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Memorial Girls Plus 49 Points to Place Fifth

November 15, 2009-

The Memorial Girls were seeded to take sixth place going into the 2009 WIAA Girls State meet but instead plussed an impressive 49 points to move up to fifth. The team's 200 Medley Relay (Jackie Powell, Kayce Smith, Mae Bretl, Mary Van Leuven) moved up from tenth to place fourth in an All-American time of 1:48.98. In the 200 Freestyle, Jackie Powell moved up from fourth to win her second straight 200 Freestyle title with a time of 1:49.90.

In the 200 IM, Kayce Smith and Hannah Lucas placed in the top 16 with eighth and thirteenth place finishes, respectively. Mary Van Leuven swam a 24.81 in the 50 Free to finsh fifteenth. Jackie won her second state title of the meet in grand fashion by moving up from a tenth place seed in the second heat to win the event with a 50.82. Cati Beecher scored in the 500 Free, placing twelveth with a lifetime best of 5:08.10.

Memorial's 200 Free Relay (Mary Van Leuven, Alissa Endres, Annie Abraham, Kayce Smith) posted an All-American time, finishing sixth. Kayce Smith followed up her eighth place finish in the IM with an eighth place finish in the 100 Breaststroke with a time of 1:07.02. Madison Memorial's 400 Freestyle Relay team of Hannah Lucas, Alissa Endres, Cati Beecher and Jackie Powell posted another All-American time moving up from sixth to place fourth with a time of 3:32.60.

Congratulations to the 2009 Spartan Swimmin' Women on a terrific season.

Memorial Girls Plus 66 Points and Set Six School Records on Way to Third Place Finish

November 15, 2008-

After being seeded to place sixth with just 140 points, the Madison Memorial Girls used an incredible state meet performance, setting six school records and plusing a staggering 66 points, (the second most points in girls program history) to take home third place behind Madison East and Arrowhead.

In the 200 Medley Relay, the relay team of Jackie Powell, Kendra Loch, Kelsie Saxe and Kayla Smith moved up from eleventh to place third in a new school record time of 1:46.02, eclipsing the previous eighteen year record (a record that used to be the state record for twelve years). In the next event, the 200 Freestyle, Jackie Powell beat her own school record she had set at Sectionals by over two seconds, winning the state title with the second fastest time in state history, 1:49.21.

Senior Kayla Smith broke Jackie Flint's school record in the 50 Freestyle with a 23.29 to place second, recording the third fastest time in state history. In the 100 Backstroke, Jackie Powell smashed the school record with a 56.10 on route to her second state title. Finally in the 400 Freestyle relay, the relay team of Jackie Powell, Kelsie Saxe, Mackenzie King, and Kayla Smith broke a one year old school record by over two seconds with a 3:28.22, which is the fourth fastest time in state history. Jackie's leadoff split of 50.44 also broke Jackie Flint's 100 Freestyle school record.

Congratulations to the 2008 Spartan Swimmin' Women on a terrific season.

Memorial Girls Claim Runners-Up Trophy in Closest Girls Division I State Meet in History

November 10, 2007-

The Madison Memorial Girls claimed the program's fourteenth runners-up finish with an incredible state meet performance. The Spartans plussed a staggering 42.5 points and moved up two places on where the pre-meet seeds had them placed. With determination and heart, the team fought to within 3.5 points of eventual state champion, Madison East.

In the process, the Madison Memorial Girls set three school records. In the 200 Free Relay, the team of Danielle Ellingson, Mackenzie King, Alissa Endres and Kayla Smith went a 1:35.84 to smash a nine-year old school record. The time of 1:35.84 was the third fastest in state meet history. In the 500 Freestyle, Jackie Powell broke Jane Evan's 500 Freestyle school record by posting a 5:02.60. In the 400 Free Relay, the team of Jackie Powell, Danielle Ellingson, Mackenzie King and Kayla Smith broke the school record for the second straight year with a 3:30.26. The 400 Free Relay time was the fourth fastest in state meet history.

Congratulations to the 2007 Spartan Swimmin' Women on a terrific season.

Spartan Girls Win 23rd Big Eight Conference Meet Title

October 27, 2007-

The Madison Memorial Girls won the school's twenty-third Big Eight Conference Meet title by winning all three relays and recording 576 points to outdistance second place Middleton by 134 points. It was the third consecutive title for Memorial and the most points scored since 2005.

Madison Memorial Girls Claim Third Straight Big Eight Dual Meet Title

October 17, 2007-

The Madison Memorial Girls claimed their third straight Big Eight Dual meet title with a 99.5-70.5 win over Middleton on Wednesday night. The win was Madison Memorial's 30th consecutive Big Eight Dual meet victory and the 22nd Big Eight Dual meet title in school history.

Madison Memorial Reschedules Verona Meet for Thursday, October 11th @ 5:00 PM

September 30, 2007-

The meet with Verona on September 27th was cancelled and has been rescheduled for Thursday, October 11th at 5:00 PM. The dual meet will be held at Madison Memorial. Please make a note of this schedule change.

Memorial Versus Beloit Meet Changes Time & Site

September 25, 2007-

The meet with Beloit will be held at Beloit College and will start at 4:30 PM due to problems with Beloit High School's pool. There is much construction on the Beloit College campus so parking may be difficult. The nataorium is within the Sports Center on campus.

Additional Directions to Beloit College
From Madison - Hwy 81 or exit off I-90: Follow across railroad tracks and make first left turn to remain on Milwaukee Road. Follow to Emerson Street, where you turn right, and the Sports Center is about six blocks ahead.

Memorial Girls Claim Fourth Straight Title, Set Points Record

August 25, 2007-

The Madison Memorial Girls team claimed the UW-Eau-Claire Relay Invitational title in grand fashion for the fourth consecutive year. The team won ten out of twelve swimming relays and set three meet records on their way to scoring 416 points, the most points scored by any team in the the 26-year history of the invitational.

Madison Memorial Girls Finish Third in State
November 12 , 2006 - The Madison Memorial Girls plused 24 points to finish third with 209 points at the 2006 WIAA Division I State Girls Swimming Championships on Saturday, November 11th. Here are some of the accomplishments from the meet:

200 Medley - Fastest time since 2001 - Fourth Place

200 Free Relay - Fastest time since 2001 - First Place - First relay state title in five years

400 Free Relay - School record time of 3:30.69 - Sixth fastest relay in state history - Second Place

Memorial Girls Claim Sectional Title by One Point
November 4 , 2006 - The Madison Memorial Girls overcame a 58 point deficit after diving to outdistance Middleton by one point at the 2006 WIAA Sectional at Middleton H.S. The Spartans won the final relay over the host Cardinals to claim their second straight WIAA Sectional title.

Capital Times Article - November 5, 2006 Adobe Acrobat File (562 KB)

JMM Girls Win Conference Meet for Second Straight Season
October 30 , 2006 - The Madison Memorial Girls won their second consecutive Big Eight Conference Meet and 22nd in school history. In the 200 Freestyle Relay, Madison Memorial A & B relay teams took first and second for the first time in Big Eight Conference Meet history. It was the first time since 2001 that JMM won all three relay events. Congratulations!!

Wisconsin State Journal Article - October 29, 2006 Adobe Acrobat File (5.9 MB)

Madison Memorial Girls Claim 21st Big Eight Dual Meet Title
October 18 , 2006 -

The Madison Memorial Girls claimed their second consecutive Big Eight Dual Meet title and the twenty-first dual meet title in program history as they went 8-0 in dual meets. Congratulations!

Capital Times Article - October 7, 2006 Adobe Acrobat File (847 KB)

Wisconsin State Journal Article - October 7, 2006 Adobe Acrobat File (81.9 KB)

Wisconsin State Journal & Capital Times Girls Swimming Previews

September 24 , 2006 -

Capital Times - Girls Swimming Preview - September 1, 2006 Adobe Acrobat File (670 KB)

Wisconsin State Journal - Girls Swimming Preview - September 20, 2006 Adobe Acrobat File (4.16 MB)

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Memorial Girls Remain Undefeated, Win Tremper Invite over Arrowhead
September 17 , 2006 - The Madison Memorial Girls Swimming & Diving team continued to roll as the Spartans won their second straight invite. The girls scored 454 points (80 more than last year) to finish first. The Spartans beat Arrowhead for the first time in five years as Arrowhead finished second with 402 after scoring 666 points last season. Memorial won all three relays on their way to the title.
Spartans Win Eau-Claire Memorial Relay Invite For Third Year
August 26 , 2006 - The Memorial Girls won the Eau-Claire Memorial Relay Invite for the third consecutive year in grand fashion. The Spartans won nine out of the twelve relay events and set three records in the 800 Free Relay, 300 Fly Relay and the 400 Free Relay. Memorial scored 364 points to outdistance Eden Prairie in second place with 340.
Memorial Girls Move Up to Fourth Place at 2005 State Meet
2005 Season - The Madison Memorial girls plused an impressive 29 points to finish fourth at the 2005 WIAA Division I State Meet on November 12th. Memorial moved up two spots from where they were seeded to finish in fourth place behind Hartland Arrowhead, Middleton, and Homestead. JMM finished with 145 points. The 200 Freestyle Relay (Kayla Smith, Abby Lund, Katelyn Hartung, Lily Sorber) and the 400 Freestyle Relay (Danielle Ellingson, Lily Sorber, Abby Lund, Katelyn Hartung) each achieved All-American times.
JMM Girls Claim First Sectional Title Since 2001
2005 Season - The Madison Memorial girls claimed the first WIAA Sectional title since 2001 on Saturday, November 5th. Memorial overcame a 48 point deficit to start the meet. Middleton had built the lead due to having three divers. Memorial ended the day scoring 355 points to beat Middleton by 18 points. Madison Memorial qualified 14 individual entries for the WIAA State Meet on Saturday, November 12th.
Madison Memorial Wins 21st Big Eight Conference Meet, Breaks Record
2005 Season - The Memorial girls won the 21st Big Eight Conference Meet title in school history by scoring 587.5 pts to outdistance Middleton with 468 pts. On their way to the win, Memorial's 200 Free Relay team of Kayla Smith, Danielle Ellingson, Katelyn Hartung, and Lily Sorber set a new pool and conference record with a time of 1:38.07.
Memorial Girls Claim 20th Big Eight Dual Meet Title
2005 Season - The Madison Memorial girls claimed their 20th Big Eight dual meet title in school history with their eighth consecutive Big Eight victory on Wednesday night. Memorial finished the dual meet season with an 8-0 record this season.
Be a Part of the Spartan Swimming & Diving Women Alumni Directory
September 7, 2004 - JMM Spartan Swimming and Diving Women Alumni: Here is your chance to participate in the First Edition of the JMM Spartan Swimming and Diving Women Alumni Directory by completing the following questionnaire. With your help, I hope to have a directory published in time for the 5th Annual Alumni Meet in August 2005.

If you know other alumni who may not have been contacted via email, please forward this form Adobe Acrobat File to them and/or their parents/siblings.

Thank you in advance for participating in the first-ever women’s alumni directory! I am looking forward to hearing from you!

Please complete the form Adobe Acrobat File (or forward it to your friends/sisters/daughters for them to complete) and return the completed form Adobe Acrobat File to me.

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