Lady Panthers swim to win against Cody, second at Pinedale

Miner third on HOF board in backstroke

Posted

The Powell High School girls’ swimming and diving team continued its march to the postseason over the weekend, winning duals against Cody and Riverton and finishing second at the Pinedale Invitational.

Lady Panthers 105, Cody 73

At last Tuesday’s dual against Cody, the Lady Panthers swam well in front of the Homecoming crowd, recording 23 personal best performances en route to a 105-73 win.

Powell was led by Caitlyn Miner, Sidney O’Brien, Madison Lowery, Katrina Twitchell and Elizabeth Liggett. Miner continued her assault on the Hall of Fame board, taking over third place in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:03.37 in winning the event. Miner also won the diving portion of the competition.

“Her [Miner] 1:03.37 swim in the 100 backstroke was an impressive swim in her weakest stroke and a personal best by 4.6 seconds,” said PHS head coach Bob Smartt. “She now has seven individual rankings on the Hall of Fame list.”

O’Brien was also a double winner on the day, taking the 200 IM (2:43.32) in a come-from-behind victory over Cody’s best swimmer Megan Boysen, and the 500 free (6:37.09) in state qualifying time.

Madison Lowery won the 50 free in an unsuited time of 27.56. Katrina Twitchell, in a suited race, won the 100 butterfly in 1:12.23.

“Katrina’s time was a 14-second improvement in a race that she seldom swims,” Smartt said. Elizabeth Liggett had a breakthrough swim in winning the 100 free over Boysen in 1:00.11, a personal best by 2.9 seconds.

“Elizabeth has trained hard in practice, swimming a boatload of 50 free repeats in 32 seconds both on USPRT [Ultra Short Race Pace Training] and distance group sets. Hard training pays off,” Smartt said. The coach noted that Liggett was joined in the team’s 1-3-4 finish in the 100 free by Madison Lowery (1:01.68) and Anna Fuller (1:03.03), who also recorded “significant personal bests.”

Pinedale Invitational

At the Pinedale Invitational on Saturday, the Lady Panthers claimed two first-place finishes and two second-place finishes, finishing second overall in the seven-team event with a score of 247 points. Lander finished in the top spot with a score of 326.

Powell’s Emma Karhu and Madison Lowery were the two first-place finishers, with Karhu winning the diving event and Lowery the 100 freestyle. Lowery also placed fourth in the 50 freestyle and fourth as part of the 200 freestyle relay, along with teammates Liggett, Anna Fuller and Addison Moretti.

The 200 medley relay team of O’Brien, Rachel Kuntz, Ashlyn Aguirre and Lowery finished second with a time of 2:09.04. Liggett finished second in the 500 freestyle with a time of 6:03.08 and third in the 200 freestyle with a time of 2:15.31.

O’Brien had an outstanding meet, finishing 11th in the 50 freestyle, third in the 100 backstroke and fifth as part of the 400 freestyle medley team, along with teammates Liggett, Fuller and Moretti.

In individual events, Moretti finished fifth in the 200 freestyle and sixth in the 500 freestyle.

Powell vs. Cody Results

Powell 105, Cody 73

200 Medley Relay

1. Sidney O’Brien, Caitlyn Miner, Katrina Twitchell, Madison Lowery 2:03.95, 3. Kylie Kahl, Elizabeth Liggett, Rachel Kuntz, Emma Karhu 2:18.80

200 Freestyle

2. Anna Fuller 2:18.60, 3. Addison Moretti 2:20.86, 5. Grace Harder 2:33.16, 8. Colette Sanders 2:58.32, 9. Natali Dillivan 3:17.13

200 IM

1. Sidney O’Brien 2:43.32, 2. Ashlyn Aguirre 2:43.41, 5. Lauren Lejeune 2:58.20, 6. Dakota Hansen 2:59.76

50 Freestyle

1. Madison Lowery 27.56, 3. Rachel Kuntz 30.14, 5. Delainey Rayment 30.67, 7. Emma Karhu 31.73, 9. Taycee Walker 33.21, 10. Maddi Hackenberg 33.26, 11. Charlotte Wilson 34.69, 12. Sarah Hampton 36.44, 14. Hannah Hawley 46.28

1 Mtr Diving

1. Caitlyn Miner 187.05, 2. Maddi Hackenberg 168.90, 3. Emma Karhu 153.15, 4. Taycee Walker 123.90, Delainey Rayment 116.65, 6. Kylie Kahl 105.20

100 Butterfly

1. Katrina Twitchell 1:12.23, 2. Addison Moretti 1:17.13, 5. Grace Harder 1:25.11, 7. Jaunita Martinez 2:04.13

100 Freestyle

1. Elizabeth Liggett 1:00.11, 3. Madison Lowery 1:01.68, 4. Anna Fuller 1:03.03, 10. Dakota Hansen 1:15.52

500 Freestyle

1. Sidney O’Brien 6:37.09, 3. Rachel Kuntz 7:11.46, 5. Lauren Lejeune 7:36.22

200 Freestyle Relay

1. Addison Moretti, Anna Fuller, Katrina Twitchell, Madison Lowery 1:54.83, 3. Dakota Hansen, Grace Harder, Emma Karhu, Delainey Rayment 2:10.37

100 Backstroke

1. Caitlyn Miner 1:03.37, 3. Ashlyn Aguirre 1:15.62, 4. Kylie Kahl 1:19.37, 5. Charlotte Wilson 1:30.58, 6. Natalie Dillivan 1:36.22, 7. Jaunita Martinez 1:52.07

100 Breaststroke

2. Anna Fuller 1:21.12, 3. Rachel Kuntz 1:25.83, 5. Grace Harder 1:33.97, 6. Emma Karhu 1:35.37, 8. Colette Sanders 1:41.77

400 Freestyle Relay

2. Katrina Twitchell, Addison Moretti, Elizabeth Liggett, Sidney O’Brien 4:12.00, 3. Ashlyn Aguirre, Lauren Lejeune, Madison Lowery, Anna Fuller 4:38.75, 4. Dakota Hansen, Lily Halter, Maddi Hackenberg, Taycee Walker 5:14.48

Pinedale Invitational

Team Scores

1. Lander 326, 2. Powell 247, 3. Sublette 226. 4. Lyman 155, 5. Evanston 143, 6. Kemmerer 110, 7. Riverton 83

200 Medley Relay

2. Sidney O’Brien, Rachel Kunyz, Ashylyn Aguirre, Madison Lowery 2:09.04

200 Freestyle

3. Elizabeth Liggett 2:15.31, 5. Addison Moretti 2:17.88

200 IM

7. Rachel Kuntz 2:39.57, 9. Anna Fuller 2:41.83, 20. Colette Sanders 3:36.41

50 Freestyle

4. Madison Lowery 27.84, 11. Sidney O’Brien 28.60, 15. Emma Karhu 29.28, 19. Lily Halter 30.89, 31. Charlotte Wilson 35.71, 38. Sarah Hampton 39.12, 40. Jaunita Martinez 42.92

1Mtr Diving

1. Emma Karhu 295.50, 4. Taycee Walker 187.15, 5. Delainey Rayment 180.65, 7. Kylie Kahl 144.25

100 Butterfly

3. Ashlyn Aguirre 1:11.36, 10. Grace Harder 1:24.07, 13. Dakota Hansen 1:37.06

100 Freestyle

1. Madison Lowery 1:02.52, 15. Lily Halter 1:10.32, 30. Hannah Hawley 1:49.21

500 Freestyle

2. Elizabeth Liggett 6:03.08, 6. Addison Moretti 6:24.55, 7. Anna Fuller 6:25.59, 14. Grace Harder 6:44.70

200 Freestyle Relay

4. Madison Lowery, Elizabeth Liggett, Anna Fuller, Addison Moretti 1:55.99, 10. Dakota Hansen, Emma Karhu, Lily Halter, Delainey Rayment 2:08.75

100 Backstroke

3. Sidney O’Brien 1:11.42, 7. Ashlyn Aguirre 1:15.28, 13. Kylie Kahl 1:19.84

Comments