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Led by an individual state championship from junior Gwen Gustafson, the Brookfield Central girls swimming and diving team took eighth place at the WIAA Division 1 state meet held Nov. 12 at the University of Wisconsin Natatorium.

Gustafson became the seventh swimmer in school history to win a state title by taking first place in the 50-yard freestyle. It is the 20th girls swimming event championship for Brookfield Central.

The Lancers accumulated 122 points to place eighth as a team, just four points behind seventh-place Appleton North and sixth points behind sixth-place Sun Prairie.

Gustafson won the 50 freestyle with a time of 23.31, edging sophomore Grace Bennin of Verona/Mount Horeb by 0.12 seconds, sophomore Cora Mack of Middleton by 0.21 seconds and senior Skylar Fore of Cedarburg by 0.23 seconds.

Brookfield Central's last event title came in 2001 when Katy Lieb took the crown in the 200 freestyle.

Gustafson also medaled in the 100 freestyle, coming in fourth in 51.38.

Senior Caitlin Locante took third place in the 1-meter dive with a finals score of 471.05, while sophomore Maggie Teng earned a medal in the 100 breaststroke with a sixth-place finish in 1:05.12.

Brookfield Central's 200 freestyle relay team of freshman Anna Kult, Teng, senior Natalie Daniel and Gustafson found itself on the podium after coming in fifth place in 1:37.71.

Daniel took eight in the 200 freestyle in 1:53.14 and 11th in the 100 butterfly in 58.22; Teng placed 19th in the 200 IM in 2:12.62; and Kult came in 16th in the 100 breaststroke in 1:06.98.

The Lancers' 400 freestyle relay team of Kult, Teng, Daniel and Gustafson swam to an 11th-place finish with a time of 3:36.34.

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