2020 WIAA Women Division 2 State Swimming and Diving Championships
Rhinelander took house their first state championship title over the weekend with the assistance of Malia Francis, who gained each particular person occasions she swam and helped the college’s 200 and 400 free relays to state titles as effectively.
High 5 Groups
- Rhinelander – 255
- Shorewood – 228
- Greendale – 202
- Whitnall – 167
- Rice Lake – 140
On the diving board, fourth-place staff Whitnall had a powerful displaying, taking the highest two locations. Senior Bella Smith completed with the highest rating of 519.15. The state champion within the occasion final 12 months as effectively, Smith now holds the second-highest rating in state historical past. She was adopted by Kamyla Held, who completed second with 465.15 factors.
Shorewood began the swimming portion of the meet off robust, successful the 200 medley relay in 1:47.45. They beat out Wassau East by virtually three seconds within the occasion.
The primary particular person occasion of the meet went to Greendale junior Jocelyn Zgola. She led the sphere by over two seconds to take first in 1:52.27.
Within the 200 IM, Ella Houwers gained the primary of her two occasions. The Whitewater senior and Northern Michigan commit took house the state title in 2:06.90. Later within the meet she added a second title, successful the 100 breast for the third straight 12 months. She gained the occasion by three seconds, touching in 1:05.27.
Religion Forsberg posted the highest time within the 50 free, successful in 24.13. A junior at Rice Lake, Forsberg’s win marks the college’s first state title for swimming and diving in class historical past.
Defending each of her state titles from final 12 months, Malia Francis, a junior at Rhinelander, took house the title within the 100 fly and 100 again. In her first occasion, the 100 fly, she gained by virtually two seconds, touching in 55.96. This time made her the fifth quickest swimmer within the occasion in state historical past.
Francis’ second win got here within the 100 again. Whereas she was barely sooner final 12 months, her time of 55.13 nonetheless ranks because the 4th quickest efficiency in state historical past. She’s dedicated to swim at Liberty College after her commencement in 2022.
Francis additionally performed a key function in Rhinelander’s two-state championship successful relays. She anchored the college’s 200 free relay in a 23.51, the quickest break up within the occasion. She additionally had the occasion’s quickest break up within the 400 free, anchoring Rhinelander’s relay in 51.53. The occasion got here right down to a race between Rhineland and Greendale, with Greendale ending simply .20 behind Rhinelander.
After coming into the occasion because the fourth seed, Greendale junior Katarina Stanic swam to a state title within the 100 free. Stanic was the one swimmer beneath 53.zero within the occasion, ending at 52.95.
Regardless of trailing Jocelyn Zgola early within the race, Whitefish Bay sophomore Casey Stephens got here again quick within the 500 free to win the occasion in 5:05.77.