my life,'" coach Bob Van Lieshout said. "She's still got some tapering to do but we're pretty optimistic that she can get on the podium again."
Roos, who was sixth in the 200 free at state last year, takes part in the WIAA State D2 meet at the UW-Madison Natatorium at 6:30 p.m. Friday. She will be seeded 10th in the 200 and fourth in the 500.
She led the Falcons to a seventh-place showing in the 13-team sectional at Plymouth as Shorewood won with 362.
She was fourth in the 200 free in a season best of 1:58.63 and then was third in the 500 free (13-second drop of 5:11.83).
Van Lieshout was pleased with the whole team effort.
"We had PRs (personal records) all over the place," he said. "It's been such a year, where we've had sickness at every meet, but here the whole team swam well. The taper turned out excellent and we had so many good swims by our freshmen. What a finish."
Other top finishes for the Falcons included the following: 200 medley relay: Hannah Leedom, Jean Stathas, Erica Poniewaz and Paige Sprink, eighth (2:11.13); 200 individual medley: Stathas, 16th (2:48.72); 50 free: Natalie Surfus, 16th (27.73); 100 butterfly: Poniewaz, 15th (1:18.24); 100 free: Nicole Gross, 13th (1:00.82); 200 free relay: Gross, Lily Wilson, Surfus and Roos, sixth (season best 1:48.6); 100 backstroke: Wilson, 10th (1:07.14); and, 400 free relay: Gross, Wilson, Surfus and Roos, sixth (seven-second season best 3:56.11).
Homestead girls swim
Alexandria Petersen will be the lone representative for the Highlanders in the WIAA State Division 1 meet on Saturday at the Natatorium in Madison, but she will be a good one, as she will be the sixth seed in the 100 breast stroke after turning in a school record time of 1:06.27 at the Cedarburg sectional on Saturday.
"Her goal is to get on the podium (top six)," coach Mark Gwidt said, "and to break the school record. She's got it by a couple of tenths (of a second) right now."
The state D1 meet is at 3 p.m. Saturday. Gwidt said that Petersen is not fully rested yet and should be ready to turn in an even faster time.
"We'll bring in a short bus and take a couple of other seniors along (for company)," Gwidt said.
Gwidt was pleased overall with the sectional effort as the Highlanders took fifth in the 12-team event with 225 points as Cedarburg won with 389.
Petersen was second in the breast stroke at sectional only to Cedarburg's Katie Drabot, who turned in the fastest time in the state at 1:04.83. She was also third in the 200 IM in 2:14.51.
Other places by event included the following: diving: Leigh Berman, eighth (317.9); Kristina Kelly, 11th (287.65); Nicki Dominski, 13th (257.6); 200 medley relay: Emily Hannemann, Margaret Hadcock, Laura Kirtley and Lauren Tunney, ninth (season best 2:00.75); 50 free: Molly Zall, fourth (25.09); Elise Alverson, seventh (25.94); 100 butterfly: Hannemann, 11th (1:06.27); Kirtley, 14th (1:09.07); 100 free: Zall, sixth (56.82); Alverson, seventh (56.99); 500 free: Brittany Thomas, fifth (5:24.81); Elizabeth Huskin, eighth (5:46.59); 200 free relay: Zall, Alverson, Katherine Thomas and Petersen, sixth (season best 1:42.43); 100 backstroke: Hannemann, 15th (1:07.28); 100 breast stroke: Margaret Hadcock, 11th (1:15.15); and, 400 free relay: Zall, Alverson, Thomas and Petersen, seventh (season best 3:47.51).
Nicolet boys volleyball
The Knights turned in a competitive effort when they lost a season-ending 19-25, 25-16, 25-23, 25-20 WIAA sectional semifinal decision to North Shore Conference champion Germantown on Oct. 30.
Nicolet had struggled against the eventual sectional champion and state-qualifying Warhawks in earlier matchups but got off to a good start this night before coming up just a little short. Alex Dranzik had eight kills, Steven Richards 23 assists, Avi Greenspan three blocks and team leader Chris Sorenson 15 digs for the Knights.
Whitefish Bay/Dominican boys volleyball
The Blue Dukes also turned in a competitive season-ending effort against the defending state champions from Marquette in a 25-22, 25-21, 23-25, 25-21 WIAA sectional semifinal decision on Oct. 30.
Patrick Feldmeier had 15 kills and six blocks, John Wagner 35 assists, Max Pignotti 15 digs for Bay. Marquette eventually won the sectional and earned the right to defend its title at the state tournament at Wisconsin Lutheran College this weekend.
Shorewood boys volleyball
The season came to a disappointing end for the Woodland Conference champs as they fell to league rivals Pius XI 25-17, 25-18, 25-16, in a WIAA sectional semifinal on Oct. 30.
Shorewood got 12 kills from Andrew Mueller, 28 assists from Tim Perry, nine digs from Sean Kelley and three blocks from Jack Knutson.
Pius eventually lost to Marquette in the sectional final on Nov. 1.
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