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One week, three competitions for Panther swimming team

Powell High School junior Joe Rogers competes in the 500 freestyle during a home triangular with Cody and Worland last month. Powell High School junior Joe Rogers competes in the 500 freestyle during a home triangular with Cody and Worland last month. Tribune file photo by Breanne Thiel

The Powell High School boys swim team had a busy week of competition last week, competing in two triangulars and an invite.

The Panthers continued to improve upon their times while winning triangulars in Worland and Cody. PHS followed that up with a second place finish at the Bruce Gresly Invite in Lander.

Head coach Stephanie Warren said that, with a hard week of competition and practice, “they are still swimming very, very well.”

At the Lander Bruce Gresly Invite, weather became a factor: halfway through the competition, Rawlins and Buffalo had to leave because of road conditions.

“That [two teams leaving mid-meet] allowed Lander to get quite a few more placers in there and their 57-point lead on us,” Warren said.

Lander won the event with 348 points, while Powell came in second with 291. Cheyenne placed third with 187 and Riverton was fourth with 165.

Personal bests

Hudson Wilkerson, a PHS senior, posted a personal best in the six-dive event at Cody — breaking his own first place record on Powell’s Hall of Fame Board with a score of 301.10. He also posted a personal record in 11 dives at the Lander Bruce Gresly Invite.

Senior Gavin Asay had three personal bests during the week, including at the Cody Triangular, where he won the 100 freestyle in 59.10 seconds.

Sophomore Richard Spann swam to four personal best times and claimed three victories in the 100 backstroke in Lander (58.23 seconds), the 100 butterfly in Worland (1:02.62) and in the 500 freestyle in Cody (6:01.81).

Sophomore Jay Cox, meanwhile, posted six personal best times across the three competitions — including in the 200 IM in Cody, where he swam to first place in 2:31.10.

Meanwhile, senior Kacey Creed swam to victory in the 100 backstroke at the Worland Triangular while setting a personal record (1:06.83); he also broke a personal record in the 100 free in Lander.

Jared Fuller, a fellow senior, posted four personal bests; that included finishing as runner-up in the 50 freestyle and 100 breaststroke in Worland and the 100 butterfly at the Cody triangular.

Junior Trenton Wilson posted personal bests in seven events while freshman Matthew Hobbs had best times in six — including three events where he narrowly finished as runner up to teammates. Sophomores Ben Cannizzaro and Bryce Hogen posted personal records in four events, while senior Dillinger Wilkerson, junior Joe Rogers and sophomore Dallin Allred each broke their records in three. Sophomore Ryan Galindo and freshman Tarren Blackmore each swam to personal bests in two events.

Foreign exchange student Michal Tomasik swam with the team for the first time at the Lander Bruce Gresly Invite, competing in both the 100 freestyle and 100 breaststroke.

Tonight (Tuesday) the PHS swim team will host a dual with Cody at 5 p.m. The team’s seniors will be recognized.

On Friday, the swimmers will compete in Buffalo and on Saturday, they’ll be in Gillette. Times for both events are still to be determined. Results from the Worland triangular are posted online.

Cody Triangular (Friday)

200 Yard Medley Relay

1. Richard Spann, Bryce Hogen, Jared Fuller and Jay Cox 1:57.68, 3. Trenton Wilson*, Dillinger Wilkerson, Gavin Asay and Hudson Wilkerson 1:58.79

200 Yard Freestyle

1. Richard Spann 2:08.44, 2. Dillinger Wilkerson 2:18.85, 3.Ben Cannizzaro 2:24.20*, 4. Dallin Allred 36.27

200 Yard IM

1. Jay Cox 2:31.10*, 2. Matthew Hobbs 2:31.21*

50 Yard Freestyle

3. Bryce Hogen 26.87, 4. Gavin Asay 26.98*, 7. Ben Cannizzaro 29.28*, 10. Ryan Galindo 32.13


1. Hudson Wilkerson 301.10*, 4. Bryce Hogen 142.45*

100 Yard Butterfly

2. Jared Fuller 1:05.41*, 4. Dillinger Wilkerson 1:08.62*, 5. Trenton Wilson 1:10.40*

100 Yard Freestyle

1. Gavin Asay 59.10*, 2. Matthew Hobbs 1:00.99*, 7. Tarren Blackmore 1:12.54

500 Yard Freestyle

1. Richard Spann 6:01.81*, 2. Jay Cox 6:10.96*, 3. Dallin Allred 7:31.33*

200 Yard Freestyle Relay

2. Gavin Asay, Ben Cannizzaro, Richard Spann and Kacey Creed 1:47.01, 3. Bryce Hogen, Matthew Hobbs, Hudson Wilkerson, Joe Rogers 1:47.01, 5. Tarren Blackmore, Michal Tomasik, Ryan Galindo and Dallin Allred 2:14.19

100 Yard Backstroke

1. Kacey Creed 1:06.83*, 4. Trenton Wilson 1:12.58*, 5. Joe Rogers 1:17.37

100 Yard Breaststroke

2. Kacey Creed 1:09.62, 3. Jared Fuller 1:15.76, 4. Hudson Wilkerson 1:20.39*, 6. Joe Rogers 1:25.78*

400 Yard Freestyle Relay

1. Joe Rogers, Jay Cox, Dillinger Wilkerson and Matthew Hobbs 4:03.48, 2. Kacey Creed, Jared Fuller, Trenton Wilson and Ben Cannizzaro 4:11.29

Lander Bruce Gresly Invite (Saturday)

200 Yard Medley Relay

2. Richard Spann*, Kacey Creed, Jared Fuller and Hudson Wilkerson 1:50.62, 7. Matthew Hobbs*, Dillinger Wilkerson, Gavin Asay and Bryce Hogen 2:00.12

200 Yard Freestyle

7. Joe Rogers 2:08.24, 9. Matthew Hobbs 2:14.03*, 10. Trenton Wilson 2:14.56*, 19. Dallin Allred 2:44.91

200 Yard IM

2. Richard Spann 2:16.35, 6. Jared Fuller 2:23.63*

50 Yard Freestyle

5. Dillinger Wilkerson 25.13*, 9. Hudson Wilkerson 26.08, 20. Tarren Blackmore 30.04, 25. Ryan Galindo 31.06

Diving (11 Dives)

1. Hudson Wilkerson 446.75*, 3. Bryce Hogen 302.95*

100 Yard Butterfly

4. Gavin Asay 1:03.38, 9. Ben Cannizzaro 1:08.44*

100 Yard Freestyle

3. Kacey Creed 53.63*, 4. Jay Cox 57.23*, 5. Joe Rogers 57.72, 16. Ryan Galindo 1:14.11*, 17. Michal Tomasik 1:17.90

500 Yard Freestyle

4. Trenton Wilson 6:07.37*, 5. Matthew Hobbs 6:12.91, 8. Gavin Asay 6:23.59, 10. Ben Cannizzaro 6:31.40, 13. Dallin Allred 7:34.24

200 Yard Freestyle Relay

2. Hudson Wilkerson, Joe Rogers, Richard Spann and Dillinger Wilkerson 1:42.13, 7. Jay Cox*, Bryce Hogen, Trenton Wilson and Ben Cannizzaro 1:50.31, 9. 2. Tarren Blackmore, Michal Tomasik, Ryan Galindo and Dallin Allred 2:13.39

100 Yard Backstroke

1. Richard Spann 58.23*, 5. Jared Fuller 1:03.56*, 11. Tarren Blackmore 1:27.43*

100 Yard Breaststroke

1. Kacey Creed 1:06.58, 7. Dillinger Wilkerson 1:11.84, 8. Jay Cox 1:14.60, 9. Bryce Hogen 1:16.45*, 10. Michal Tomasik 1:20.56

400 Yard Freestyle Relay

3. Joe Rogers, Kacey Creed, Jared Fuller, Jay Cox 3:47.87, 5. Gavin Asay, Trenton Wilson, Ben Cannizzaro and Matthew Hobbs 4:14.62

*Denotes personal best.

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