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Hillmen swimmers sink La Crosse on Parents' Night
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Platteville junior Jake Fulton won the 100-yard backstroke in last Thursday's non-conference dual with visiting La Crosse in 1:10.50.

     PLATTEVILLE - With their families looking on members of the Platteville/Lancaster boys’ swim team made Parents’ Night 2011 one to remember with a convincing 94-74 non-conference dual meet victory over visiting La Crosse last Thursday night at the UW-Platteville natatorium.
     The Hillmen won seven of the night’s 11 varsity races and had six second place finishes.
     “I was very happy with how we swam. We had several season best times and our placings were well distributed between the team members, which is an indication that our depth is getting better,” said Hillmen head coach Tom Caccia.
     Nine different Hillmen earned first-place finishes or were on a first-place relay.
     Platteville sophomore Ben Bahr was the night’s brightest Hillmen star setting a new meet record of 1:08.16 to win the 100-yard breaststroke.
     Bahr also teamed with Jake Fulton, Jordan Kress and Ryan Murray to win the 200-yard medley relay in 1:55.19.
     Lancaster junior Nicholas Volkmann won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:25.43 and combined with Ryan Heberlein, Wade Roberts and Brenden Polkinghorn to win the 400-yard freestyle relay (3:45.79). Heberlein won the 50 free in 24.98 seconds.
     Fulton won the 100 backstroke in 1:10.50 and Platteville senior Jake Adams won the 500-yard freestyle in 5:51.39.
     Platteville/Lancaster improved to 3-1 overall and are 2-0 in Southern Lakes Conference duals heading into next Tuesday’s (Jan. 3) conference triple dual at conference-leading Elkhorn.
     On Thursday, Jan. 5, the Hillmen will host Rockford Christian from Rockford, Ill. with a non-conference dual meet at UW-Platteville beginning at 6:00 p.m.  Finally, on Saturday, Jan. 7, the team travels to Rockford for the Rockford Auburn Relays at Auburn High School.

Platteville/Lancaster 94, La Crosse 74
(from Thursday, Dec. 13 @ Dubuque)
Platteville/Lancaster’s winners
200 medley relay
- 1.Pla/Lan (Jake Fulton, Ben Bahr, Jordan Kress, Ryan Murray) 1:55.19. 200 individual medley - 1.Nicholas Volkmann (P/L) 2:25.43. 50 freestyle - 1.Ryan Heberlein (P/L) :24.98. 500 freestyle - 1.Jake Adams (P/L) 5:51.39. 100 backstorke - 1.Fulton (P/L) 1:10.50. 100 breaststorke - 1.Ben Bahr (P/L) 1:08.16. 400 freestyle relay - 1.Pla/Lan (Heberlein, Wade Roberts, Volkmann, Brenden Polkinghorn) 3:45.79.