BIG PINEY – The Sublette County combined girls’ swim team dove into Big Piney’s Homecoming Meet on Friday, Sept. 23, posting multiple top-three finishes in the competition against Kemmerer and Lyman. Sublette County took second place, beating Lyman by 27 points.
Up bright and early on Saturday morning, the swimmers traveled to the Evanston Invitational featuring teams from across the region. Sublette County placed fifth with 155 points.
Senior Rayne Wheeler captured gold in the 100-backstroke, clocking in at 1 minute, 24.20 seconds, beating the runner-up from Kemmerer by more than 2 seconds. She took silver in the 100-breaststroke with a time of 1:36.51.
Senior Morgan Grossman bagged second place in the 50-freestyle, finishing the sprint in 32.82 seconds. On the opposite end of the distance spectrum, Grossman earned silver in the 400-freestyle, with a time of 5:34.96.
In the 100-backstroke, sophomore Maggie Walker snapped up bronze with a time of 1:28.42.
Clocking in at 3:03.06, junior Addy Levitt came in third place in the 200-freestyle. Freshman Clairee Bingham scooped up bronze in the 100-freestyle, hitting the finish line at 1:28.12.
Relay highlights at Big Piney included a second-place finish for Wheeler, sophomore Alexis Thompson, Grossman and Walker in the 400-freestyle. The team posted a time of 5:03.30.
Wheeler, Walker, sophomore Jolynn Jones and Grossman snagged silver in the 200-medley relay at 2:35.70.
The 200-freestyle relay team – Bingham, freshman Libby Olson, freshman Shelby Scott and sophomore Emma York – placed third at 2:30.03.
At the Evanston Invitational, Grossman finished third in the 200-freestyle, timing in at 2:20.33. Thompson, York, Jones and Grossman earned bronze in the 400-freestyle relay at 4:45.61.
“Friday and Saturday were both great meets for our team,” said Co-Head Coach Ambr Seemann. “On Friday, the girls enjoyed celebrating Big Piney Homecoming together. In Evanston, we saw some great swims by all of our athletes. Levitt improved over 13 seconds in the 400-freestyle on Friday and Libby Olson improved over 15 seconds in the 200-individual medley on Saturday. The majority of our swimmers made best times in their events and it was encouraging to see their dedication continue to pay off.”
Co-Head Coach Kursty Day thanked the home crowd for coming out to support the team at Big Piney.
“The team loves to hear the cheers from their hometown family and friends encouraging them to do their best,” she added. “On Saturday, the girls showed great efforts to compete in their events. We look forward to a full week of practice and another home meet in Pinedale.”
Big Piney results
Evanston top-10 results