Cheyenne Central’s Kira Brownell Selects New Mexico State for Swimming
Cheyenne Central senior Kira Brownell chose New Mexico State for her college destination and to continue her swimming career.
Brownell was a three-time all-state performer in the pool for the Indians.
She capped her career with a pair of state titles on Nov. 6, 2021, at the 4A girls’ state championship meet in Gillette. Brownell won both the 50 freestyle race (23.67 seconds) and the 100 backstroke race (56.00).
Kira was also named the 4A Athlete of the Year in girls’ swimming. Entering the state meet, she has the fastest times in the state in the 100 backstroke race and 200 IM race. Brownell also had top six times in the other six swimming events.
The senior broke through with her two state titles this fall. Brownell also never finished outside the top three in an individual event over the last three years of her prep career. She was the runner-up at the 4A girl's state swim meet in the backstroke race in both 2019 and 2020, and Kira took third in the 50 freestyle those same two years. Brownell swam on five relays that placed second at state in the last three years.
New Mexico State University is in Las Cruces, NM. The Aggies are members of the Western Athletic Conference. Rick Pratt serves as the head coach. New Mexico State was second at last season’s WAC Championships with a school record of 619 team points.
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