Panther swimmers nab second place at Gene Dozah

Hawley, Wright added to state qualifiers list

By Steve Moseley
Posted 1/16/20

The Powell boys swimming and diving team finished as runners-up to Lander on back-to-back days last week, dropping a Friday dual to the Tigers, then taking second at the Gene Dozah Invitational on …

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Panther swimmers nab second place at Gene Dozah

Hawley, Wright added to state qualifiers list

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The Powell boys swimming and diving team finished as runners-up to Lander on back-to-back days last week, dropping a Friday dual to the Tigers, then taking second at the Gene Dozah Invitational on Saturday.

The Panthers also had a number of strong individual performances as part of what PHS head coach Stephanie Warren called “a great weekend of meets.”

“Between both meets, each and every swimmer had a best time in one or more events and/or diving score,” Warren said. “We are excited to see where we are in the season.”

At the Gene Dozah, Ben Hawley and Josh Wright became the latest Panthers to punch their tickets to the state swimming and diving championships.

Hawley qualified in diving with a score of 157.55 and also shaved time from his previous best in the 200 freestyle with a touch in 2:29.52.

Wright took off three seconds to post a state qualifying time of 1:07.94 in the 100-yard backstroke. He had his best race in the 500 free where he knocked off 14.25 seconds.

Meanwhile, Nate Johnston qualified for state in the 50 free (25.02 seconds), meaning he has now qualified in all eight swimming events.

As a team, the Panthers put up 239 points, behind Lander’s 419 points and ahead of the 172 posted by Worland. Riverton, Sublette County, Douglas, Cody and Newcastle rounded out the field.

Warren complimented numerous individual performances on her squad, noting the following results (in alphabetical order):

• Tarren Blackmore “had an amazing weekend,” Warren said, dropping his 50 free split three times in one meet.

“Every time he raced, he got faster,” the coach said of Blackmore. He also posted bests in the 100 (56.64) and 100 fly (1:03.43).

• Ben Cannizzaro also posted season bests in every event he swam on Friday and Saturday: the 100 free (1:03.04), 200 free (2:16.54), 500 free (6:26.43), 100 back (1:16.08) and 100 fly (1:07.64).

• The same went for Aidan Cannizzaro, who swam to best times in the 50 free, 100 free, 100 back and 100 breast.

• Jay Cox, who’d already qualified in six events, continued to improve. He swam to season bests in the 50 free (25.02), 100 free (57.02), 200 free (209.99) and posted “an awesome 100 fly performance with 1:02.91,” coach Warren said.

• Hunter Davis slashed 7 seconds in the 50 free, 14 seconds in his 100 free and 1 second in the backstroke.

• Kobus Diver cut 14 seconds from his original 500 free time for another state-qualifying swim (6:02.78) and cut a second from his previous best in the 200 IM (2:41.38).

• Cole Frank also had his best diving weekend of the season scoring 165.65 points.

• Freshman Nathan Fuller “had a great weekend with a nearly five-second time cut in his 50 free,” coach Warren said, while trimming 2.67 seconds off his 100 back (1:20.80) and 11.14 seconds in the 200 IM (2:59.02).

• Caiden Gerhts had season-best performances in all of his events, including diving (with 131.15 points) and the 50 and 100 free.

• Bryce Hogen posted his best dives of the season, scoring 194.50 points, while shaving 3.7 seconds in the 100 free (1:01.34).

• Johnston cut 1.52 seconds in the 100 free (54.68) while his time in the 100 fly dropped to 1:03.13.

• Between all of his events, Ru Parker slashed 25 seconds, swimming 16.78 seconds faster in the 500 freestyle (5:47.65) and 9 seconds quicker in the 100 back (1:01.87). Parker is now qualified for state in five events.

• David Polson took 13.36 seconds off his previous best in the 100 free (1:20.8) and shaved 4 seconds in the 50 free (swimming the event in 35.6 both days).

• In Ashton Prentiss’ first diving competition of the year, he came within 14 points of qualifying for state (131.10).

• Francis Rogers added two more qualifying events, giving him three state qualifications. He took 4.27 seconds off in his free, 3.25 seconds off in the 100 breast and lowered his  IM time by 6.75.

• Richard Spann, qualified in five events, also had a good weekend, coach Warren said, cutting time in the 100 free (54.28), 100 back (58.06), 100 fly (58.39) and 200 IM (2:15.67).

• Kyler Warren took 1.88 seconds off his backstroke time (1:09.95) while cutting 17.22 seconds in the 200 IM (2:43.65).

 

1. Lander 121, 2. Powell 62

 

200 Medley Relay

1. Parker, Cox, Spann, Johnston 1:54.32, 5. Frank, Rogers, Blackmore, Hawley 2:09.45, 7. Fuller, Diver, Polson, Davis 2:31.15

200 Freestyle

3. Cox, 2:09.99, 4. Rogers 2:14.20, 6. Blackmore 2:15.72, 7. Ben Cannizzaro 2:16.54. 11. Hawley 2:29.52

200 Individual Medley

2. Spann 2:15.67, 6. Diver 2:41.28, Warren 2:43.65, 10. Fuller 2:59.02

50 Freestyle

2. Parker 25.31, 3. Cox 25.54, 7. Aidan Cannizzaro 30.91, 8. Polson 35.63

1 Meter Diving

1. Hogen 194.5, 3. Frank 165.65, 5. Hawley 140.35, 6. Gehrts 131.15

100 Butterfly

3. Johnston 1:03.13, 5. Hogen 1:13.34

100 Freestyle

3. Spann 54.28, 5. Blackmore 56.64, 9. Gehrts 1:07.48, 10. Davis 1:20.79, 11. Polson 1:20.80

500 Freestyle

3. Fuller 7:29.71

200 Freestyle Relay

3. Blackmore, Hogen, Rogers, Spann 1:45.12, 4. Gehrts, Frank, Ben Cannizzaro, Warren 1:55.52. 6. Polson, Davis, Aidan Cannizzaro, Fuller 2:18.25

100 Backstroke

2. Parker 1:01.87, 8. Ben Cannizzaro 1:16.08. 9. Diver 1:16.37, 10. Warren 1:22.71, 11. Davis 1:26.63

100 Breaststroke

1. Johnston 1:05.27, 3. Rogers 1:17.33, 7. Aidan Cannizzaro 1:34.32

400 Freestyle Relay

4. Hogen, Ben Cannizzaro, Parker, Johnston 4:06.75, 5. Warren, Diver, Gehrts, Hawley 4:40.83

 

1. Lander 419, 2. Powell 239, 3. Worland 172, 4. Riverton 153, 5. Sublette 128, 6. Douglas 97, 7, Cody 78, 8. Newcastle 39

 

200 Medley Relay

2. Spann, Johnston, Cox, Parker 1:48.73, 8. Wright, Frank, Hogen, Blackmore 2:02.46, 14. Aidan Cannizzaro, Warren, Hawley, Gehrts 2:12.33

200 Freestyle

7. Parker 2:11.80

200 Individual Medley

5. Rogers 2:25.80, 19. Warren 2:48.21

50 Freestyle

5. Cox 25.02, 5. Johnston 25.02, 20. Gehrts 28.95, 34. Fuller 31.88, 40. Polson 35.65, 41. Davis 36.19

Diving

3. Hogen 191.85, 4. Frank 164.45, 6. Hawley 157.55, 11. Prentiss 131.10, 12. Gerhts 123.10

100 Butterfly

2. Spann 58.39, 6. Cox 1:02.91, 7. Blackmore 1:03.43, 13. Ben Cannizzaro 1:07.64

100 Freestyle

4. Johnston 54.68, 13. Hogen 1:01.34, 22. Aidan Cannizzaro 1:06.18, 27. Hawley 1:10.19, 33. Polson 1:22.27, 34. Davis 1:22.75

500 Freestyle

5. Parker 5:47.65, 8. Diver 6:02.78, 11. Wright 6:18.36, 12. Ben Cannizzaro 6:26.43

200 Freestyle Relay

4. Hogen, Blackmore, Rogers, Frank 1:46.03, 10. Diver, Warren, Hawley, Ben Cannizzaro 1:56.84

100 Backstroke

2. Spann 58.06, 10. Wright 1:07.94, 17. Aidan Cannizzaro 1:17.59, 21. Fuller 1:21.80

100 Breaststroke

8. Rogers 1:17.45, 10. Prentiss 1:19.09, 12. Frank 1:19.27, 20. Diver 1:24.65, 22. Warren 1:25.69

400 Freestyle Relay

2. Cox, Spann, Parker, Johnston 3:46.59, 9. Ben Cannizzaro, Rogers, Wright, Diver 4:15.21, 17. Prentiss, Polson, Davis, Fuller 5:07.31

 

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