Sweeping all three relay races — one in record time — the Middleton girls swimming team dominated Saturday’s Big Eight Conference meet at Beloit Memorial.
Middleton had two individual first places and totaled 695 points to top the 10-team field. Sun Prairie earned second place with 404 points and Madison Memorial was third with 374.5.
Middleton’s Hannah Aegerter, Caroline Hippen, Cora Mack and Gabriela Pierobon Mays combined to win the meet’s final event — the 400-yard freestyle relay in 3 minutes, 31.93 seconds, breaking the conference meet record.
Chiara Pierobon Mays, Ally Silvestri, Gabriela Pierobon Mays and Berkley Smith won the 200 medley relay (1:47.38), and Mack, Makenna Licking, Hippen and Aegerter won the 200 free relay (1:37.55).
Also for Middleton, Aegerter won the 200 free (1:55.52) and Gabriela Pierobon Mays won the 100 butterfly (:57.13).
Despite finishing fourth as a team, Verona/Mount Horeb won four of the meet’s 12 events. Grace Bennin led the way, breaking the conference meet record in the 100 breaststroke (1:05.13) and also winning the 200 individual medley (1:55.52).
Sophie Henshue of the Wildcats was victorious in the 500 freestyle (5:07.65), and Maggie Nunn was the diving champion (424.50 points).
Sun Prairie had a double winner in Sophie Fiske, who took the 50 freestyle (:24.00) and 100 free (:53.49).
Badger North Conference
Madison Edgewood won eight of 11 events, setting meet records in all three relays, to dominate the conference meet with a total of 473 points at Monona Grove. McFarland finished second with 376 points and Stoughton was third with 226.5.
Edgewood had two girls win four events. Senior Jenna Silvestri won the 200-yard individual medley (2:10.0) and 100 breaststroke (1:08.16). She also swam on the winning 200 medley relay (meet-record 1:48.92) with juniors Kaitlyn Barth and Issy Peterson and sophomore Maeve O’Driscoll, and on the winning 400 freestyle relay (meet-record 3:37.13) with senior Kelly Rodriguez, sophomore Dee Dee Walker and Barth.
Rodriguez also won the 200 freestyle (1:55.7) and 500 free (5:11.32) and anchored the winning 200 free relay (meet-record 1:40.00) with O’Driscoll, Walker and Petersen. Barth won the 100 butterfly (:59.45).
McFarland junior Alex Moderski kept up her stellar season, breaking meet records while winning the 50 free (:23.63) and 100 free (:52.57). Also, Milton sophomore Danielle Cramer won the 100 backstroke (:59.20).
Southern Lakes Conference
The Jefferson/Cambridge co-op won five events, including two of the three relays, to finish third in the eight-team meet.
Junior Megan Duffy was a four-event winner for the Eagles, taking the 50 freestyle (26.01 seconds), 100 free (:57.01) and swimming on the winning 200 (1:43.79) and 400 (3:52.33) freestyle relays.
Eagles senior Parker Fetherston won the 200 freestyle (2:01.55) and swam on both winning relays.
Burlington won the conference meet and overall league title.