Freshman Lifts West Bend West 5 Spots in Latest Wisconsin Ranks

The final Wisconsin Interscholastic Swim Coaches’ Association (WISCA) rankings before next weekend’s Wisconsin Girls’ State Championship meets are out, and there hasn’t been much movement in either Division I or Division II.

The rankings, based mathematically on results submitted by coaches, are released each week throughout the season. The big movers were West Bend West, who lept 5 spots to sit at #6 in the current polls, thanks in part to freshman Morgan Champagne in the 200 free and 100 fly at the Cedarburg Sectional. She placed 2nd in the 200 free (1:52.75) and won the 100 fly (57.95) with big drops from her seed time in both cases. While West Bend West only took 4th in that Sectional (behind including others #4 Cedarburg), their top-end swimmers, including Champagne, Sydney Kaphingst, and Kailyn Arps, still vaulted them up the latest rankings.

In Division II, the top 4 all remained untouched after Sectional Championships. Whitnall, however, jumped 3 spots after the New Berlin – Eisenhower Sectional meet and now sit 5th in the Division II rankings. Junior Kelly McElvain won the 200 IM (2:11.37); sophomore Nicole Beckman placed 2nd in the 100 fly (59.28); and the Falcons’ senior diver Alyssa Doherty show that she’s state-caliber to improve the team’s chances next weekend.

The Division 2 State Championship meet (small schools) will be held on Friday November 11th at the Wisconsin Natatorium in Madison. The Division 1 meet will be held a day later in the same venue. both will be organized as timed finals meets.

Division 1 Girls Poll

1
Arrowhead
470 pts
2
Middleton
411 pts
3
Appleton North
356 pts
4
Cedarburg
337 pts
5
Verona Area-Mount Horeb
303 pts
6
West Bend West
271 pts
7
Waukesha South-Mukwonago
269 pts
8
Neenah
262 pts
9
Brookfield Central
227 pts
10
Bay Port
226 pts

Division 2 Girls Poll

1
Madison Edgewood
562 pts
2
McFarland
483 pts
3
New Berlin Eisenhower
366 pts
4
Grafton
327 pts
5
Whitnall
317 pts
6
Tomahawk
315 pts
7
Ashwaubenon
250 pts
8
Baraboo
249 pts
9
Kohler/Sheboygan Area Luther
248 pts
10
Monona Grove
247 pts

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