Panther girls’ swimming opens with strong showing

Karhu breaks school record for six dives

Posted 9/3/20

The Powell High School girls’ swimming and diving team traveled to Riverton for its first competition on Saturday, excelling in the season-opening event.

Leading the way was senior diver …

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Panther girls’ swimming opens with strong showing

Karhu breaks school record for six dives

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The Powell High School girls’ swimming and diving team traveled to Riverton for its first competition on Saturday, excelling in the season-opening event.

Leading the way was senior diver Emma Karhu, who won the 1-meter six-dive category with a score of 280.75 in Riverton. That was her new personal best and the new PHS record, breaking the old one set by Lindsay Bischoff in 2002 (237.85).

“[Emma] made smithereens of the school six dive record,” PHS head coach Bob Smartt said. “Breaking the old record by 42 points is stunning.”

At the Riverton Pentathlon, Powell competed with Kemmerer, Worland and Riverton. With COVID-19 restrictions limiting how many teams can compete per meet, three other schools (Lander, Jackson and Pinedale) competed at Lander, in coordination with Riverton.

Of the six total events, the Panthers took first place in five of them among the four teams at the Riverton pool. The Panthers set 29 personal bests, and 11 athletes achieved 24 qualifying times for the Class 3A State Meet.

In the 100 fly, sophomore Lucia Harder finished in first place with a time of 1:04.89. Three other Panthers — Addison Moretti, Emma Mitchell and Sydney Legler — finished in the top five.

Lucia Harder also finished first in the 100 backstroke at 1:07.76. Her teammate, sophomore Grace Sapp, finished second with a time of 1:10.41.

Senior Elizabeth Liggett won the 50 freestyle, posting a time of 27.12. Seven of the top 10 finishers in the event hailed from PHS. She also had the Panthers’ best time in the 100 breaststroke, finishing second in Riverton at 1:19.66.

In the 100 freestyle, Liggett topped the field once again, logging a time of 59.34.

The Panthers’ next meet will take place in Cody at 2 p.m. Friday, where they will look to build on their success at a four-team event.

“Depth will again be our strong suit this year,” Smartt said. “We should have one of the largest contingents at 3A State.”

    

Results from the Riverton Pentathlon

100 Fly

1. Lucia Harder 1:04.89

3. Addison Moretti 1:10.03

4. Emma Mitchell 1:10.06

5. Sydney Legler 1:11.87

6. Grace Harder 1:13.11

8. Kiyoko Hayano 1:13.48

9. Elizabeth Liggett 1:13.66

10. Croix Tryon 1:17.32

12. Paige Thomas 1:17.59

13. Madison Lowery 1:17.63

14. Charlee Brence 1:17.72

21. Dakota Hansen 1:24.89

22. Azurdey Burton 1:25.55

23. Gabby Paterson 1:26.01

24. Baylee Brence 1:26.30

27. Emma Brence 1:28.29

29. Sarah Miller 1:30.57

36. Kathryn Brence 1:39.81

45. Colette Sanders 1:52.54

 

100 Back

1. Lucia Harder 1:07.76

2. Grace Sapp 1:10.41

3. Elizabeth Liggett 1:10.85

5. Madison Lowery 1:12.36

8. Grace Harder 1:13.08

9. Emma Mitchell 1:13.12

10. Addison Moretti 1:13.16

12. Kiyoko Hayano 1:15.10

14. Paige Thomas 1:16.56

16. Sydney Legler 1:17.06

17. Lilyan Halter 1:17.67

19. Dakota Hansen 1:20.05

21. Azurdey Burton 1:20.10

22. Baylee Brence 1:20.55

29. Aubree Fisher 1:26.29

30. Croix Tryon 1:26.32

34. Emma Brence 1:26.98

37. Colette Sanders 1:28.92

38. Charlee Brence 1:29.05

42. Kathryn Brence 1:30.34

47. Katie Beavers 1:39.05

53. Rebekah Hendershot 1:48.34

 

50 Free

1. Elizabeth Liggett 27.12

2. Madison Lowery 27.45

3. Lucia Harder 27.48

4. Emma Mitchell 27.80

6. Addison Moretti 28.54

9. Kiyoko Hayano 29.01

10. Lilyan Halter 29.18

11. Sydney Legler 29.19

15. Croix Tryon 30.32

17. Kylie Kahl 30.44

20. Paige Thomas 30.75

21. Dakota Hansen 30.76

27. Grace Sapp 31.77

28. Grace Harder 31.79

29. Baylee Brence 31.88

35. Azurdey Burton 32.91

37. Oliva Halter 33.09

38. Charlee Brence 33.50

40. Aubree Fisher 34.14

48. Emma Brence 35.71

49. Colette Sanders 36.12

53. Sarah Miller 36.81

55. Kathryn Brence 37.17

57. Katie Beavers 40.01

58. Rebekah Hendershot 41.12

60. Emma Bucher 42.64

 

100 Breast

2. Elizabeth Liggett 1:19.66

3. Lucia Harder 1:20.38

4. Emma Mitchell 1:21.14

7. Kiyoko Hayano 1:25.43

8. Addison Moretti 1:25.66

10. Grace Sapp 1:27.33

12. Grace Harder1:28.12

13. Madison Lowery 1:28.21

14. Aubree Fisher 1:29.04

15. Kathryn Brence 1:29.13

17. Dakota Hansen 1:30.76

18. Paige Thomas 1:30.93

25. Croix Tryon 1:32.88

28. Sydney Legler 1:35.42

31. Emma Brence 1:40.40

33. Baylee Brence 1:41.48

36. Charlee Brence 1:43.86

38. Emma Bucher 1:47.07

40. Colette Sanders 1:51.34

43. Lilyan Halter 1:51.93

 

100 Free

1. Elizabeth Liggett 59.34

2. Lucia Harder 1:01.00

3. Sydney Legler 1:02.74

4. Kiyoko Hayano 1:03.42

6. Addison Moretti 1:04.04

7. Emma Mitchell 1:04.51

9. Madison Lowery 1:04.54

10. Lilyan Halter 1:05.40

15. Grace Harder 1:09.28

16. Croix Tryon 1:09.43

20. Paige Thomas 1:10.62

22. Dakota Hansen 1:11.43

24. Azurdey Burton 1:11.58

26. Grace Sapp 1:11.89

28. Baylee Brence 1:12.13

31. Charlee Brence 1:16.36

38. Aubree Fisher 1:19.44

41. Emma Brence 1:21.26

48. Kathryn Brence 1:25.08

51. Colette Sanders 1:26.65

53. Sarah Miller 1:28.51

55. Katie Beavers 1:30.96

57. Rebekah Hendershot 1:34.09

58. Emma Bucher 1:43.03

 

1 Meter 6 Dives

1. Emma Karhu 280.75

3. Kami Jensen 171.10

5. Taycee Walker 138.00

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