Girls’ swim team triumphs at Homecoming duel


Robert Galbreath photos Sophomore Aurora Rees explodes from the starting block in the 100-backstroke at the Lyman Duel. Rees placed sixth in the event and also snagged gold in the 200-freestyle at the first home meet of the season. The Sublette County combined girls’ swim team gets pumped up before the Lyman Duel at Big Piney with the team cheer. Junior KaLee Bohnet comes up for air in the 200-freestyle at the Lyman Duel. Bohnet placed third in the event and captured gold in the 100-butterfly at Big Piney.

BIG PINEY – Setting the momentum for a successful Homecoming weekend at Big Piney High School, the Sublette County combined girls’ swim team pummeled Lyman, 85-75, at its first home meet of the season in the BPHS pool on Thursday, Sept. 14.

Filling their bag with plenty of top-three medals at the Lyman Duel, athletes on the swim team also continued to chip away at their times in individual events and relays over the weekend.

The action at Big Piney opened with sophomore Aurora Rees snagging first place in the 200-freestyle, timing the event in at 3 minutes, 0.39 seconds.

Junior KaLee Bohnet garnered gold in the 100-butterfly, reaching the finish line in 1:33.31.

Clocking the 100-freestyle in at 1:16.05, junior Alexis Thompson captured first place in the event.

In the 100-breaststroke, junior Maggie Walker secured gold, posting a time of 1:41.59.

Thompson, junior Emma York, junior Jolynn Jones and Walker won the 200-freestyle relay, beating Lyman by more than 6 seconds at 2:13.43.

Sophomore Kamia Runyan earned the Sportsmanship Award at the Lyman Duel.

Less than 24 hours after defeating Lyman, the girls’ swim team boarded the bus for the two-day Adam Denton Memorial Invitational hosted by Jackson Hole High School on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 15-16. Friday featured preliminaries in each event with finals on Saturday.

“The team competed in three days of hard swimming over the weekend,” said Co-Head Coach Kursty Day. “On Friday, in Jackson, we competed against two of the top 4A swim teams and last year’s 3A State Champion (Lander). We had several swimmers make it into the top 12 to swim in the finals on Saturday.”

Sublette County vs. Lyman highlights

Sophomore Hadlee Francis snapped up silver in the 100-butterfly, hitting the finish line in 2:06.27.

Posting a time of 6:16.30 in the long-distance 400-freestyle, senior Addysen Levitt took second place in the event.

Sophomore Shelby Scott picked up second place in the 100-backstroke, finishing the event in 1:31.63. Scott also earned third place in the 200-meter individual medley at 3:33.97.

In the 100-breaststroke, York captured second place with a time of 1:47.09. Sophomore Kaylea Mortensen secured third place in the breaststroke, timing in at 1:50.23.

Jones finished third in the 100-backstroke, clocking in at 1:33.26. Bohnet pulled into third place in the 200-freestyle, finishing the race in 3:11.80.

Relay highlights included a second-place finish for junior Matazi Landers, sophomore Evalyn Smith, freshman Eva Scherbel and junior Cambry Jenks in the 200-medley relay at 3:00.54.

Thompson, York, Jones and Levitt scooped up second place in the 400-freestyle relay, posting a time of 5:11.43. Sophomore Libby Olson, Walker, Scherbel and Rees took third place in the event, timing in at 5:40.24.

In the 200-freestyle relay, Levitt, Landers, sophomore Alyce Hayward and Runyan took third place at 2:31.03.

Additional Lyman Duel results

• 200-medley relay: Addison Kinnamon, Hayward, Chelsea Wright and Runyan in fourth place at 3:16.29 and Bryn Arne, Rees, Clairee Bingham and Mariaha Morgan in fifth at 3:23.69.

• 200-freestyle: Arne in fourth place at 3:14.67, Hayward in fifth at 3:24.12 and Morgan in sixth at 3:54.55.

• 200-individual medley: Scherbel in fourth place at 3:35.39.

• 50-freestyle: Thompson in fifth place at 34.52 seconds, Walker in sixth at 34.65, Olson in seventh at 35.24, Levitt in eighth at 35.31, Bingham in ninth at 36.59, Landers in 10th at 36.95, Runyan in 11th at 37.12, Mortensen in 14th at 38.00, Wright in 16th at 40.67, Kinnamon in 18th 40.67, Jenks in 19th at 41.15, Smith in 20th at 41.68, Francis in 21st at 43.99 and Anna Wexels in 22nd at 48.93.

• 100-freestyle: Olson in fifth place at 1:22.15, Scherbel in sixth at 1:22.81, Bingham in seventh at 1:23.36, Kinnamon in ninth at 1:33.97 and Wexels in 10th at 1:47.89.

• 400-freestyle: Arne in fourth place at 6:45.93, Jenks in fifth at 6:48.69 and Wright in seventh at 7:08.05.

• 200-freestyle relay: Smith, Mortensen, Kinnamon and Francis in fourth place at 2:47.95.

• 100-backstroke: York in fourth place at 1:34.04, Landers in fifth at 1:36.53, Rees in sixth at 1:39.89, Smith in seventh at 1:50.03 and Morgan in eighth at 1:59.11.

• 100-breaststroke: Runyan in fourth place at 1:50.41 and Jones in fifth at 1:50.82.

Adam Denton Memorial – results from finals

• 200-medley relay: Walker, Levitt, Jones and York in fourth place at 2:25.28.

• 200-freestyle: York in 12th place at 2:35.37.

• 200-individual medley: Jones in 12th place at 2:58.72.

• 50-freestyle: Walker in 12th place at 31.11 seconds.

• 100-butterfly: Jones in seventh place at 1:18.88 and Bohnet in ninth at 1:26.45.

• 100-freestyle: York in ninth place at 1:06.47.

• 500-freestyle: Rees in ninth place at 7:32.60 and Arne in 10th at 7:43.81.

• 200-freestyle relay: Thompson, Jones, Walker and York in fourth place at 2:04.17.

• 100-breaststroke: Walker in 10th place at 1:34.78 and Smith in 12th at 1:35.90.

• 400-freestyle relay: Thompson, Bingham, Kinnamon and Arne in fourth place at 5:17.48.