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Queen of backstroke
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The Cheesemakers 400 freestyle relay team (center) is, in the front row, Mekenzie Hammer; in the second row, from left, Maddie Hammer and Francesca Schiro; and in the back, Nina Schiro. The quartet took fifth in a school-record time of 3:43.23 to earn a trip to state. (Photo supplied)
It's been a long time coming for the Monroe-New Glarus swim team to have a sectional champion join Ellie Radke in the swimming history book. The time has come. Monroe-New Glarus freshman Mekenzie Hammer swam to a sectional championship in the 100-yard backstroke in a school record time of 57.80 seconds Saturday at the WIAA Division 2 Stoughton sectional.