Wyoming HS Girls Swimming Spotlight: Berkeley Christensen [AUDIO]
There have been plenty of stars in the Campbell County Camels swim program over the years. The current leader is Berkeley Christensen.
She won two state titles, in the 200 freestyle and 100 butterfly, at last year’s state championships in Laramie. It helped a revived Camels program to a third-place finish in the team standings.
The sophomore has now picked up right where she left off. Christensen will again contend for a couple of titles at next month’s 2019 Wyoming High School Class 4A State Swimming and Diving Championships in Gillette. She’ll also be part of a couple of relays that will vie for a state crown, as well.
WyoPreps’ David Settle caught up with Christensen and Campbell County High School head coach Phil Rehard in the video above to discuss the 2019 season. Christensen described this year so far as “fun.” She talked about her goals, where she feels she’s at, her competition, how her team is, and more. The discussion with Coach Rehard was about Berkeley’s development from her freshman year to her sophomore season, her training, leadership, and how she’s helping the Camels.
Christensen has the second-best time in the five different events at the Class 4A level right now. They are in the 100, 200, and 500 freestyle races, the 200 individual medley, and the 100 butterfly. She has the third-best time in the 50 freestyle.
Campbell County, led by Berkeley, will host the big Gillette Invite this Saturday. Then, it’s off to the conference next week in Cheyenne before more training. The Class 4A State Championships are Nov. 8 and 9 at the Campbell County Aquatics Center in Gillette.