Girls Swimming at the Woodland Conference Championships
The Brown Deer/University School girls swimming team took 7th place in the Woodland Conference swimming meet at Shorewood High School on Saturday, October 31st. Maddie Miracle took 6th place and Ann Staples took 7th place for BD/USM in the conference diving competition.
“We competed well in the Woodland Conference Championship meet on Saturday,” said Doug Dickinson, BD/USM’s head coach. “As a team, almost every girl scored points. We placed seventh out of thirteen teams.”
Dickinson first focused on the team’s senior captains, “Mya Johnson took 16th place in the 50 Freestyle with a season-best. She also took 15th place in 100 Freestyle with a season-best. Mira Giles-Pufahl took 14th place in the 50 freestyle with a season-best. She also took 13th place in the 100 Freestyle with a season-best time. Both of these senior captains have been exemplary leaders this season. This team was fortunate to have these two as leaders this year.”
In the 50-yard Freestyle race, Giles-Pufahl had a time of 27.46 seconds and Johnson had a time of 27.56 seconds. In the 100-yard Freestyle event, Giles-Pufahl had a time of 1:01.23 and Johnson had a time of 102.64.
Sophomore Lucy Art also competed in the 50-yard Freestyle race for BD/USM. finished 2nd in the race. Her time in the event was 25.33 seconds.
Art also finished 2nd in the 100-yard Butterfly race with a time of 1:01.34.
Dickinson said that both of Art’s times were “lifetime best times, and Lucy earns 2nd team All-Conference honors in both.”
Dickinson also said that in the “200 Freestyle Relay, Art, Rosa Rivera, Johnson and Giles-Pufahl blasted a season-best by five seconds to place 5th.” The four BD/USM swimmers had a time of 148.19.
BD/USM had another season-best time in the 200-yard Medley Relay event. Ingrid Lofgren, Maxine McAllister, Art, and Giles-Pufahl place 5th with a time of 1:59.93.
Lofgren also had a 6th place finish in both the 200-yard Freestyle race and the 500-yard Freestyle race. Her time of 2:09.20 in the 200 Freestyle event was a lifetime best. She completed the distance in the 500-yard Freestyle event with a time of 5:49.54.
McAllister swam to a 6th place finish in the 100-yard Breaststroke race with a season-best time of 1:13.76. McAllister had a lifetime best time in the 200-yard Individual Medley event. She took 9th place with a time of 2:25.56.
Dickinson noted, “Max has dropped fourteen seconds in her 200 IM so far this season.”
In the 400-yard Freestyle Relay, Johnson, Rivera, Lofgren, and McAllister place 6th with a season-best time of 4:08.13.
Focusing on the diving results, Dickinson also said, “Maddie Miracle had a 6th place finish in diving. Maddie’s first year diving for the team has been great. After battling through injury, Anna Staples had a 7th place finish in diving. Anna has improved every year, and we look for the next step at sectionals."
Dickinson concluded by saying, “We look forward to swimming sectionals next Saturday with invites to the State Championship meet on the line.”
As Dickinson said, the Brown Deer/University School girls swimming and diving team competes in the Plymouth Sectional of the WIAA Division 2 State Tournament on Friday, November 6th and Saturday, November 7th at Plymouth High School. The diving meet is scheduled for Friday, November 6th beginning at 4:00 pm. The swimming meet is scheduled for Saturday, November 7th beginning at 10:00 a.m.