McDade Sets 500 FR Record as Monona Grove Wins Wisconsin D2 States


  • Friday, February 17th
  • University of Wisconsin Natatorium, Madison, Wisconsin
  • Meet Central
  • Results


  1. Monona Grove- 381
  2. Ashwaubenon- 232
  3. Grafton- 208
  4. Edgewood- 174
  5. Cedarburg- 169

Monona Grove’s Ben McDade helped his team win their State Championship title, picking up a pair of wins and a State Record Individually. His first victory came in the 200 free, where he registered a 1:39.67 to come within a second of the record. He then became the first Wisconsin D2 swimmer to ever break 4:30 in the 500 free, setting the State Record at 4:28.83 to pick up another gold.

The Monona Grove boys swept the relays en route to their State Title. Their best race was arguably the 200 medley relay, where they were just a hundredth shy of the State Record. Eric Storms (back- 22.78), McDade (breast- 26.35), Connor Keith (fly- 23.22), and Shane Sackett (free- 21.47) combined to win it in 1:33.82.

Cedarburg’s Will Hobbs and Brown Deer’s Ben Hayes were als odouble event winners. Hobbs swept the sprints, touching the wall with a 21.06 in the 50 free and a 46.30 in the 100 free. Hayes, on the other hand, put together a winning double in the 200 IM (1:52.43) and 100 breast (57.94).

Additional Event Winners:

  • Men’s 100 Fly: Sean O’Connor, Grafton, 50.41
  • Men’s 200 Free Relay: Monona Grove, 1:25.91
  • Men’s 100 Back: Eric Storms, Monona Grove, 50.99
  • Men’s 400 Free Relay: Monona Grove, 3:08.00

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