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Boys Swimming at the Small School State Meet Invitational

The Brown Deer/University School boys swimming and diving team took 14th place in the Small School State Meet, an invitational hosted by Shorewood High School at Shorewood High School on Saturday, January 26th.

The Small School State meet is an annual harbinger of the WIAA Division 2 State Championship meet in mid-February.  Many of the top contenders for the state title take part in the Small School meet at Shorewood.

BD/USM’s head coach, Doug Dickinson, commented on the day, “We swam against some of the top Division 2 schools in the state. Some highlights were a twelfth place finish in the 200 Free relay and thirteenth in the 200 Medley relay. Junior captain Caleb Saffold lead the way individually with a sixth place finish in the 100 breaststroke.”

As Dickinson indicated, Saffold led the way for the team.  He earned 13 of the team’s points by taking 6th place in the 100 yard Breaststroke event.  Saffold swam the distance with a time of 1:04.02.

Saffold also gained the team points in the 200 yard Freestyle race.  He earned 5 points by finishing 13th in the event with a time of 2:00.3.

Saffold anchored BD/USM’s 200 yard Freestyle Relay foursome.  He followed Reid Pezewski, Johnny Albrightson, and Bobby Albrightson.  The team finished with a time of 1:44.72, good enough for 12th place and 10 points.

Caleb Henry, Saffold, and Johnny and Bobby Albrightson swam to a 13th place in the 200 yard Medley Relay race.  The quartet gained 8 points with a time of 1:56.17.

BD/USM’s other two points were gained by the Nick Nelson, Trenton Ridgeway, Henry, and Pezewski.  They took 16th place in the 400 yard Freestyle Relay race with a time of 4:46.57.

The Brown Deer/University School boys swimming and diving team has another big meet on the horizon.  The team competes in the Woodland Conference Meet on Saturday, February 2nd at Greenfield High School, beginning at 10:00 am.

Team Scores:

1. Madison Edgewood 345; 2. Monona Grove 246; 3. Baraboo 223; 4. McFarland 218; 5. Whitefish Bay 214; 6. Brillion co-op 141; 7. Fort Atkinson 120; 8. Sturgeon Bay co-op 117; 9. Plymouth 107; 10. Hales Corners/Whitnall 94; 11. Grafton 88; 12. Shorewood 82; 13. Berlin/Green Lake 77; 14. Port Washington 38 and BD/USM 38; 16. Two Rivers/Manitowoc Roncalli 12; 17. Delavan-Darien 10.