Lady Panther Swimming Open Season with Four State Qualifiers in Lander

By Breanne Thiel

The Powell High School girls swim team opened up the season in Lander at the Bruce Gresley Pentathlon having four swimmers qualify for state across nine events.

Senior Caitlyn Miner qualified in all five of the events in which she competed – the 100 butterfly, 100 backstroke, 100 breaststroke, 100 freestyle and diving.

In both the the 100 butterfly and 100 breaststroke, Miner placed third with a time of 1:06.12 and 1:14.11 respectively. Miner had a time of 1:08.01 for a sixth place finish in the 100 backstroke, in the 100 freestyle she placed fourth with a time of 58.55 and finished second in diving with a score of 158.75.

Addison Morretti, a sophomore, qualified for state in two events – the 100 butterfly with her 13th place finish in 1:13.41 and in the 100 backstroke in 1:10.87 for 10th place.

Ashlyn Aguirre, a junior, qualified in the 100 butterfly in her 20th place finish in 1:16.02.

Junior Sidney O’Brien has a state qualifying finish by placing 13th in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:11.75.

A total of 10 schools competed at the pentathlon including, Powell, Riverton, Jackson, Worland, Cody, Lyman, Kemmerer, Sublette County and Rawlins. Teams scores were not calculated and only six events were held: 100 butterfly, 100 backstroke, 50 freestyle, 100 breaststroke,100 freestyle and diving.

Results from the Bruce Gresley Pentathlon

100 Yard Butterfly

3. Caitlyn Miner 1:06.12*, 13. Addison Moretti 1:13.41*, 20. Ashlyn Aguirre 1:16.02, 24. Elizabeth Liggett 1:18.51, 31. Anna Fuller 1:23.68, 33. Madison Lowery 1:24.76, 34. Sidney O’Brien 1:25.39, 39. Lauren Lejeune 1:26.82, 54. Dakota Hansen 1:34.43

100 Yard Backstroke

6. Caitlyn Miner 1:08.01*, 11. Addison Moretti 1:10.87*, 13. Sidney O’Brien 1:11.75*, 19. Ashlyn Aguirre 1:15.40, 26. Elizabeth Liggett 1:17.11, 30. Madison Lowery 1:18.18, 32. Anna Fuller 1:18.36. 55. Dakota Hansen 1:25.29, 62. Lauren Lejeune 1:26.88

50 Yard Freestyle

21. Sidney O’Brien 28.97, 22. Madison Lowery 29.00, 27. Addison Moretti 29.59, 34. Elizabeth Liggett 30.05, 39. Anna Fuller 30.49, 64. Lauren Lejeune 32.80, 68. Dakota Hansen 33.65

100 Yard Breaststroke

3. Caitlyn Miner 1:14.11*, 14. Anna Fuller 1:22.91, 23. Sidney O’Brien 1:26.13, 25. Elizabeth Liggett 1:27.22, 31. Addison Moretti 1:30.03, 36. Dakota Hansen 1:31.57, 46. Lauren Lejeune 1:35.04, 47. Ashlyn Aguirre 1:35.05, 51. Madison Lowery 1:35.91

100 Yard Freestyle

4. Caitlyn Miner 58.55*, 25. Addison Moretti 1:05.24, 31. Anna Fuller 1:06.16, 32. Sidney O’Brien 1:06.36, 33. Elizabeth Liggett 1:06.67, 54. Ashlyn Aguirre 1:12.89, 59. Madison Lowery 1:14.41, 63. Lauren Lejeune 1:15.39, 68. Dakota Hansen 1:16.79

Diving

2. Caitlyn Miner 158.75

*State Qualifying Time

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