DCU Girls Swimmers Fifth at Neenah Sectional

The Door County United (DCU) cooperative girls high school swim team placed fifth out of 14 teams in Saturday’s WIAA Division I sectional at Neenah High School.

Appleton North (363) won the sectional team title, followed by Neenah (300), Bay Port (257), the Green Bay Southwest Co-op (240) and DCU (231) rounding out the top five.

“We had at least one swimmer [finish in the top eight to get on the] podium in all but two events of the meet,” said DCU head coach Kelly Oram-Rankin.

Christy Braun, Julia Michalski and Regan Kasten, all of Sturgeon Bay, and Cassie Rankin of Sevastopol were among DCU’s top scorers for the sectional.

Braun qualified for state after placing fourth in the 200-yard individual medley (2 minutes, 13.34 seconds) and third in the 100 breaststroke (1:08.08), with her times faster than the state-qualifying standards in Division 1 for both events.

Sectional champions automatically qualify for state, as do the top 18 times of those not placing first from among the six Division 1 sectionals.

The WIAA Division 1 girls state swimming and diving competition is set for Nov. 12 at the Waukesha South Natatorium. 

“We are excited to see how Christy Braun will compete at the state meet on Saturday, Nov. 12,” Oram-Rankin said..

Neenah Sectional Team Scores

Appleton North 363, Neenah 300, Bay Port 257, Green Bay Southwest Co-op 240, Door County United 231, Oshkosh West 230.5, Appleton West/Kimberly 149, De Pere/West De Pere 148.5, Pulaski 111, Chilton Co-op 77, Oshkosh North/Lourdes Academy 69, Manitowoc Lincoln 48, Shawano/Bonduel 28, Appleton East 28.

DCU Top Finishers 

200-yard medley relay: 6. Julia Michalski (Sturgeon Bay), Christy Braun (Sturgeon Bay), Cassie Rankin (Sevastopol) and Regan Kasten (Sturgeon Bay), 1:54.31.

200 freestyle: 6. Cassie Rankin (Sevastopol), 2:04.08.

200 individual medley: 4. Christy Braun (Sturgeon Bay), 2:13.34.

100 freestyle: 4. Julia Michalski (Sturgeon Bay), 55.11.

500 freestyle: 7. Cassie Rankin (Sevastopol), 5:33.05.

200 freestyle relay: 4. Christy Braun (Sturgeon Bay), Danica Neville (Southern Door), Regan Kasten (Sturgeon Bay) and Julia Michalski (Sturgeon Bay), 1:42.42.

100 backstroke: 3. Julia Michalski (Sturgeon Bay), 1:02.19

100 breaststroke: 3. Christy Braun (Sturgeon Bay), 1:08.08; 6. Regan Kasten (Sturgeon Bay), 1:10.52; 8. Danica Neville (Southern Door), 1:12.71.

400 freestyle relay: 6. Sanya Wienke (Sturgeon Bay), Cassie Rankin (Sevastopol), Natalia Michalski (Sturgeon Bay) and Danica Neville (Southern Door), 3:54.7.