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Lady Panthers have 17 swimmers headed to 3A State Meet Thursday

The Powell High School swimmers who will attend the 3A State Meet in Gillette on Thursday and Friday are (from left) front row: Aspen Aguirre, Sydney Horton, JuliaKay O’Neill, Kendyl Bohlman and Rylie Kannard; middle row: Lauren Lejeune, Emma Karhu, Maddison Hackenberg, Caitlyn Miner and Ashlyn Aguirre; back row: Maddison Moretti, Katrina Twitchell, Stephanie Liggett, Sidney O’Brien, Anna Fuller and Madison Lowery. Not pictured is Rachel Kuntz. The Powell High School swimmers who will attend the 3A State Meet in Gillette on Thursday and Friday are (from left) front row: Aspen Aguirre, Sydney Horton, JuliaKay O’Neill, Kendyl Bohlman and Rylie Kannard; middle row: Lauren Lejeune, Emma Karhu, Maddison Hackenberg, Caitlyn Miner and Ashlyn Aguirre; back row: Maddison Moretti, Katrina Twitchell, Stephanie Liggett, Sidney O’Brien, Anna Fuller and Madison Lowery. Not pictured is Rachel Kuntz. Tribune photo by Breanne Thiel

Hackenberg uses Last Chance Meet to punch ticket to Gillette

Seventeen Powell High School swimmers will be heading to the 3A State Swim Meet in Gillette this week, as Maddi Hackenberg became the team’s 17th qualifier at the Riverton Last Chance Meet on Thursday.

Last Chance Meet

Hackenberg qualified for the state meet in diving with a score of 164.40.

“Hackenberg far exceeded the state standard of 145 and her personal best of 134.85,” said Lady Panthers head coach Bob Smartt.

Emma Karhu also established a personal best and the team’s best score of the season — 186.75 points — in diving, taking third place and finishing within three points of established divers Lauren Fontaine and Josie Dike.

Raelyn Ramsey broke the 30-second barrier in the 50 free with a personal best of 29.90 and also set a personal record in the 100 free by three seconds with a 1:11.26.

Jala Satterwhite also set a new personal best in the 50 free with a time of 30.92.

“On the day, all five performances by the four athletes were personal bests,” said Smartt.

State Qualifiers/State Meet

At the state meet, each team can have no more than four individuals in one event and so those who have qualified will not be able to compete in all of their qualified events.

The tentative list of the Lady Panthers who will be competing and in which event are:

Ashlyn Aguirre in the 200 freestyle and the 100 butterfly

Aspen Aguirre in the 50 freestyle and the 500 freestyle

Kendyl Bohlman in the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle

Anna Fuller in the 200 IM and the 500 freestyle

Maddi Hackenberg in diving

Sydney Horton in 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle

Rylie Kannard in the 100 butterfly and and 100 backstroke

Emma Karhu in diving

Rachel Kuntz in the 200 IM and 100 butterfly

Elizabeth Liggett in the 200 IM and 100 butterfly

Madison Lowery in the 50 freestyle

Caitlyn Miner in the 100 butterfly and 100 breaststroke

Addison Moretti in the 200 freestyle

Sidney O’Brien in the 50 freestyle and the 100 backstroke

JuliaKay O’Neill in the diving and 100 backstroke

Katrina Twitchell in the 500 freestyle and 100 freestyle

Lauren Lejeune as a relay alternate

The Class 3A diving and prelims will begin at 2 p.m. in Gillette on Thursday and resume at 10 a.m. Friday.

1 comment

  • posted by Nan ONeill

    October 31, 2017 10:24 am

    Go get 'em, Panthers. You ladies are the toughest girls I know. We'll be cheering you on!!

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