BELOIT - Beloit Memorial's girls swimming team enjoyed a big weekend, knocking off Madison East on Friday in Big Eight action and then taking third place in the Elkhorn Invitational.
The Purple Tide (3-1) won eight of 11 events against East in winning 117-53. The meet, which featured Beloit divers for the first time in front of a home crowd. saw the Knights relays outscore East 26 to 12
Beloit's J.V. took first place in every event and won 123-36.
"This team is very young and is doing an outstanding job," Beloit coach Kim Waite said. "A lot of our freshmen and sophomores are really stepping up and our seniors and juniors are showing great leadership."
Beloit's 200 medley relay of Noa Levy, Sydney Prowse, Praisa Jackson and Jayda Bessel won in 2:01.05.
Amya Bessel won the 100 fly and she and Sydney Prowse went 1-2 in the 200 free. Jayda Bessel and Jackson were 1-2 in the 50 free. Jayda Bessel and Kate Ginavecchio were 1-2 in the 100 free and Lulu Champeny-Johns and Noa Levy were 1-2 in the 100 back.
Amya Bessel, Jackson, Champeny-Johns and Jayda Bessel won the 200 free relay and Amya Bessel, Katie Landon, Champeny-Johns and Prowse won the 400 free relay.
• Saturday, the Tide was third out of nine teams at Elkhorn. Beloit had no first places, but was on the podium in every event. The top finishes were a second-place finish by the 200 free relay of Amya Bessel Katie Landon, Bea Champeny-Johns and Jayda Bessel and a third-place finish by the 200 medley relay team of Champeny-Johns, Prowse, Ama Bessel and Jayda Bessel.
• NOTES: Four of the coaches at the Ekhorn meet are BMHS alumni: BMHS head coach Kim Waite and Assistant Brian Michels, Milton High head coach Lindsey Hassenfelt and Delavan-Darin High School Assistant Lauren Gurholt.