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Badger swim stays undefeated in win over St. Cats
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Badger swim stays undefeated in win over St. Cats

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O'Brien swim

Lauren O’Brien, shown above in an earlier meet, was one of four Badger swimmers to qualify for the state championship meet with a strong performance at Sectionals on Nov. 7.

The Badger girls swim co-op kept its impressive season rolling on Oct. 6 when the team beat Racine St. Catherine’s/The Prairie School 134-34.

With the victory, Badger improved to 7-0 in dual meets. The team has won six of its seven meets by 90 or more points. The seventh was a solid 38-point win.

Badger kicked things off with a win in the 200-yard medley relay, as Olivia Nahorniak, Morgan Hallatt, Lauren O’Brien and Chopper Ceshker finished with a time of 2:05.

O’Brien won the next race, the 200-yard freestyle, in 2:07. Teammate Addisyn Nelson was second at 2:11, and Caraline Phillips fourth (2:29).

In the 200-yard individual medley, MacKenzie Thomas was first in 2:21. Ceshker was third at 2:33 and Nahorniak fourth (2:47).

Callie Ceshker won the 50-yard freestyle in 24.96 seconds, while Hailey Mraz was second at 29.96, and Hallatt was third, less than a second later at 30.39.

Three Badgers finished within three seconds of each other in the 100-yard butterfly: Zoe McNeill was first at 1:10, Thomas second at 1:11, and Chopper Ceshker third in 1:13.

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The same thing happened in the 100-yard freestyle as Lilly Westlund won the race in 1:00.53, Kylie Kramp was a close second at 1:00.99, and Aleksa Salter third at 1:03.

O’Brien won her third event of the day in the 500-yard freestyle, finishing in 5:51. Nelson was second in 6:04, while Abigail Nosalik was fourth at 7:06.

In the 200-yard freestyle relay, Thomas, Callie Ceshker, Westlund and Ally Oomens won in 1:51.

Two Badgers nearly tied in the 100-yard backstroke as McNeill was first at 1:10.47 and Nahorniak was second at 1:10.87. Westlund finished off the 1-2-3 sweep by placing third in 1:15.

In the 100-yard breaststroke, Callie Ceshker won in 1:13, Kramp was third at 1:20, and Phillips fourth in 1:36.

The Badgers wrapped up their victory in the 400-yard freestyle relay as the squad of Westlund, O’Brien. Chopper Ceshker and Callie Ceshker placed first with a time of 4:00.

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