Junior Lillie Hosack and senior Skylar Fore are back to help the Cedarburg girls swimming and diving team to another strong season.
Hosack captured a WIAA Division 1 state championship in the 200-yard individual medley, and both she and Fore swam on the state champion 400 freestyle relay last season.
Hosack and Fore will lead the way as the Bulldogs try to make up for the graduation loss of multiple state champion Katie Drabot.
"We are looking to compete for conference and sectional championships again this season and for a high finish at Division 1 state," said coach Amit Kaul, whose squad finished third as a team at state last season.
Third at Shorewood
The Bulldogs opened the season by downing Whitefish Bay in a North Shore dual meet on Aug. 30 and then placing third with 383 points in the Shorewood Invitational on Sept. 3. Muskego won the meet with 451 points, and Bay Port took second with 417 points.
Winners at Shorewood were Hosack in the 200 IM (2 minutes, 6.93 seconds) and the 100 backstroke (58.8 seconds), sophomore Erika Remington in the 50 freestyle (25.13) and freshman Maya Novack in the 100 freestyle (55.7).
Taking second were freshman Cassie Kester in the 200 freestyle (2:02.09); Novack in the 50 freestyle (25.33); the 200 medley relay team of Hosack, Remington, sophomore Lucia Estrada and Novack (1:52.83); and the 400 freestyle group of Novack, Kester, junior Cori Etzelmueller and Hosack (3:44.35).
Capturing third were Kester in the 500 freestyle (5:25.21), Remington in the 100 breaststroke (1:11.55) and the 200 freestyle unit of Remington, junior Katie Fix, sophomore Kendra Pinegar and Kester (1:47.32).
Junior Marinah Phelps came in fifth in the 100 breaststroke (1:13.77), and the 400 freestyle B team of Fix, junior Emma Lee Dosland, Pinegar and Estrada took seventh (4:01.87).
Finishing eighth were Estrada in the 100 butterfly (1:05.03) and Dosland in the 100 backstroke (1:06.22).
Set pool records
The Bulldogs were without Fore, who was on a college visit.
In the dual-meet victory on Aug. 30, the Bulldogs set three Whitefish Bay pool records: Hosack with 2:07.21 in the 200 IM, Fore with 57.04 in the 100 butterfly and the 200 medley team of Hosack, Fore, Remington and Estrada with 1:50.71.