The Jackson Hole High School girls made their mark at the 2015 Wyoming 3A state championships this past weekend, putting up a total of 337 points to run away with a big victory.
With a total of four individual wins and a victory in the 200 medley relay, the Jackson Hole team had a commanding lead, defeating Worland High School by 143 points. Worland managed to finish second overall with 194 points over Lander’s 178.
What separated Worland and Lander were the relays where the Worland ladies were on fire, taking titles in both the 200 freestyle relay and the 400 freestyle relay.
In the 200 freestyle relay they weren’t far off the 3A state record of 1:41.47 set by Jackson Hole in 2013, putting up a very solid showing of 1:41.92.
Worland also had two individual champions: Saydria Russell and Ellyse Russell. The older of the two sisters, Saydria, took home a win in the 200 freestyle. Freshman Ellyse won the 50 free in 25.17 after taking the second seed to Jackson Hole’s Alanna DeMuro after prelims.
Although DeMuro wasn’t able to hold on for the 50 freestyle win, she did manage to dominate the 100 fly. There, she put up a time of 58.91 falling just short of the 58.47 time she swam in prelims. Both swims were just shy of the 58.41 meet record.
Her teammates followed her strong swim with two more individual wins. Rylan Tepe won the 500 freestyle in 5:31.74 and Hannah Clancy won the 100 back in 1:01.10.
Prior to DeMuro’s swim Rachel Ablondi of Jackson Hole won the 1 meter diving event.
Amanda Tracy of Powell High School and Miranda Williams of Cody High School were the only two swimmers to win events who weren’t from a school that finished first or second overall. Tracy won the 200 IM and Williams won the 100 breaststroke.