Kylie Burgess — Girls swimming and diving
The senior placed first in the 200 (1:54.91) and 500 (5:03.31) freestyle races and also contributed to first-place showings in two relays with teammates Sophia Bisch, Kristin Erf and Asia Neuman in the 200 freestyle relay (1:37.86) and Neuman, Mary Knaak and Ava Howard in the 400 free relay (3:35.12). Burgess and company helped lead the Ponies to their 12th consecutive section championship after outdistancing Centennial 616-484 atop the eight-team field.
Burgess and the Ponies (9-0 SEC, 11-0) will compete at state meet on Nov. 18-20.
Ali Biagini — Girls hockey
Biagini delivered two third-period goals — on assists by Emily Wiegand, Olivia Arkell and Taylor Naugle — to help the Ponies turn a 2-0 lead into a four-goal cushion. The senior also contributed to a strong team effort defensively as the Ponies limited the C-E-C to just 14 shots on goal. Biagini helps lead a balanced attack as Stillwater attempts to replace its top scorers from a year ago in graduates Hannah Okerstrom and Sara Bustad.
The Ponies (1-0) travel to Edina for a nonconference game on Saturday.