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Led by individual event wins by Lauren Stigler and Grace Mayes, the Muskego girls swimming and diving team won the Shorewood Invite for its second meet championship of the season.

Muskego finished with 451 points to edge Bay Port for the team title at the nine-team invite.

"It was a really strong meet for us both in the way the girls placed and the times that they posted," Muskego coach Heidi Szczupakiewicz said. "Going in, I did not expect to win the meet. Bay Port, Cedarburg and Whitefish Bay, as well as the other schools, have really strong teams."

Stigler, the defending WIAA Division 1 100-yard breaststroke champion, finished the event in 1:05.77 on Sept. 3 to edge Bay Port's Erin Samels for the win. The senior also took third in the 200 IM in 2:12.60.

Mayes, a freshman, took home the title in the 200 free with a time of 2:00.71. She also placed fourth in the 100 free (56.87).

Senior Ellie Szczupakiewicz took second in the 500 free in 5:25.18 and third in the 100 butterfly in 1:02.76.

Each swimmer Muskego brought to the meet finished in the top 16 of their events. Sydney Grohman was third in the 100 free and sixth in the 50 free; Payton Zess was fifth in the 200 free and 100 back; Madeline Willoughby was fifth in the 200 IM and seventh in the 100 back; and Lilly Larsen was seventh in the 200 free and 100 free.

Others earning points for the Warriors were Lauren Elrod (12th in 500 free, 14th in 200 free), Leanne Stigler (fifth in 500 free, sixth in 200 IM), Sofia Mioduszewski (11th in 100 breaststroke, 12th in 100 butterfly), Andrea Bellart (fourth in 100 breaststroke, 13th in 100 butterfly), Ali Rynders (14th in 100 butterfly) and Katie Lederhaus (11th in 100 back).

The team of Grohman, Willoughby, Larsen and Mayes won the 200 freestyle relay in 1:44.99. Zess, Lauren Stigler, Szczupakiewicz and Willoughby came in third in the 200 medley relay, and Mayes, Lauren Stigler, Szczupakiewicz and Grohman were third in the 400 freestyle relay.

"Our focus was technique and swimming smart," Heidi Szczupakiewicz said. "I wanted our girls to swim smart races and try to post some seed times to carry us throughout the rest of the season. They certainly did that."

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