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PHS girl’s swim team off to promising start

Sidney O’Brien prepares to start off the block during the 100 yard backstroke in Cody on Friday. O’Brien swam to a fifth place finish with a time of 1:15.03. On Saturday, O’Brien improved her time by almost two seconds —1:13.86 — and qualified for state. Sidney O’Brien prepares to start off the block during the 100 yard backstroke in Cody on Friday. O’Brien swam to a fifth place finish with a time of 1:15.03. On Saturday, O’Brien improved her time by almost two seconds —1:13.86 — and qualified for state. Tribune photo by Breanne Thiel

Lady Panthers finish first in Cody, Riverton Invitationals

The Lady Panthers swam to a pair of first-place finishes at both the Cody Invitational on Friday and the Riverton Invitational on Saturday, while also qualifying three more individual swimmers for state.

“The Panthers were up to the challenge to win two invites in a single weekend,” said PHS head coach Bob Smartt.

Cody Invitational

The Lady Panthers swam away with the top score at the Cody Invitational with 446 points, out-distancing the Worland Lady Warriors, who finished with 410 points.

Twenty-one personal best times were recorded at the meet which Smartt said was “a significant number, given that we had a 6 a.m. practice the morning of the meet. The divers had a very strong performance and diving was the top scoring event for the Panthers.”

Three of the five PHS divers qualified for state — Caitlyn Miner, JuliaKay O’Neill and Emma Karhu.

Smartt remarked that Karhu’s diving was “a remarkable performance” as it was only the freshman’s second dive in a high school meet.

The other two divers, Jala Satterwhite and Maddie Hackenberg “are now within hailing distance of the state cut,” Smartt said.

O’Neill also qualified for state in the 200 IM in her second place finish of 2:36.54 and in the 100 yard freestyle, with her leading off time of 1:04.07 in the 4x100 yard freestyle relay. Smartt said O’Neill’s qualifying for state in three events in one meet was a “rare feat.”

Kendyl Bohlman qualified for state in both the 200 freestyle, with her fifth place finish posting a time of 2:22.66, and the 500 freestyle, with her second place finish in 6:33.85.

Anna Fuller qualified in the 500 freestyle with her third place finish in 6:40.10.

Ashlyn Aguirre qualified in the 100 butterfly with her first place finish in 1:11.82.

As a team, Powell qualified for state in a total of seven events in Cody.

Riverton Invitational

At Riverton, Powell won with an impressive 104-point margin. PHS amassed 376.5 points, while Douglas finished second with 272 points. Riverton placed third with 255.5 points and Rawlins was fourth with 217.

Smartt said the large margin of victory was due to the team’s strong depth. The Lady Panthers only had one first place finish in the 12 events, but had nine second place finishes.

The Lady Panthers broke 18 personal records during the meet, too.

Sidney O’Brien became the eighth swimmer to qualify for state while taking second in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:13.86. Bohlman added the 100 freestyle to her qualifying list with her first place finish of 1:03.30. Miner qualified in the 500 yard freestyle with her second place finish in 6:22.87

Next up for the Lady Panthers swim team is a Friday meet in Worland at 4 p.m. PHS will then host the Gene Dozah Invitational on Saturday, with a start time slated for 11 a.m. at the Powell Aquatic Center.

Cody Results

200 Yard Medley Relay

2. JuliaKay O’Neill, Cailtyn Miner, Ashlyn Aguirre and Aspen Aguirre, 2:05.74, 10. Madison Lowery, Lauren Lejeune, Gracie McLain and Raelyn Ramsey, 2:35.38

200 Yard Freestyle

5. Kendyl Bohlman 2:22.66, 8. Katrina Twitchell 2:28.83, 10. Sydney Horton 2:31.53, 11. Anna Fuller 2:32.53

200 Yard IM

2. JuliaKay O’Neill 2:36.54

50 Yard Freestyle

2. Caitlyn Miner 27.42, 5. Aspen Aguirre 28.56, 8. Katrina Twitchell 29.62, 9. Jala Satterwhite 31.98, 10. Madison Lowery 32.15, 14. Maddi Hackenberg 35.33

Diving

3. Caitlyn Miner 162.15, 6. JuliaKay O’Neill 152.05, 7. Emma Karhu 147.20, 9. Jala Satterwhite 138.10, 11. Maddi Hackenberg 134.85

100 Yard Butterfly

1. Ashlyn Aguirre 1:11.82, 5. Rachel Kuntz 1:19.71, 6. Addison Moretti 1:22.37

100 Yard Freestyle

7. Aspen Aguirre 1:05.85, 9. Sidney O’Brien 1:06.52, 16. Gracie McLain 1:12.55, 17. Madison Lowery 1:12.91, 18. Raelyn Ramsey 1:14.66, 22. Lauren Lejeune 1:21.63

500 Yard Freestyle

2. Kendyl Bohlman 6:33.85, 5. Anna Fuller 6:40.10, 6. Sydney Horton 6:47.29

2. 200 Yard Freestyle Relay

2. Caitlyn Miner, Katrina Twitchell, Aspen Aguirre and Kendyl Bohlman 1:54.86, 8. Jala Satterwhite, Madison Lowery, Raelyn Ramsey and Maddi Hackenberg 2:15.19

100 Yard Backstroke

5. Sidney O’Brien 1:15.03, 7. Ashlyn Aguirre 1:15.64, 10. Gracie McLain 1:23.23

100 Yard Breaststroke

4. Elizabeth Ligett 1:25.60, 7. Rachel Kuntz 1:28.95, 11. Addison Moretti 1:34.75, 13. Emma Karhu 1:37.28, 16. Lauren Lejeune 1:40.93, 20. Raelyn Ramsey 1:45.88

400 Yard Freestyle Relay

1. JuliaKay O’Neill, Katrina Twitchell, Kendyl Bohlman and Anna Fuller 4:20.14, 5. Ashlyn Aguirre, Sidney O’Brien, Sydney Horton and Gracie McLain 4:46.93

Riverton Results

200 Yard Medley Relay

2. JuliaKay O’Neill, Caitlyn Miner, Ashlyn Aguirre and Elizabeth Ligett 2:09.29, Madison Lowery, Gracie McLain, Lauren Lejeune and Emma Karhu 2:34.43

200 Yard Freestyle

2. Katrina Twitchell 2:26.26, 3. Anna Fuller 2:31.01, 4. Sydney Horton 2:33.52

200 Yard IM

2. Kendyl Bohlman 2:45.48, 3. Addison Moretti 2:48.85, 5. Rachel Kuntz 2:51.31

50 Yard Freestyle

5. Katrina Twitchell 29.62, 8. Sidney O’Brien 30.18, 10. Madison Lowery 31.59, 16. Maddi Hackenberg 35.30

Diving

3. JuliaKay O’Neill 158.65, 5. Emma Karhu 155.10, 6. Cailtyn Miner 149.95, 9. Maddi Hackenberg 128.30

100 Yard Butterfly

2. Ashlyn Aguirre 1:13.56, 3. Elizabeth Ligett 1:19.21, 10. Lauren Lejeune 1:31.13

100 Yard Freestyle

1. Kendyl Bohlman 1:03.30, 3. JuliaKay O’Neill 1:04.82, 8. Madison Lowery 1:11.76, 9. Gracie McLain 1:14.44

500 Yard Freestyle

2. Caitlyn Miner 6:22.87, 4. Sydney Horton 6:48.06, 6. Rachel Kuntz 7:20.76

200 Yard Freestyle Relay

2. Katrina Twitchell, Kendyl Bohlman, Ashlyn Aguirre and Anna Fuller 1:59.76, 5. Madison Lowery, Emma Karhu, Gracie McLain and Maddi Hackenberg 2:15.81

100 Yard Backstroke

2. Sidney O’Brien 1:13.86, Addison Moretti 1:15.91, 5. Lauren Lejeune 1:28.66

100 Yard Breaststroke

2. Anna Fuller 1:25.00, 3. Elizabeth Ligett 1:26.19, 5. Ashlyn Aguirre 1:31.34, 7. Gracie McLain 1:38.54, 10. Emma Karhu 1:42.67

400 Yard Freestyle Relay

2. JuliaKay O’Neill, Katrina Twitchell, Kendyl Bohlman and Caitlyn Miner 4:15.47, 4. Addison Moretti, Sidney O’Brien, Rachel Kuntz and Sydney Horton 4:44.96

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