Swimmers cut time, find success in pool

by nathan oster

The five Greybull High School students who swim with the Worland Warriors can all find some things to be proud of after a busy weekend in the pool.

All of them cut time in at least one event, as the Warriors hosted Buffalo on Friday before traveling to Gillette for a high-powered invitational on Saturday that attracted most if not all of the top swimmers in the state.

Kristen Collingwood set the pace in both competitions. A freshman, she won three events at the dual, taking first in the 100 butterfly (1:07.77) and swimming on Worland’s pace-setting 200 freestyle relay team (1:55.88) and 400 freestyle relay team (4:22.9). She also added a second in the 200 freestyle, finishing in 2:17.01.

Saturday she contributed 18 team points for the Warriors, who placed 10th in a crowded field. Collingwood was fifth in the 200 free relay, eighth in the 100 fly, ninth in the 400 free relay and 18th in the 200 free.

Brianna Jolley earned a second in the 200 medley relay, a second in the 100 fly, a third in the 200 individual medley and a third in the 400 freestyle relay against Buffalo and cut time in two of her three events in Gillette.

Elizabeth Dietrich also cut time in two events in Gillette in addition to earning a fourth in the 20 medley relay, a fourth in the 50 free, a second in the 200 freestyle relay and a fifth in the 100 breaststroke in the Buffalo dual.

Felicia Aguilar placed second in the 200 freestyle relay, third in the 400 freestyle relay and fifth in the 100 freestyle in the Buffalo dual. She cut time in one event in Gillette.

Joslyn Smith cut time in both of her individual events in Gillette and contributed a sixth in the 200 individual medley and a sixth in the 100 breaststroke in the Buffalo dual.