Gillette’s Berkeley Christensen Stars at the 4A Girls State Swim Meet [VIDEO]
With four titles, a state record, and special honor, Campbell County senior Berkeley Christensen’s performance at the 4A Girls State Swim meet wasn’t too shabby.
Christensen went out on top in two individual events and two relays. The senior from Gillette won the 200 IM race in 2:07.56. Her time was 0.31 seconds off a state record set in 2009. Later in the meet, she touched the wall first in the 100 butterfly race and got a state record of 55.62 seconds. That eclipsed the old time of 56.01 from 2010.
Christensen also helped the Camels win the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:47.94, as Campbell County held off Cheyenne Central. They also took first place in the 200 freestyle relay. The Camels had a time of 1:38.35 and held off Laramie in the relay.
For her efforts, Christensen was named the 4A Athlete of the Meet at her home pool.
WyoPreps visited with Berkeley after the championships were finished last Saturday. The senior spoke about her two wins, the state record, receiving the special award, and more.
Entering the championships, the senior ranked in the top six of seven of the eight swimming events. Christensen had the best time in the fly of 59.09 seconds, which means she dropped over three seconds off her season-best time in the 4A finals last Saturday.
With Monday’s announcement of all-state girls’ swimming & diving honors by the Wyoming Coaches Association, Christensen became a four-time award winner.