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Platteville/Lancaster swimmers place 5th at conference meet
Junior Dylan Prestegard placed fifth in the 200 medley relay, seventh in the 400 freestyle relay (pictured) and eighth in the 100 backstroke at the Southern Lakes Conference Meet Saturday, Feb. 10.

WHITEWATER — The Platteville/Lancaster boys swim team continued its late-season surge by scoring 230 points to place fifth out of eight teams at Saturday’s Southeren Lakes Conference Championships.

After a 3–4 finish in SLC duals and a fifth-place finish at Saturday’s conference meet the Hillmen (4–5 overall) finished fifth in the final conference standings with 18 points.

Jefferson scored 234 points to edge out Platteville/Lancaster for fourth place Saturday by just four points. Whitewater (179) finished sixth.

“It was an exciting competition between us, Jefferson, and Whitewater,” said Hillmen head coach Matt Wunderlin. “At one point both those teams were in front of us, and then we pulled ahead of both of them, but Jefferson managed to come back to edge us out. Four points is the blink of an eye in a swim meet but I’m proud of how we as the underdog put up a fight.”

(For more coverage of the Platteville/Lancaster boys swim team, get a copy of the Feb. 12, 2020 issue of The Platteville Journal or a  Feb. 13 Grant County Herald Independent)

Southern Lakes Conference Championships
(from Saturday, Feb. 8 @ Whitewater)
Team scores — 1.Lake Geneva Badger 545, 2.Elkhorn 451, 3.Burlington 396, 4.Jefferson 234, 5.Platteville/Lancaster 230, 6.Whitewater 179, 7.Prairie/St. Catherine’s 52, 8.Delavan-Darien 43.
Final SLC Standings — 1.Lake Geneva Badger 42, 2.Elkhorn 36, 3.Burlington 30, 4.Jefferson 24, 5.Platteville/Lancaster 18, 6.Whitewater 12, 7.Prairie/St. Catherine’s 4, 8.Delavan–Darien 2.
Platteville/Lancaster top finishers (top 10)
200 medley relay — 5.Pla/Lan (Dylan Prestegard, Luke Sigwarth, Bryce Wunderlin, Noah Rhoden) 1:49.73, 10.Pla/Lan (Devy Shea, Charles Franklin, Sam Schaffer, Quentin Fritz) 1:58.04. 200 freestyle — 10.Noah Stader (P/L) 33.51. 50 freestyle — 4.Rhoden (P/L) 23.83. 100 butterfly — 9.Wunderlin (P/L) 1:00.96. 100 freestyle — 8.Rhoden (P/L) 55.30. 200 freestyle relay — 5.Pla/Lan (Rhoden, Quentin Fritz, Sigwarth, Wunderlin) 1:38.88. 100 backstroke — 8.Prestegard (P/L) 1:05.45. 100 breaststroke — 4.Wunderlin (P/L) 1:08.70, 9.Sigwarth (P/L) 1:12.49. 400 freestyle relay — 7.Pla/Lan (Fritz, Noah Stader, Prestegard, Charles Franklin) 4:04.0.