A night dominated by seniors saw Kelly Walsh High School win the Wyoming Boys Class 4A (big schools) state title over the weekend.
Kelly Walsh opened up the night with a victory in the 200 medley relay, led by a veteran team of junior Colin O’Neill, senior Remington Wagner, senior Talon Marquard and junior Jeremy Young. The foursome went 1:37.58, narrowly beating Campbell County by about a half second.
Young would go on to win two events individually. The junior paced the 200 IM (1:56.05) by a longshot, and took the 100 free in a great race with Cheyenne East’s Ben Wisdorf. Wisdorf, a senior coming off a 21.36 win in the 50 free, pushed Young right down to the finish, but it was Young who got the touch 46.61 to 46.63.
But as a junior, Young was the outlier on a night when 6 of 9 individual events went to seniors. A pair of veterans came down with double individual wins to rival Young’s.
Rock Springs was the closest competitor to Kelly Walsh as a team, finishing just over 50 points back, and they got double distance wins from senior Kayden Harbison. Harbison was 1:43.12 to power away with the 200 free, then added a 4:42.00 win in the 500 free later on.
Also doubling was Laramie’s Connor Petty, who won the 100 fly (53.28) and 100 back (52.61). Petty also led off the Laramie 200 free relay that won gold in 1:30.04.
Other event winners:
- Campbell County took third as a team, getting a pair of individual wins. The first was from senior diver Tyler Klamm, who scored 400.95 points to pace 1-meter.
- His teammate Trevor Morton topped the 100 breast to close the individual lineup, going 1:01.63.
- Campbell County also won the 400 free relay at the end of the night, getting a 3:15.18 from Noah Beaver, Conner Baldacci, Taylor Knottnerus and Ty Conklin.
Top 5 Teams
- Kelly Walsh – 253
- Rock Springs – 200
- Campbell County – 192
- Laramie – 187
- Cheyenne East – 158