Swimmers continue to drop times

Robert Galbreath photo Freshman Clairee Bingham bursts from the diving blocks in the 200-medley relay at the Pinedale Homecoming Meet on Saturday. Bingham and her team placed 13th.

PINEDALE – Athletes on the Sublette County combined girls’ swim team posted improved times in multiple events at the Pinedale High School Homecoming Meet hosted by the Pinedale Aquatic Center on Saturday, Oct. 1.

Sublette County placed eighth overall with 78 points at the event featuring tough competition from across western Wyoming.

Senior Lilly Joseph qualified for State in 11 dives at the meet. She picked up seventh place in the event, tallying 275.05 points. Joseph qualified in six dives earlier in the season.

The Sublette County 400-freestyle relay team broke into the top five. Senior Morgan Grossman, senior Rayne Wheeler, sophomore Alexis Thompson and junior Addy Levitt took fourth place, clocking in at 4 minutes, 34.10 seconds.

“The Pinedale Homecoming Meet was a lot of fun,” said Co-Head Coach Kursty Day. “Having cheers from the hometown crowd is always encouraging to our girls. Catie Langlois showed great effort in her 200-freestyle by dropping 9 seconds and Jolynn Jones took 6 seconds off in the 200-individual medley. We look forward to a busy week with three meets.”

The team put in significant work leading up to Pinedale’s Homecoming, said Co-Head Coach Kelsey Harder, and the swimmers hit the pool early Saturday morning ready to compete.

“Everyone showed up smiling and full of excitement for the day,” Harder added. “The festivities of the weekend were enjoyed by the whole team. It was so great to celebrate Homecoming with so many wonderful student athletes from all over the state.”


  • 200-medley relay: Wheeler, Maggie Walker, Jones and Grossman in sixth place at 2:19.51 and Clairee Bingham, Addy Levitt, KaLee Bohnet and Hadlee Francis in 13th place at 2:38.93.
  • 200-freestyle: Thompson in 11th place at 2:33.70, Kaylea Mortensen in 21st at 3:03.33, Alyce Hayward in 23rd at 3:06.80, Kamia Runyan in 24th at 3:08.79, Langlois in 28th at 3:25.09 and Mariaha Morgan in 29th at 3:51.06.
  • 200-individual medley: Wheeler in seventh place at 2:42.76, Grossman in 10th at 2:50.01, Jones in 14th at 2:54.77 and Libby Olson in 19th at 3:16.90.
  • 50-freestyle: Grossman in 15th place at 29.99 seconds, Walker in 16th at 30.19, Bingham in 24th at 34.01, Bohnet in 28th at 34.55, Bryn Arne in 31st at 36.59, Francis in 34th at 37.46 and Mya Swain in 36th at 43.25.
  • Diving: Rhonda Auradou in eighth place with 263 points.
  • 100 butterfly: Jones in 13th place at 1:22.68 and Wheeler in 14th at 1:23.32.
  • 100-freestyle: Thompson in 11th place at 1:09.95, Levitt in 14th at 1:12.34, Olson in 19th at 1:16.25, Runyan in 26th at 1:25.78, Langlois in 29th at 1:31.66, Morgan in 31st at 1:37.30, Swain in 22rd at 1:43.99 and Evalyn Smith in 35th at 1:49.83.
  • 500-freestyle: Arne in 16th at 8:10.12, Mortensen in 18th at 8:31.54 and Bingham in 20th at 8:37.42.
  • 200-freestyle relay: Bingham, Hayward, Bohnet and Langlois in 13th place at 2:27.54 and Thompson, Runyan, Mortensen and Arne in 14th at 2:28.61.
  • 100-backstroke: Levitt in 15th place at 1:23.60, Bohnet in 26th at 1:35.70 and Hayward in 29th at 1:41.52.
  • 100-breaststroke: Walker in 14th place at 1:31.63, Smith in 19th at 1:47.56 and Francis in 22nd at 1:55.38.
  • 400-freestyle relay: Arne, Runyan, Mortensen and Hayward in 14th place at 5:12.31 and Bingham, Olson, Walker and Jones in 15th place at 5:17.97.

The girls’ swim team dives into another busy weekend of competition, hosting a duel against Lyman at the Big Piney High School pool on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 5 p.m. On Thursday, the team travels to Kemmerer for its Homecoming Meet followed by the Rawlins Invitational on Saturday.