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With 11 entries qualifying for the WIAA Division 1 state meet, including seven individual champions, the Cedarburg girls swimming and diving team dominated its own sectional on Nov. 5.

The Bulldogs will send nine individuals and two relay teams to the state meet, which will be held on Saturday, Nov. 12, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Natatorium.

They advanced through their performances in the sectional, which Cedarburg easily won with 366 points, outdistancing North Shore Conference rival Homestead with 317 points.

"I was pleased with the team's performance," coach Amit Kaul said. "(Our younger swimmers) did well, and our veterans also stepped up and led us to our fifth consecutive sectional title."

Junior Lillie Hosack, senior Skylar Fore and freshman Maya Novack all qualified for state in a pair of individual events.

Hosack advanced in the 200-yard individual medley after winning it in the sectional with 2 minutes, 6.16 seconds and in the 100 backstroke after taking first in 57.6 seconds.

Fore will take part in the 100 freestyle after winning in 52.15 seconds and in the 50 freestyle after placing third with 24.2.

Novack will compete in the 50 freestyle after winning in 24.03 and the 100 freestyle after coming in fourth with 53.26.

Freshman Cassie Koester will swim in the state 500 freestyle after winning it with 5 minutes, 12.11 seconds and sophomore Erika Remington in the 100 breaststroke after finishing second with 1:06.81.

Junior diver Adriana Avila also advances for the third straight season after placing third with 455 points in the sectional.

Hosack, Remington, Fore and Novack also qualified in both the 200 medley relay with 1:45.13 and the 400 freestyle relay with 3:32.01. The Bulldog teams won both events in the sectional.

Also at the sectional, sophomore Lucia Estrada finished third in the 100 butterfly (1:00.89), senior Emily Smith fourth in the 500 freestyle (5:35.31), junior Corinne Etzelmueller fifth in the 500 freestyle (5:36.07), junior Katie Fix sixth in the 200 freestyle (2:03.12) and Remington eighth in the 100 freestyle (54.06).

The 200 freestyle relay of Estrada, sophomore Kendra Pinegar, Fix and Etzelmueller came in eighth (1:45.15).

"A few girls were competing at sectionals for the first time — Fix, Estrada, Pinegar, Novack and Koester — and all did extremely well," Kaul said, "with Novack and Koester qualifying individually for state."

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