On Saturday, November 13, the Brookfield East Girls Swimming and Diving Team won their third straight Division 1 state championship. The girls won a total of nine events and swept all three relays, breaking five state records in the process!
This year’s event was held at Waukesha South where the Spartans won the title with a margin of 40.5 points over Arrowhead. Sophomore Maggie Wanezek’s performance in the 100 Yard Backstroke with a time of 51.59 set a state record in the event and is the #1 time in the country this season. In addition, senior Abby Wanezek broke her own state record in the 50 Yard Freestyle with a time of 22.54 and also took home the 100 Yard Freestyle with a time of 49.35. A record time of 1:31.13 was set by the 200 Yard Freestyle Relay swimmers Abby Wanezek, Audrey Olen, Reese Tiltmann and Lucy Thomas. Second fastest event times in the country and state records were set by junior Lucy Thomas in the 100 Yard Breaststroke with a time of 1:00.00; and the 400 Yard Freestyle Relay team of Abby Wanezek, Audrey Olen, Reese Tiltmann, and Maggie Wanezek with a time of 3:19.32. Lucy Thomas (200 Yard Freestyle) and Reese Tiltmann (500 Yard Freestyle) also took home individual golds.
Additional scores came from the following athletes:
- Maggie Wanezek: 2nd Place in 50 Yard Freestyle
- Reese Tiltmann: 2nd Place in 200 Yard Freestyle,
- Audrey Olen: 5th Place in 200 Yard Freestyle, 6th Place in Girls 100 Yard Freestyle
- Callie Gregg: 15th Place in 100 Yard Breaststroke, 22nd in 200 Yard Individual Medley
- Clara Newman: 16th Place in 1 Meter Diving
- Paris Fullerton: 16th Place in 100 Yard Butterfly, 20th in 100 Yard Backstroke
- Kamryn Dembny: 17th Place in 100 Yard Backstroke, 18th in 100 Yard Butterfly
In all, Brookfield East totaled 304.5 points, 40.5 points ahead of Arrowhead who took second.
Congratulations to all of the athletes, 2019-20 NFHS National Girls Swimming Coach of the Year Mike Rose, and Coach Carol Rose on yet another incredible season!
Read the Journal Sentinel’s full coverage here.
(Pictured: Team with Trophy - credit: Scott Ash, Now News Group)