Lady Panther Swimming Win Worland Invite

By Breanne Thiel

The Powell High School Lady Panther swim team won the Worland Invitational where nine teams competed on Saturday, September 22. The team also added junior Rachel Kuntz to the state qualified list as well had individuals add and improve upon qualified times for the 3A State Swim and Dive Championships.

Powell won with 408 points, Buffalo placed second with 376.5, Lander was third with 321, Worland took fourth scoring 291 points, Cody placed fifth with 235.5, Douglas was sixth Tim 175, Riverton took seventh with 133, Newcastle placed eighth with 109 and Rawlins was ninth with 98 points.

Kuntz became the 11th Lady Panther to qualify for state with their fifth-place finish in the 100 butterfly posting a time of 1:14.47.

Senior Caitlyn Miner added the 200 freestyle to her state qualifying list with her first-place finish in 2:04.27. Miner also improved on her 100 freestyle time where she also placed first in 56.18.

Junior Ashlyn Aguirre improved upon her state qualifying time in the 100 butterfly by two seconds in her second-place finish with a time of 1:10.90.

Sidney O‘Brien, a junior, qualified for state in the 50-yard freestyle in her ninth-place finish posting a time in 28.20.

Junior Anna Fuller took four seconds off her 500 freestyle state qualifying time posting a time of 6:08.51 where she finished second.

Sophomore Addison Moretti improved on her state qualifying times in both 200 IM and the 100 butterfly. The 200 IM time was improved upon by one second in her fourth-place finish in 2:35.72 and took two seconds off her 100 butterfly time with her time of 1:11.71 in her fourth-place finish.

Elizabeth Liggett, sophomore, improved upon her 200 IM state qualifying for the third time in her fifth-place finish in 2:36.57.

Sophomore Maddi Hackenberg improved upon her state diving score by 3.9 points in her fourth-place finish scoring 168.80.

Madison Lowery, a sophomore, added the 100 freestyle to her state qualified posting a time of 1:03.22 for eighth place.

Results from Worland Invitational

200 Yard Medley Relay

4. Sidney O’Brien, Anna Fuller, Ashlyn Aguirre and Madison Lowery 2:10.55, 18. Charlotte Wilson, Hannah Hawley, Anita Martinez and Delainey Rayment 3:04.37

200 Yard Freestyle

13. Lily Halter 2:35.97, 17. Dakota Hansen 2:42.22

200 Yard IM

4. Addison Moretti :35.72, 5. Elizabeth Liggett 2:36.57

50 Yard Freestyle

6. Madison Lowery 28.09, 7. Katrina Twitchell 28.16, 9. Sidney O’Brien 28.20, 20. Emma Karhu 0.74, 21. Delainey Rayment 31.07, 34. Charlotte Wilson 35.01, 49. Hannah Hawley 46.27

Diving

4. Maddi Hackenberg 168.80, 5. Emma Karhu 164.50, 9. Delaney Rayment 114.50, 11. Kylie Kahl 96.85

100 Yard Butterfly

2. Ashlyn Aguirre 1:10.90, 4. Addison Moretti 1:11.71, 5. Rachel Kuntz 1:14.47, 9. Grace Harder 1:23.88, 10. Lauren Lejeune 1:25.74

100 Yard Freestyle

1. Caitlyn Miner 56.18, 8. Madison Lowery 1:02.29, 10. Katrina Twitchell 1:03.22, 19. Lily Halter 1:10.27

500 Yard Freestyle

2. Anna Fuller 6:08.51, 4. Elizabeth Liggett 6:09.33, 13. Grace Harder 6:47.30, 16. Dakota Hansen 7:07.20

200 Yard Freestyle Relay

2. Madison Lowery, Addison Moretti, Caitlyn Miner and Katrina Twitchell 1:49.08, 9. Emma Karhu, Dakota Hansen, Delainey Rayment and Charlotte Wilson 2:10.83

100 Yard Backstroke

4. Sidney O’Brien 1:11.26, 9. Ashlyn Aguirre 1:15.98, 13. Kylie Kahl 1:19.02, 20. Lauren Lejeune 1:25.09, 25. Maddi Hackenberg 1:28.40

100 Yard Breaststroke

5. Anna Fuller 1:20.48, 8. Rachel Kuntz 1:24.10, 23. Colette Sanders 1:40.03, 31. Hannah Hawley 2:06.69

400 Yard Freestyle Relay

4. Elizabeth Liggett, Caitlyn Miner, Addison Moretti and Katrina Twitchell 4:02.35, 10. Sidney O’Brien, Ashlyn Aguirre, Lauren Lejeune and Grace Harder 4:34.86, 14. Dakota Hansen, Lily Halter, Kylie Kahl, and Maddi Hackenberg 5:06.83

Team Scores

1. Powell 408, 2. Buffalo 376.5, 3. Lander 321, 4. Worland 291, 5. Cody 235.5, 6. Douglas 175, 7. Riverton 133, 8. Newcastle 109, 9. Rawlins 98

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