Lily Borgenheimer Colorado Mesa

Chippewa Falls native Lily Borgenheimer swims for Colorado Mesa in a race at the Air Force Duals on Jan. 11 at the Air Force Academy in Colorado.

Locals swim at Olympic Trials

Chippewa Falls native Lily Borgenheimer took 12th overall at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials Monday in Omaha, Nebraska, finishing with a 2:34.40 in the 200-meter breaststroke. That wasn’t enough to make it to Wave II of the event, which features the top swimmers in the country. Only Wave II participants can make the Olympic team, with Wave I competitors needing a top-two finish to advance.

Eau Claire native Ben Redman tied for 37th in the men’s 50-meter freestyle prelims. He clocked in at 23.19 seconds.

Blugolds add game

UW-Eau Claire football completed its 2021 schedule Monday, adding a game at Albion on Sept. 25. The Brits won the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association title in 2020, going 3-0 in a shortened season.

The Blugolds open the season against Luther College on Sept. 4 at Carson Park.

From staff reports