Jolley, Dietrich earn all-state honors

by nathan oster

The girls swimming season ended on a high note for the Worland Warriors, who got big contributions from three Greybull High School students, Brianna Jolley, Elizabeth Dietrich and Brittany Butz.

“The team did awesome,” said Coach Kim Wyman, whose team ranked fifth out of 12 teams in the 3A competition. Amazing, considering she took just seven athletes, five of whom made finals.  Jackson, which won it, had 22 swimmers who made finals.

“It boiled down to a numbers game,” she said of the fifth-place finish.  “But on an individual account, we had many successes.”

Carolyn Kennedy and Saydria Russell paced the Warriors, as they have done all season long.  But Jolley and Dietrich, in particular, played big supporting roles.  Jolley took 10th in the 100 butterfly, with a season-best time of 1:08.73.

Both girls were on Worland’s “amazing” two relay teams, which placed second and earned all-state honors in the 200 freestyle and third in the 400 freestyle race.  The latter made Lady Warrior history, turning in the fastest relay time to date in that that event.

Speaking of the Greybull trio, all of whom qualified for state competition, Wyman echoed what she’s been saying all year long: “Thos girls are wonderful, and we are glad they came down to join us.”