Middleton swimmers dunk East

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Rob Reischel
Middleton’s Elise Hokanson won the 100-yard butterfly during a dual meet against Madison East last Friday./Times-Tribune photo by Mary Langenfeld

Middleton’s girls swimming team improved to 2-0 in the Big Eight Conference with a 137-31 rout of Madison East last Friday.

“This was our first away meet of the season, which can always be difficult to prepare for,” Cardinals coach Lauren Cabalka said. “Swimming at a pool that is not familiar can bring additional challenges — different blocks, different walls and a crowd that isn’t your own. I thought the girls set some good goals for this meet and remained focused all week leading up to the meet.”

Middleton’s quartet of sophomore Caroline Hippen, freshman Emily Keebler, junior Tryn Peterson and freshman Cora Mack won the 200-yard medley relay in 1:55.65.

The foursome of Mack, sophomore Chiara Pierobon-Mays, Peterson and freshman Hannah Aegerter won the 200-yard freestyle (1:42.38). And the quartet of senior Samantha Roll, Pierobon-Mays, Hippen and Aegerter won the 400-yard freestyle relay (3:43.09).

Cardinals freshman Moly Warriner (2:04.44) and senior Victoria Lin (2:05.74) finished first and second, respectively, in the 200-yard freestyle.

In the 200-yard IM, Aegerter (2:16.21), Pierobon-Mays (2:19.64) and Peterson (2:29.59) went 1-2-3. The trio of junior Elise Hokanson (1:07.19), freshman Alexis Barrett (1:08.62) and junior Anna Bauerle (1:09.94) had the top three finishes in the 100-yard butterfly.

Pierobon-Mays (57.02) and junior Margaret McGill were first and second in the 100-yard freestyle. In the 500-yard freestyle, Hippen (5:26.73), senior Emma Karbusicky (5:54.77) and freshman Anna Thomley (5:58.62) went 1-2-3.

Sophomore Nicole McCue (1:05.75), freshman Emily Keebler (1:06.56) and Karbusicky (1:06.94) had the top three finishes in the 100-yard backstroke. The trio of Mack (1:14.26), freshman Amaya Berge (1:17.15) and junior Morgan Pincombe went 1-2-3 in the 100-yard breaststroke, while Roll also won the 50-yard freestyle (25.52).

“Despite a very hot week of weather and probably some feeling of exhaustion, the girls performed extremely well,” Cabalka said. “It was very impressive to go into East and win every event. Regardless of the match up, this is a very difficult feat to accomplish. 

“The girls stuck to what they know, and in the end, came out with a solid win. I was very proud of the overall team effort and the adjustment to the first time away from our home pool. If we can continue to approach all of our meets with poise, confidence and (stay) committed to our goals, I think we will continue to meet and exceed expectations.”

• On deck: Middleton is at Madison La Follette Friday at 5 p.m. The Cardinals are then at the Brookfield East Invite Saturday at 1 p.m.

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