Swimmers gear up for State

Robert Galbreath photo Nine athletes on the girls’ swim team qualified for the State Tournament in Laramie on Nov. 3-5. Pictured in front are Lilly Joseph, left, and Rhonda Auradou, right. Pictured in back, from left, are Maggie Walker, Rayne Wheeler, Morgan Grossman, Jolynn Jones, Emma York, Addy Levitt and Alexis Thompson.

PINEDALE – The Pinedale Aquatic Center echoed with cheering and high fives as the Sublette County combined girls’ swim team finished off the regular season full of positive energy at the Last Chance Meet on Thursday, Oct. 27.

Nine swimmers qualified to compete at the Girls’ State Swimming and Diving Championships in Laramie on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 3-5.

The meet on Thursday also featured Senior Recognition Night in Pinedale, with the team honoring Rhonda Auradou, Morgan Grossman, Lilly Joseph and Rayne Wheeler.

“We saw some great time drops from the girls on Thursday,” said Co-Head Coach Kursty Day. “I am very proud of our young team and all they accomplished this season.”

Last Chance Meet – top five individual event highlights

Sophomore Jolynn Jones captured first place in the 100-butterfly, clocking in at 1 minute, 14.75 seconds. Jones also took third place in the 200-freestyle at 2:26.88.

Grossman snagged gold in the 200-freestyle, posting a time of 2:13.90.

Wheeler bagged silver in the 100-freestyle, clocking in at 1:02.23. She placed fifth in the 50-freestyle at 29.40 seconds.

Sophomore Emma York came in second place in the 500-freestyle, hitting the finish line in 6:56.32.

Shelby Scott, a freshman, scored silver in the 100-backstroke with a time of 1:18.65.

Joseph earned silver in diving, tallying 167.35 points following six dives.

Freshman Bryn Arne snagged bronze in the 500-freestyle, finishing the event in 7:47.28. She placed fifth in the 100-backstroke at 1:44.18.

Clocking in at 1:28.30, sophomore KaLee Bohnet took third place in the 100-butterfly.

Sophomore Alexis Thompson finished in fourth place in both the 200-freestyle, at 2:33.63, and the 100-freestyle, at 1:09.53.

In the 500-freestyle, freshman Alyce Hayward placed fourth at 7:47.49. Sophomore Chelsea Wright came in fourth place in the 100-backstroke at 1:40.34. Fellow sophomore Maggie Walker took fourth place in the 100-breaststroke at 1:27.42.

Auradou placed fifth in diving with 124.55 points. Junior Addy Levitt finished fifth in the 100-freestyle at 1:11.98. In the 200-freestyle, freshman Aurora Rees came in fifth place at 2:42.64.

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