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Cheese swim to seventh
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FORT ATKINSON - The Monroe girls swimming team hasn't peaked yet, but the Cheesemakers were able to swim to a seventh-place finish at the Badger South Conference meet Friday night.

"It wasn't the girls' greatest meet," Monroe coach Linda Moser said. "We haven't tapered yet. Our times were not where we want them to be."

Moser said the goal for the Cheesemakers was to finish ahead of Stoughton. Monroe beat Stoughton in a dual meet and had to finish ahead of the Vikings to lock up seventh place outright. Milton won the Badger South Conference title.

Monroe sophomore Rachel Root finished third in the 100-yard butterfly with a personal record time of 1 minute, 1.87 seconds. Root also took third in the 100 backstroke (1:01.18).

Monroe senior Leanna Schwartzlow finished fourth in the 100 breaststroke (1:13.10) and fifth in the individual medley (2:21.10). Both Root and Schwartzlow were battling sickness, Moser said.

"We have to get them healthy," she said.

Cat Weeden set a PR in the 500 freestyle, finishing the race with a time of 5:58.98.

"That was a huge success," Moser said.

The Cheesemakers' 200 medley relay team of Sarah Kind, Schwartzlow, Root and Weeden finished seventh with a time of 2:01.45. The 200 freestyle relay team of Angie Beaver, Kind, Nichole Lattin and Schwartzlow finished ninth (1:51.37).

Moser said the Cheesemakers have work to do to cut seconds off the relays to make it out of the Baraboo sectional Nov. 6.

"Sectionals will tell the story about how much success they have had this year," Moser said.