Landon headed to state in 100-butterfly

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Photo by Tim Moore Beloit Memorial's Bea Champeny-Johns swims in the 400-freestyle relay in Saturday's sectional meet.

BELOIT -The Beloit Memorial girls swimming team acquitted itself quite nicely in Saturday's WIAA Division 1 sectional meet, held at the Beloit Natatorium.

The Purple Tide sent one swimmer to the state meet, while several others had outstanding performances.

Headlining Saturday's achievements was the performance of senior Katie Landon, who placed 10th in the competitive sectional meet in the 100-butterfly with a time of 59.45.

That represented the third-fastest time in school history and was an improvement of nearly three seconds from her previous best.

Sydney Prowse placed ninth with a 1:12.70 in the 100-breastroke, breaking a school record.

The 400-free relay team placed seventh, earning a medal and breaking the school record. Bea Champeny-Johns, Lulu Champeny-Johns, Landon and Jayda Bessel swam a 3:45.37 to set the mark.

The Tide's 200-medley relay team, consisting of Lulu Champeny-Johns, Sydney Prowse, Landon and Jayda Bessel placed ninth with a 1:53.76, the third-fastest in school history.

Landon also had a standout performance in the 200 individual medley, placing 12th with a 2:14.60, the second-fastest time in school history behind teammate Faith Sill.

The 200-free relay team placed ninth with a 1:44.24. Jadya Bessel, Prasia Jackson, McKenzie Jacobson and Bea Champeny-Johns recorded the fourth-fastest time in school history.

Lulu Champeny-Johns recorded a 1:03.62 in the 100-backstroke, the sixth-fastest time in school annals.

The state meet will take place Saturday at 3 p.m. at the UW-Madison Natatorium.

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