Seven top-10 individual finishes helped the Wauwatosa West girls swimming and diving team finish in fifth place at its own 11-team Early Bird Invitational on Aug. 20.

The Trojans earned 205 team points to finish 5 points ahead of sixth-place Hartford and 5 points behind fourth-place Burlington. Menomonee Falls/Hamilton won the invitational, with Badger-Lake Geneva finishing second and Brookfield Central third.

Sophomore Julia Larson and senior Jess Wilson each had two top-five finishes. Larson swam the 200-yard freestyle in 2:01.19 to place fourth and finished fifth in the 100 backstroke at 1:05.65. Wilson took third in the 100 freestyle at 58.67 and fourth in the 50 freestyle at 26.42.

Freshman Bridget Thuli finished fifth in the 100 breaststroke at 1:14.66 and seventh in the 200 individual medley at 2:30.57.

Junior Megan Krummel was ninth in the 500 freestyle and 15th in the 200 freestyle; junior Jade Grippe was 11th in the 200 individual medley and 15th in the 100 backstroke; sophomore Bri Stevens was 14th in the 500 freestyle; senior Megan Blissitt was 15th in the 200 individual medley, and freshman Bella Palazzari was 10th in the 500 freestyle and 15th in the 100 butterfly.

The team of Larson, Thuli, Palazzari and Wilson swam 2:01.67 to finish fourth in the 200 medley relay. Schmidt, Krummel, Thuli and freshman Emma Karras finished sixth in the 200 freestyle relay at 1:55.90 and Wilson, Krummel, Palazzari and Larson placed fourth in the 400 freestyle relay at 4:01.19.


Wauwatosa West's girls tennis team dropped three matches at the Brookfield East Invitational on Aug. 15 and 16.

The Trojans fell 5-2 to Sussex Hamilton, 4-3 to Germantown and 6-1 to Oshkosh west.

Wauwatosa West had wins from Alyssa Piek and Connie Terlizzi at No. 1 doubles (6-3, 6-1) and Caroline Rachow and Da Douangvilay at No. 2 doubles (2-6, 6-3, 10-7) against Hamilton.

Against Germantown, Maria Poehls won at No. 2 singles (6-4, 6-3), Douangvilay and Meghan Schmidt at No. 1 doubles (7-6 (4), 6-2), and Adie Davies and Rachow at No. 2 doubles (6-0, 6-3).

Davies was West's lone winner against Oshkosh West, as she came away with a 6-2, 5-7, 11-9 win at No. 2 singles.