WIAA girls swimming photo: Madison Edgewood 400 freestyle

Edgewood's 400 yard freestyle relay team celebrates their state record time of 3:27.97 during the WIAA Division 2 girls state swimming championship on Friday at the UW Natatorium in Madison. Kaitlyn Barth (in the pool), also Kelly Rodriguez, Issy Petersen, and Lauren Bergmann.

Madison Edgewood junior Kaitlyn Barth announced via Twitter that she has orally committed for women’s swimming at the University of Nebraska.

At the 2017 WIAA Division 2 girls swimming and diving meet in Madison, Barth was part of the Crusaders’ victorious 200 medley relay and first-place 200 freestyle relay. She finished second in the 100 freestyle and third in the 50 freestyle as Edgewood won the team title.

At the 2016 Division 2 meet, Barth finished third in the 100 freestyle and third in the 50 freestyle. She was part of the Crusaders' first-place 200 freestyle relay and first-place 400 freestyle relay. The 400 free relay set a state record of 3 minutes, 27.97 seconds. Edgewood was the team champion. 

She tweeted: “I am excited to announce my commitment to school and swim at the University of Nebraska. Thank you to Coach Pablo and Coach Patrick for this amazing opportunity to reach my goals. I was impressed with the team culture and values, campus and student-athlete support. Go Big Red!”

Waunakee baseball updates 

Waunakee baseball coach Spencer Lee said infielder Jarrett Fueger plans to play baseball at UW-Whitewater. Fueger previously decommitted from St. Louis University, Lee said.

Waunakee infielder Derek Lee, Spencer Lee’s son, has committed to Madison College for baseball.

Warriors junior catcher Nate Stevens is an Arkansas recruit.

New football coach in Fort Atkinson

Fort Atkinson named Brady Grayvold as its football coach last week.

Grayvold, a former UW-Whitewater football player, was an assistant with the Sun Prairie football program.

He takes over for longtime football coach Steve Mahoney, who stepped down after the season last fall. Mahoney is athletic director at Fort Atkinson.


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Jon Masson covers high school sports for the Wisconsin State Journal. He has covered a variety of sports — including the Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin men's and women's basketball and volleyball — since he first came to the State Journal in 1999.