A balanced team effort gave the Greenfield/Pius XI girls swimming team second place in the Falcon Fun Fest meet on Aug. 20.
The host school, Whitnall, came in fifth but notched four first places in the meet, which is the only outdoor event on the Wisconsin schedule and uses a pool measured in meters.
Winning were senior Alyssa Doherty in the diving with 400 points, sophomore Nicole Beckman in the 100-yard butterfly at 1 minute, 7.93 seconds; junior Kelly McElvain in the 500 freestyle with 4:46.15 and junior Brooke Miles in the 100 backstroke at 1:10.14.
For Greenfield/Pius, senior Claudia Kirkpatrick finished second in both the 100 freestyle (1:01.43) and the 100 breaststroke (1:16.25) and sophomore Lily Lustig was second in the 200 freestyle (2:20.19).
Whitnall's 400 freestyle relay team of Beckman, junior Katelyn Bloomer, Miles and McElvain took third place (4:21.94).
Greenfield/Pius collected three fourth places: freshman Elizabeth Misorski in the 200 individual medley (2:42.61), Lustig in the 500 freestyle (4:50.25) and the 200 freestyle relay of junior Madison Misko, junior Kristianna Mijovic, junior Allison Heil and sophomore Elizabeth Fischer (2:12.18).
The Whitnall 200 medley unit of Miles, McElvain, Beckman and Bloomer came in fourth (2:14.96).
Misorski took fifth for Greenfield/Pius in the 100 backstroke (1:16.25) and helped the 200 medley team, with Kirkpatrick, Misko and Mijivic, come in fifth (2:15.17).
Whitnall's 200 freestyle team of sophomore Cassie Kopcha, freshman Tegan Klass, freshman Jennifer Bloomer and sophomore Belle Mueller took sixth place (2:15) and seventh went to Greenfield/Pius' Mijivic in the 50 freestyle (31.2 seconds), freshman Gabby Goodbear in the 500 freestyle (5:13.12) and the 400 freestyle team of junior Alyssa Hassel, Misorski, Goodbear and Lustig (4:51.95).
Rounding out top-eight places were Greenfield/Pius freshman Sophia Davis in the 200 IM (2:53.07) and Misko in the 100 butterfly (1:19.5).
Freshmen Sophia Davis, Olivia Davis, Misorski and Goodbear will help this season. Goodbear was named the team's swimmer of the meet, head coach Dale Schrank said.
"We have a number of incoming freshmen who have really helped solidify the depth of this year's team," Schrank said. "All but one of our top eight finishers were underclassmen."
Greenfield/Pius tallied 285 points for second place and Whitnall 255 points for fifth place.
The TigerHawks (Greenfield/Pius) and the Falcons will both compete in the Racine Park Relays at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27.