The Thunder Basin boys’ swimming and diving team have a pair of state qualifiers looking for state championships this weekend in Laramie.

Senior swimmer Caleb Carsrud and junior diver Isaiah Halliburton have been two of the top competitors all season.

Halliburton is the defending state champion in diving. He won last year’s state championship by nearly 15 points with a score of 444.30. During this 2020-21 season, Halliburton has the top score in a six-dive format with 454.45 earned at the Kelly Walsh-Buffalo Quad on Jan. 2, 2021. The junior enters state with the second-best 11-dive format score of 484.95.

WyoPreps spoke to Halliburton at the 4A Northeast Conference Championships in Gillette a couple of weeks ago. He talked about trying to defend his title, how different of a season it has been, his passion for diving, and looking forward to state, in the video above.

Carsrud is ranked in the top five of the 50 and 100 freestyle, as well as the top 15 of three more swim events. His top times in the two sprint freestyle races came at the conference meet a couple of weeks ago in Gillette.

That’s when WyoPreps talked with Carsrud about his chances at the state championships, how the season has gone, his background and passion for the sport, and what the competition will be like at the state meet.

Thunder Basin will compete at the Wyoming High School 4A Boys’ Swimming and Diving State Championships in Laramie on Thursday, Feb. 18, and Friday, Feb. 19.

 

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