On Saturday, November 16, the Brookfield East Girls Swimming and Diving Team won their first-ever Division 1 State Championship at the UW Natatorium in Madison.
The girls team started the swimming portion of the meet with a state record-setting performance in the 200 Yard Medley Relay, breaking a fourteen-year-old record with a time of 1 minute 42.71 seconds. Relay swimmers included Abby Wanezek, Lucy Thomas, Reilly Tiltmann, and Callie Gregg. In addition, individual championships went to freshman Lucy Thomas in the 100 Yard Breaststroke; and junior Reilly Tiltmann, who defended her title in the 100 Yard Backstroke.
Other state place winners included a runner-up finish by the 400 Yard Freestyle Relay team of Reilly Tiltmann, Kamryn Dembny, Reese Tiltmann, and Abby Wanezek; Reilly Tiltmann who took second in the 100 Yard Butterfly; Abby Wanezek who took second in the 50 Yard Freestyle and the 100 Yard Backstroke; Lexi Penney who took fourth in 1 Meter Diving; Reese Tiltmann who took fourth in the 200 Yard Individual Medley; and Lucy Thomas who took fifth in the 50 Yard Freestyle.
In all, Brookfield East totaled 243 points, 23 points ahead of the second-place team, Arrowhead.
Congratulations to the entire BEHS Swimming and Diving Team and Coach Mike Rose on an incredible season! You can read the Journal Sentinel's coverage of the meet here.