PLATTEVILLE — Freshman Maddy Albert-Nelson is off to a sensational start to her prep swimming career.
Last week, the Platteville ninth-grader set a new freshman team record in the 100-yard butterfly in a Southern Lakes Conference dual meet loss to visiting Lake Geneva/Badger.
Albert-Nelson won the event with a time of 1:04.74, besting the old record of 1:04.75 by Melanie Schaefer in 2011. She also finished second in the 500-yard freestyle at 6:07.48.
The defending SLC champion Badgers dominated the meet 135–35, but the Platteville/Lancaster co-op turned in a number of noteworthy performances.
“We had such an awesome meet Thursday night,” said Platteville/Lancaster head coach Liz Peters. “Although the score doesn’t really show it, our ladies swam incredibly well. Overall we had 15 season-best times Thursday night. It’s incredible to watch the ladies work so hard in practice day after day and then see them achieve personal records in the meets. They are improving and that’s what counts.”
Sophomore Alla Brehm finished third in the 100 breaststroke (1:21.71) and fourth in the 200 freestyle (2:21.74). Sophomore Renee Momot placed fourth in the 200 individual medley (3:01.91), as did freshman Shelby Faherty in the 50 freestyle (33.68).
Sophomore Shelby Smith finished fourth in the 100 freestyle (1:04.74), while freshman Anna Gates came in fourth in the 100 backstroke (1:21.68).
The Hillmen traveled to Elkhorn Tuesday night (results were not available at press time) and will next host Dubuque Hempstead in a non-conference dual meet Thursday evening at UW–Platteville.
Lake Geneva Badger 135, Platteville/Lancaster 35
(from Thursday, Sept. 8 @ UW–Platteville)
Platteville/Lancaster top finishers (top 4)
200 medley relay — 3.Pla/Lan (Maddy Albert-Nelson, Alla Brehm, Erin Walker, Shelby Smith) 2:10.29. 200 freestyle — 4.Brehm (P/L) 2:21.74. 200 individual medley — 4.Renee Momot (P/L) 3:01.91. 50 freestyle — 4.Shelby Faherty 33:68. 100 butterfly — 1.Albert-Nelson (P/L) 1:04.74. 100 freestyle — 4.Smith 1:08.99. 500 freestyle — 2.Albert-Nelson (P/L) 6:07.48. 200 freestyle relay — 4.Pla/Lan (Brehm, Faherty, Walker, Momot) 2:05.88. 100 backstroke — 4.Anna Gates (P/L) 1:21.68. 100 breaststroke — 3.Brehm (P/L) 1:21.71. 400 freestyle relay — 3.Pla/Lan (Momot, Smith, Clare Drefcinski, Albert-Nelson) 4:30.79.