Swimmers shine at state
Sophomore Ella Stein placed second in the 100 yard breaststroke to highlight Hudson's contingent at the WIAA Division 1 Swimming and Diving Championships at the University of Wisconsin Natatorium in Madison Saturday, Nov. 11.
Stein touched the wall in 1 minute, 3.48 seconds in the 100 breaststroke, just 1.31 seconds behind two-time state champ Grace Bennin of Verona and two-tenths of a second ahead of third place finisher Ally Silvestri of Middleton.
Stein's time not only broke her own school record, set a week earlier at the sectional meet, and earned her all-state status, it also qualified her for 2017-18 All-American consideration from the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association.
Stein also finished 15th at state in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:10.46 to account for all 19 of Hudson's team points. Middleton won the team title with 313.5 and Cedarburg was second with 242 while Arrowhead was third with 189. Hudson finished 24th out of the 35 teams that scored.
Stein was one of six swimmers who represented Hudson at the state meet and swam on two of the Raiders' three state qualifying relay teams.
In the 200 freestyle relay, Rachel Baker, Stein, Taylor Cicha and Maree Elliott teamed up for a 20th place time of 1:41.41, while in the 400 freestyle relay, Reagan Cicha, Taylor Cicha, Baker and Abby Larson combined for a 20th place time of 3:42.60, two-tenths of a second faster than their third place sectional time a week earlier.
Reagan Cicha, Stein, Taylor Cicha and Baker finished 21st in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:51.75, one week after breaking a 24-year old school record in the event with a time of 1:50.15 at the sectional meet.