by nathan oster
Several swimmers from Greybull High School stepped up in the final week of competition before their conference meet in Cody, notching wins and cutting significant time in action Thursday in Rawlins and Friday in Worland.
Brianna Jolley, Kristen Collingwood, Felicia Aguilar, Morgan Haley and Skyler Wrage are swimming this season with the Worland Warriors, who are among the elite teams in a 3A division ruled by Jackson.
All but Wrage, who was ill, were in action last week.
On Thursday in Rawlins, Aguilar won the 100 breaststroke with a state qualifying time of 1:22.87. Collingwood was on the winning 200 medley relay (2:04.03) and the winning 200 free relay (1:51.86).
On Friday, Collingwood was on the winning and school record setting 200 medley relay (2:00.47). She also took second in the 100 free (1:00.21). Aguilar dropped over 3 seconds in the 200 individual medley (2:42.68) and dropped more time from Thursday in the 100 breast (1:22.39), good for second place. Haley took third in the 100 backstroke (1:15.95) and sixth in the 100 free (1:08.00), a personal record for her in that event. Jolley took first in the 100 butterfly (1:12.31), and dropped nearly a full second in the 200 free (2:25.42), taking third.
Jolley, the only senior from Greybull, was also honored prior to the dual with Cody.
“In all, Friday’s meet versus Cody saw a ton of great swims for all of the girls on the team,” said Coach Mike Blissett. “We’re excited because these results will give us the momentum we need to finish the season incredibly strong.
“The girls have worked hard this season and the payoff comes this week at conference.”