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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Madison Albert-Nelson
Platteville swimming wins 6 events, breaks 4 team records
Platteville's Madison Albert-Nelson won six events and set four new Platteville summer swim team records at last Wednesday's Sugar River Invitational.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The Athlete of the Week is a web-only feature that will publish each Thursday throughout the calendar year.

Madison Albert-Nelson, Jr., Platteville summer swimming

     NEW GLARUS — Platteville’s Madison Albert-Nelson had quite a day at last Wednesday’s Sugar River triangular. The junior-to-be won six events and broke four team records in the process to lead the Platteville summer swim team to a second-place finish.

     Nelson, a two-year WIAA state qualifier for the Platteville/Lancaster girls swim team, won the girls’ 15-18 100-yard individual medley in a new team record time of 1:14.36. She won the 100 freestyle in a record-time of 1:04.13 and set a new 50 backstroke team record of 33.23 seconds to win the event. Albert-Nelson then teamed with Sierra Wunderlin and Elizabeth Pronschinske to win the girls’ 15-18 200 medley relay in time of 2:18.20 to set an unofficial team record, and amazingly swam the lead off and anchor leg because Platteville only had three swimmers for the event. Albert-Nelson also won the 50 butterfly (31.11) and was on the winning 200 freestyle relay (2:20.55).

     Albert-Nelson and Platteville will travel to Dodgeville for a quadragular with Dodgeville, Mineral Point and Prairie du Chien Thursday, July 12 at 5 p.m. before competing at the Monroe Dr. Stiles Invitational on July 14.


HONORABLE MENTION (in alphabetical order): 

Kauy Fargo, Barneveld, boys basketball

     Fargo scored a game-high 18 points to lead five players in double figures as the East hammered the West 99–57 in the Six Rivers Conference Boys All-Star Basketball game last Friday night at Juda High School.


Abby Kaiser, Potosi, girls basketball

     Kaiser, the 2017–18 Six Rivers West girls basketball Player of the Year, scored a team-high 14 points to lead the West to a 62–50 in the Six Rivers Conference Girls All-Star game last Friday night at Juda High School. Shullsburg’s Brianna Leahy, the 2015–16 SRW Player of the Year, added 11 points for the winners.


Nic Spriggs, Potosi, boys basketball

     Spriggs scored a team-high 15 points to lead the short-handed West All-Stars, who had just seven players, in a 99–57 loss in last Friday’s Six Rivers Conference All-Star Basketball game at Juda.