Lady Panthers Place Second at Home Invite

By Breanne Thiel

Seven high school swim teams descended on Powell on Saturday, September 8th to compete in the Gene Dozah Invitational at the Powell Aquatic Center. The Lady Panthers finished second – ten points behind Lander – and added two swimmers – Madison Lowery and Katrina Twitchell – to the list of state-qualified swimmers.

Lowery, a sophomore, qualified for state in the 50 freestyle with her sixth-place finish in 27.46.

Twitchell, a senior, qualified in both the 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle. In the 50 free she placed seventh in 27.88 and in the 100 free finished fifth with a time of 1:02.24.

Elizabeth Liggett improved upon her previous state qualifying times in both the 200 IM and the 500 freestyle. In the 200 IM, Liggett took five seconds of her previously qualified time in her sixth-place finish in 2:37.29 and improved upon her time in the 500 by six seconds with her sixth-place time in 6:21.31.

Junior Anna Fuller qualified for state in the 100 breaststroke posting a time of 1:19.35 which was good for fifth place. Fuller also improved upon her previous 200 IM time by two seconds in her eighth-place finish in 2:40.91.

Senior Caitlyn Miner improved upon her time in the 200 IM and added the 50 freestyle to her state qualified list of events. In the 200 IM Miner took seven seconds off her previous state qualifying time with her second place finish in 2:20.65 and placed first in the 50 freestyle with a time of 56.06 which is her eighth state qualified event.

Sophomore Addison Moretti qualified for state in the 500 freestyle in her third place finish in 6:08.47 and took two seconds off her previous qualified time in the 200 freestyle with her second place finish in 2:15.03.

Junior Ashlyn Aguirre qualified for state in the 100 backstroke posting a seventh-place time in 1:12.48. In the 100 butterfly, Aguirre improved upon her state qualified time for the third time this season for a total of four seconds improvement with her third-place finish in 1:12.98.

Results from Gene Dozah Invite

200 Yard Medley Relay

4. Sidney O’Brien, Anna Fuller, Ashlyn Aguirre, Katrina Twitchell 2:11.08, 14. Charlotte Wilson, Colette Sanders, KayCee Twitchell and Sarah Hampton 2:45.22

200 Yard Freestyle

2. Addison Moretti 2:15.03, 2. Natalie Dillivan 3:23.52

200 Yard IM

2. Caitlyn Miner 2:20.65, 6. Elizabeth Liggett 2:37.29, 8. Anna Fuller 2:40.91

50 Yard Freestyle 

7. Katrina Twitchell 27.88, 8. Sidney O’Brien 28.20, 8. Sidney O’Brien 28.20, 13. Emma Karhu 29.55, 17. Delainey Rayment 31.24, 23. Colette Sanders 33.95, 24. Charlotte Wilson 34.02, 34. Sarah Hampton 40.30, 38. Juanita Martinez 42.97, 41. Hannah Haley 49.31

Diving

3. Emma Karhu 174, 6. Maddi Hackenberg 152.10, 8. Delainey Rayment 115.45, 9. Taycee Walker 110.95, 10. Kylie Karl 94.85

100 Yard Butterfly

3. Ashlyn Aguirre 1:12.98, 11. Lauren Lejeune 1:23.19, 12. Grace Harder 1:25.58

100 Yard Freestyle

1. Caitlyn Miner 56.05, 5. Katrina Twitchell 1:02.24, 34. Charlotte Wilson 1:20.96, 37. Natalie Dillivan 1:24.99, 41. Sarah Hampton 1:33.48, 43. Juanita Martinez 1:37.57

500 Yard Freestyle

3. Addison Moretti 6:08.47, 6. Elizabeth Liggett 6:21.31, 10. Grace Harder 6:53.78, 15. Dakota Hansen 7:22.82

200 Yard Freestyle Relay

3. Katrina Twitchell, Caitlyn Miner, Anna Fuller and Addison Moretti 1:52.23, 12. Delainey Rayment, Dakota Hansen, Charlotte Wilson and Sarah Hampton 2:18.50, 16. Taycee Walker, Natalie Dillivan, Juanita Martinez and Hannah Haley 2:39.51

100 Yard Backstroke

5. Sidney O’Brien 1:12.23, 7. Ashlyn Aguirre 1:12.48, 8. Madison Lowery 1:16.28, 13. Lauren Lejeune 1:22.72, 14. Kylie Karl 1:23.53, 15. Maddi Hackenberg 1:24.56, 23. KayCee Twitchell 1:33.14

100 Yard Breaststroke

5. Anna Fuller 1:19.35, 21. Colette Sanders 1:39.97

400 Yard Freestyle Relay

3. Addison Moretti, Caitlyn Miner, Elizabeth Liggett and Sidney O’Brien 4:05.94, 9. Ashlyn Aguirre, Dakota Hansen, Grace Harder and Lauren Lejeune 4:44.84, 16. Maddi Hackenberg, Natalie Dillivan, Taycee Walker and Hannah Haley 5:54.45

Team Results

1. Lander 268, 2. Powell 258, 3. Buffalo 240, 4. Worland 154, 5. Jackson 153, 6. Cody 151, 7. Riverton 78

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