Three state records fell at the Wyoming girls high school state meet, which took place Friday, Nov. 1 and Saturday Nov. 2 in Gillette. In class 3A, for the state’s smaller schools, Jackson Hole High School smashed three state records en route to the team championship. Of the larger schools, grouped in class 4A, Campbell County High School took home its third win in the past four seasons.
Jackson Hole High School won all three relays and got two individual wins from senior Connor Tarver to pick up the 3A title. Tarver shattered the state record in the 100 back with a time of 57.62. She also won the 200 IM (2:12.34) and was a member of two winning relays.
In the 200 medley relay, the team of Tarver, Avery MacFarland, Alanna DeMuro, and Elsa Smith broke a state record with a winning time of 1:52.59. Jackson Hole’s 200 free relay broke a state record of its own – the team of Kiana Phelps, Jaime Pardee, Smith, and Kelly Krause went 1:41.47 en route to the win. Finally, the 400 free relay of Phelps, Pardee, Krause, and Tarver won another state title (3:42.94) on the last event of the meet.
Buffalo senior Hannah Chapin won both sprint freestyle races, the 50 free in 24.53 and the 100 in 53.39. Her teammate and fellow senior Gracie Meacham won diving with a score of 386.40, helping Buffalo to a third place finish.
Sophomore Amanda Tracy won the 200 free in 1:59.79 for team runner-up Powell.
Other event winners included Worland High School junior Carolyn Kennedy in the 100 fly (1:02.34), Lander junior Morgan Gramlich in the 500 free (5:27.64), and Sublette County junior Sonya Legerski in the 100 breast (1:13.16).
1. Jackson Hole 351.5
2. Powell 163
3. Buffalo 134
4. Lander 132.5
5. Worland 103
Three event titles powered Campbell County to the class 4A championship. Sophomore Katie Carsrud won the 500 free in 5:24.96 to give the team it’s first title, but coach Josh Bott’s crew ultimately put the meet on ice by winning the final two events. First sophomore Annie Waldum dominated the 100 breast by over a second and a half, winning in 1:07.54. Then Campbell County’s 400 free relay sealed the meet with a 3:44.85 to win the final event. The relay consisted of Sunshine Roberts, Emmalee Carsrud, Sage Riss, and Rylie Pilon.
Kelly Walsh High School junior Iliana Jones provided some fireworks, winning two events and narrowly missing a state record in the 200 IM. Her time of 2:07.62 won the event by nearly ten seconds. She also added a 100 free victory, going 52.20.
Cheyenne East was the runner-up. Junior Abby Urban won the 200 free handily in 1:58.17 and added a second-place finish in the 100 back. Fellow junior Hally Jankovski picked up the 100 fly win (1:01.86) for Cheyenne East. Urban and Jankovsky teamed up with Erica Sall and Brianda Johnson to win the 200 free relay (1:43.17), touching out Campbell County by just .01.
Sheridan High School senior Emily Spiegelberg went 58.72 to win the 100 back and led off the state championship 200 medley relay, which finished in 1:51.36. Spiegelberg was joined on the relay by Gretchen Dougherty, Mackenzie Dougherty, and Payton Brilz.
Other event winners were Cheyenne Central senior Taylor Segrave in the 50 free (24.80) and Laramie sophomore Ryleigh Kobbe in diving (417.35).
1. Campbell County 280
2. Cheyenne East 199
3. Sheridan 187
4. Laramie 184.5
5. Cheyenne Central 140