Lady Panther Swimmers Take First in Eight Events in Worland

By Breanne Thiel

On Friday, October 5th the Powell High School Lady Panther swim team competed against both Worland and Riverton in Worland. Powell had eight first-place finishes in the 12 events.

First place finishes

The first event is the 200 medley relay and the quad of Addison Moretii, Rachel Kuntz, Katrina Twitchell and Madison Lowery took first with a time of 2:11.58.

Kuntz, a junior, placed first in the 200 IM with a state qualifying time of 2:36.00, an improvement on 3.57 seconds upon her previous qualifying time.

In the 1 meter diving completing six dives, sophomore Emma Karhu finished first with a score of 181.35.

Senior Caitlyn Miner took first in the 100 butterfly and improved upon her previous state qualifying time posting a finish in 1:04.16 – 1.96 seconds faster than her previous time.

Twitchell, a senior, swam to a first place finish in the 100 freestyle in 1:01.96 which was also an improvement to her previous state qualifying time by 0.28 seconds.

The 200 freestyle relay team comprised of Twitchell, Karhu, Miner and Sidney O’Brien took first with a time of 1:52.92.

Junior Anna Fuller finished first in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:19.92.

O’Brien, Moretti, Miner and Lowery placed first in the 400eestyle relay with a time of 5:13.76.

State Qualifying Times

The Lady Panthers had two swimmers improve upon their state qualified times and had two swimmers post times that were less than one second away from qualifying to the state swim championships.

Junior Ashlyn Aguirre qualified for state in the 500 freestyle in her fourth-place finish in 6:31.84.

Fuller improved upon her time in the 200 freestyle by 0.53 seconds in her second place finish in 2:18.03.

Karhu was 0.46 seconds away from qualifying in the 50 freestyle in her fifth-place finish posting a time of 28.71.

Lowery was 0.87 seconds from posting a state qualifying time in the 100 backstroke with her second-place finish with a time of 1:13.87.

Results from Worland Triangular on Friday, October 5, 2018

200 Yard Medley Relay

1. Addison Moretti, Rachel Kuntz, Katrina Twitchell and Madison Lowery 2:11.58, 3. Kylie Kahl, Emma Karhu, Lauren Lejeune and Maddi Hackenberg 2:26.69

200 Yard Freestyle

2. Anna Fuller 2:18.03, 5. Sidney O’Brien 2:26.49, 6. Grace Harder 2:39.89

200 Yard IM

1. Rachel Kuntz 2:36.00, 2. Addison Moretti 2:38.23, 6. Dakota Hansen 2:56.72

50 Yard Freestyle

2. Katrina Twitchell 28.17, 3. Madison Lowery 28.44, 5. Emma Karhu 28.71, 6. Lily Halter 29.36, 7. Delainey Rayment 33.03, 11. Sarah Hampton 36.01, 12. KayCee Twitchell 37.24, 15. Hannah Hawley 43.25

Diving

1. Emma Karhu 181.35, 3. Maddi Hackenberg 162.05, 5. Caitlyn Miner 153.95, 7. Taycee Walker 132.95, 11. Kylie Kahl 94.60, 12. Delainey Rayment 90.65

100 Yard Butterfly 

1. Caitlyn Miner 1:04.16, 2. Addison Moretti 1:13.38, 4. Lauren Lejeune 1:23.47, 7. Juanita Martinez 2:10.07

100 Yard Freestyle

1. Katrina Twitchell 1:01.96, 2. Sidney O’Brien 1:04.42, 7. Grace Harder 1:11.83, 8. Maddi Hackenberg 1:15.16, 9. Colette Sanders 1:16.55

500 Yard Freestyle

4. Ashlyn Aguirre 6:31.84, 5. Lily Halter 7:01.91, 6. Dakota Hansen 7:03.48

200 Yard Freestyle 

1. Katrina Twitchell, Emma Karhu, Caitlyn Miner and Sidney O’Brien 1:52.92, 3. Elizabeth Liggett, Anna Fuller, Taycee Walker and Delainey Rayment 2:04.01

100 Yard Backstroke 

2. Madison Lowery 1:13.87, 3. Ashlyn Aguirre 1:14.40, 4. Kylie Kahl 1:20.48, 6. Sarah Hampton 1:29.38

100 Yard Breaststroke

1. Anna Fuller 1:19.92, 2. Rachel Kuntz 1:22.92, 6. Lauren Lejeune 1:32.01, 10. Colette Sanders 1:41.25

400 Yard Freestyle Relay

1. Sidney O’Brien, Addison Moretti, Caitlyn Miner and Madison Lowery 4:18.31, 3. Lily Halter, Dakota Hansen, Ashlyn Aguirre and Anna Fuller 4:38.78, 6. Sarah Hampton, Taycee Walker, Juanita Martinez and Colette Sanders 5:13.76

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