Green River Grabs the 3A Girls State Swim Title [VIDEOS]
The Green River Wolves won their first girls’ state swimming and diving state championship in 43 years on Saturday in Laramie.
Green River used their depth and won four events to capture their first crown since 1977. The Wolves won the championship with 282 team points. Cody finished runner-up with 193 points. Powell took third place with 188 points.
3A Athlete of the Meet Lauren Jensen, a senior from Green River, won the 50 freestyle in a time of 24.69 seconds. She also finished first place in the 100 backstroke in 58.51 seconds. Jensen was the only swimmer under one minute in the backstroke.
Jensen spoke to WyoPreps about her performance this weekend, plus what helped her to win her races, the team victory, and more.
The other individual event win came from junior Hailey Uhrig, who knocked of the defending champ in the 100 breaststroke. Uhrig won the race in 1:05.00. Her margin was 0.76 over Brynlee Busskohl from Lyman.
Green River also won the first event of the finals, the 200 medley relay. The winning time was 1:50.24.
Wolves’ head coach Colleen Seiloff, who was named the 3A Coach of the Year, also talked with WyoPreps about her team’s title. She touched on the key to their success all season long, this weekend, Jensen’s performance in the meet, her seniors, and more.
Two other swimmers were double-event winners in the 3A championships. Buffalo’s Makenna Lambert and Cody’s Tara Joyce.
Lambert won the 200 individual medley race in 2:13.61. Her margin was over three seconds. She also touched the wall first in the 100 freestyle in 53.23 seconds.
Joyce, who broke the state record in both distance freestyle events earlier this year, won both the 200 and 500 freestyle races at the state meet. In the 200 free, Joyce went 1:57.67. For the 500, her winning time ended up at 5:27.84.
Other event wins belonged to Sublette County senior Isabella Romasko in diving and Busskohl of Lyman in the butterfly race. Romasko won her first diving state title with a total of 353.45 points. Busskohl won the fly in 59.70 seconds. She was the only swimmer under one-minute in that event.
Buffalo set a new Class 3A state record with their victory in the 200 freestyle relay. The time was 1:40.69 and nearly four seconds ahead of second place.
Cody won the final event, the 400 free relay, with a time of 3:43.72. That pushed the Fillies into second place in the team race.
The 3A Athlete of the Year honor was shared by Joyce from Cody and Newcastle’s Hannah Gross.