Cheyenne Central senior swimmer Kira Brownell capped off her career in style with two state titles and a special honor at the 4A Girls’ State Swim meet in Gillette.

Brownell was named the 4A Athlete of the Year for girls’ swimming and diving in 2021.

The senior had the fastest time in the state in the 100 backstroke race (58.83 seconds) and 200 individual medley race (2:12.96) in Class 4A entering the postseason. Brownell was also top six in the six other swimming events.

At the 4A state championships, Brownell captured first place in the 50 freestyle in 23.67 seconds. Later in the meet, she won the 100 backstroke race in 56.00 seconds, which was only .04 off the state record. She also swam the leadoff leg on Central’s 200 medley relay and the anchor leg on their 400 freestyle relay. The Indians took second place in both of those relays.

In the video above, WyoPreps spoke with Brownell after the 4A state swim meet concluded last Saturday in Gillette. The senior discussed winning two individual titles, the near state record, an apparently unexpected award, and more.

On Monday, the Wyoming Coaches Association announced the all-state awards for the 2021 season. Brownell earned the third all-state honor of her high school career.

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