Wyoming High School Girls Swimming Week 1: Aug. 28-29, 2020
The girls’ high school swimming and diving season begins this weekend, and throughout the season meets are limited by teams and participants.
Under COVID restrictions, the big meets in one venue are gone for the 2020 season. The maximum number of teams at one competition is four, according to guidelines adopted by the Wyoming High School Activities Association (WHSAA). There is also a cap on the number of swimmers and divers that can compete and that is 80.
This means several meets will be taking place on Friday and Saturday to start a new season.
Friday, Aug. 28:
BUFFALO TRIANGULAR – Buffalo, Lander, Newcastle
Lander slips past the Bison in Buffalo. The Bison won six events, the Tigers won five, and Newcastle captured one.
GILLETTE RELAYS – Campbell County, Kelly Walsh, Sheridan, Thunder Basin
Kelly Walsh and Campbell County won 4 events, while Sheridan won 3. Kelly Walsh claims the team title.
LARAMIE RELAYS – Cheyenne Central, Cheyenne East, Cheyenne South, Laramie
Laramie won 8 of the relays and finished first in the team standings.
RAWLINS QUAD – Evanston, Lyman, Rawlins, Worland
Lyman goes 3-0 in duals. Brynlee Busskohl wins two events.
Saturday, Aug. 29:
BRUCE GRESLY PENTATHLON (IN LANDER) – Jackson, Lander, Sublette County
Lander's Ashlon Koch sweeps all five swim events at the Lander portion of the Bruce Gresly Pentathlon.
BRUCE GRESLY PENTATHLON (IN RIVERTON) – Kemmerer, Powell, Riverton, Worland
Powell won five of the six events. Lucia Harder and Elizabeth Liggett won two events apiece.
GILLETTE PENTATHLON – Buffalo, Campbell County, Sheridan, Thunder Basin
Buffalo's Erin Houseman wins 5 events, while Campbell County's Berkeley Christensen won 4.
GREEN RIVER PENTATHLON – Green River, Kelly Walsh, Natrona County
Green River's Lauren Jensen won the pentathlon and helped the Wolves win the team crown, as well.
LARAMIE PENTATHLON – Cheyenne Central, Cheyenne East, Cheyenne South, Laramie
Kira Brownell of Central won the combined. Laramie's Katie McPherson won two events in the varsity division.
RAWLINS PENTATHLON – Douglas, Lyman, Rawlins, Rock Springs
Lyman's Brynlee Busskohl won all five of the swim events in the pentathlon and had the top total combined time. Rock Springs finished first in the team race.