Stoughton sophomore Sofia Bormett made history on Friday evening, becoming the first WIAA state champion in Viking swimming history.
Bormett overtook top-seeded Tomahawk junior Kyle Theiler and Edgewood junior DeeDee Walker over the final 75 meters to win the 200-yard freestyle in 1 minute, 53.3 seconds. The time broke her own school record set last Saturday at sectionals. It was one of three school records for Bormett, who helped the Vikings establish new benchmarks in the 200 and 400 freestyle relays.
Sophomore Savy Boroughs, junior Leire Begona and sophomore Ava Schigur joined Bormett to break their own 200 free relay again with a time of 1:41.85. Boroughs swam a lifetime best 56.0 split in the 100 free to help the 400 free relay of senior Sophia Thompson, Schigur and Bormett cap the meet with a seventh-place finish in 3:41.6.
Individually, Bormett came out of the break following the 50 free and added .08 seconds to last week’s school record to finish third in the 100 free with a 52.36.
Stoughton scored 74 points in four events to finish 11th. It was three points less than last season’s program-record 77 points when the Vikings took 10th place finish with five individual swims and two relays.
Madison Edgewood won just three events (500 free and 200 and 400 free relays) Saturday but dominated second-ranked McFarland 328.5-209. It was the Crusaders’ fourth straight title. McFarland senior Alexandra Moderski, a University of Missouri recuirt, set a pair of state records in the 50 and 100 freestyle and was part of a state championship 200 medley relay to help the Spartans finish second. Tomahawk finished a program-best third with 164 points.
The Badger South dominated the meet individually as Whitnall senior Nicole Beckman (100 butterfly) and Whitewater sophomore Ella Houwers (100 breaststroke) were the only state champions that didn’t swim in the conference.