Lady Panthers Qualify Four New Swimmers in Cody

By Breanne Thiel The Powell High School Lady Panther swim team continued their state qualifying trend in their second week of competition competing in Cody on Friday, August 31st. As a team, four new swimmers qualified for state – Emma Karhu, Sidney O’Brien, Elizabeth Liggett and Anna Fuller. As a team the swimmers placed second among the five teams who competed. The Lady Panthers finished second with 305 points – 24 points behind the first place Buffalo team with a score of 329. Cody placed third with 227 points, Worland was fourth with 210 and Newcastle finished fifth with 96 points. Seven swimmers posted state qualifying times across eight events. Senior Caitlyn Miner qualified in her sixth event – the 200 Im with her second place finish in 2:27.04 and improved upon her previous 100 freestyle state qualifying time by 0.82 seconds in her second place finish in 57.73. Junior Ashlyn Aguirre also improved upon her previous state qualifying time in the 100 butterfly in her third place finish in 1:14.05 – 1.97 seconds faster than the week prior. The new state qualifiers from Cody were Emma Karhu, Sidney O’Brien, Elizabeth Liggett and Anna Fuller. Sophomore Karhu placed second in diving with her state qualifying score of 148. Junior O’Brien qualified in the 100 freestyle in 1:03.73 which was placed her in fifth place. Sophomore Liggett qualified in two events. The 200 IM in 2:42.28 for fifth place and in the 500 freestyle where she placed second in 6:27.03. Junior Fuller placed sixth with her state qualifying time in 2:42.75 in the 200 IM.

Results from Terry Bartlett Invite in Cody on 8/31/18

200 Yard medley Relay 4. Sidney O’Brien, Anna Fuller, Elizabeth Liggett and Lauren Lejuene 2:16.74, 9. Lily Halter, Colette Sanders, KayCee Twitchell and Sarah Hampton 2:47.61 200 Yard Freestyle 2. Addison Moretti 2:17.11*, 7. Ashlyn Aguirre 2:35.77, 9. Dakota Hansen 2:47.81, 14. Natalie Dillivan 3:32.50 200 Yard IM 2. Caitlyn Miner 2:27.04*, 5. Elizabeth Liggett 2:42.28*, 6. Anna Fuller 2:42.75*, 10. Grace Harder 2:56.21 50 Yard Freestyle 5. Sidney O’Brien 28.45, 7. Delainey Rayment 31.05, 11. Lily Halter 34.26, 14. Charlotte Wilson 35.73, 18. Sarah Hampton 40.58, 19. Juanity Martinez 42.99, 23. Hannah Hawley 46.62 Diving 2. Emma Karhu 148, 3. Maddi Hackenberg 142.85, 4. Delainey Rayment 117.50, 5. Taycee Walker 114.75, 7. Kylie Kahl 85.85 100 Yard Butterfly 3. Ashleyn Aguirre 1:14.05*, 9. Lauren Lejeune 1:26.13, 14. KayCee Twitchell 1:46.61 100 Yard Freestyle 1. Caitlyn Miner 57.73*, 5. Sidney O’Brien 1:03.73*, 12. Lily Halter 1:16.85, 13. Colette Sanders 1:18.42, 16. Sarah Hampton 1:34.00 500 Yard Freestyle 2. Elizabeth Liggett 6:27.03*, 7. Grace Harder 7:01.62, 8. Dakota Hansen 7:24.69 200 Yard Freestyle Relay 2. Caitlyn Miner, Emma Karhu, Sidney O’Brien, Ashlyn Aguirre 1:54.32, 9. Taycee Walker, Dakota Hansen, Juanita Martinez and Sarah Hampton 2:33.32 100 Yard Backstroke 3. Addison Moretti 1:13.16, 8. Kylie Kahl 1:22.91, 10. Maddi Hackenberg 1:26.42, 13. KayCee Twitchell 1:32.32, 15. Charlotte Wilson 1:34.48 100 Yard Breastroke 3. Anna Fuller 1:22.62, 9. Lauren Lejeune 1:34.28, 10. Emma Karhu 1:34.85, 14. Colette Sanders 1:44.90 400 Yard Freestyle Relay 2. Elizabeth Liggett, Ashlyn Aguirre, Caitlyn Miner and Addison Moretti 4:15.87, 8. Grace Harder, Dakota Hansen, Lily Halter and KayCee Twitchell 5:23.82, 11. Natalie Dillivan, Charlotte Wilson, Hannah Hawley and Juanita Martinez 6:24.43 Team Scores 1. Buffalo 329, 2. Powell 305, 3. Cody 227, 4. Worland 210, 5. Newcastle 96
* State Qualifying Time
*** There was a couple of discrepancies in the Riverton Results and so when those are corrected, those results will be posted

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