LVHS Lady Tigers swim and dive details from Riverton Pre-Invite

Judges observe LVHS senior Li Platz prepare for a back dive in Riverton on Friday. h/t Susan Gray Gose

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LVHS Swimmers and Divers Tops Riverton Pre-Invite

By Susan Gray Gose

The Lady Tigers won only five of 12 events at the Riverton Pre-Invite on Friday, but the team’s depth could not be matched by the competition from Lyman and Riverton. Lander dominated the scoreboard with 427.5 points to runner-up Lyman’s 330.5 and Riverton’s 241.

Sophomore Ashlon Koch raced to a pair of wins for Lander in the 200-yard I.M. and the 100-yard backstroke. Her times were fast enough to place her at the top of the 3A-State ranking in the backstroke and second in the I.M. Senior Olivia Fowler added the only other individual win, taking first in the longest race, the 500-yard freestyle. Lander’s 200-yard freestyle relay (Leah Brown, Lillyan Hamilton, Lily Gose, and Koch) and 400 yard freestyle relay (Fowler, Brown, Gose, and Koch) took the other wins.

“It was nice seeing Lyman this weekend,” said Coach Shawna Morgan. “They have some quick kids, and I wanted to see how we stacked up against them and their relays. They weren’t swimming their strongest lineup–like us, they were going for qualifying times in other events. I was pleased with our performance.”

Morgan was also pleased with Lander’s divers, who placed 2nd (Tori Newton), 3rd (Grace Flint), 4th (Li Platz), 6th (Tanisha Hootch), and 7th (Skyler Woodruff). “I was really excited with our diving performances,” Morgan said. “Our divers get stronger every week.”

The team’s success came on top of increasingly difficult workouts. “Last week, we had some harder practices, so we can get in shape,” said Morgan. “It was our first week of dry land, and that left the girls pretty sore.”

The team travels to Cody for a quad-meet this Friday and onto Powell on Saturday for a larger invitational. “We’ve got two big meets coming up, and we’ll get to see Buffalo for the first time,” said Morgan. “They have some studs, so it should be fun.”

LVHS senior Grace Flint carries out a back somersault. h/t Cindy Stigers

Riverton Pre-Invite, Sept. 6, 2019:

Team Scores: Lander 427.5, 2. Lyman 330.5, 3. Riverton 241

200-Yard Medley Relay: 1. Lyman ‘A’ 2:02.19 (H. Harper, Bry. Busskohl, Bro. Busskohl, S. Parkinson) 2:02.19, 2. Lander ‘A’ 2:02.72 (O. Fowler, L. Duncan. M. McPherson. L. Hamilton), 4. Lander ‘B’ 2:12.78 (K. McPherson, M. Stigers, L. Platz, A. Nachazel), 5. Lander ‘C’ 2:21.16 (K. Brinda, J. Bautz, A. Reid, K. Plaisted), 11. Lander ‘D’ 2:50.86 (J. Baron, E. Fousek, M. Logan, K. Winn)

200-Yard Freestyle: 1. Kira Walk LYM 2:14.79, 2. Leah Brown LAN 2:23.52, 3. Lillyan Hamilton LAN 2:24.76, 8. Annabelle Nachazel LAN 2:42.75, 10. K. Plaisted LAN 3:00.04, 11. K. Winn LAN 3:00.61

200-Yard I.M.: 1. Ashlon Koch LAN 2:21.59, 3. Lainy Duncan LAN 2:34.01, 4. Makayla McPherson 2:34.28, 5. Kristen McPherson 2:46.17, 6. Asha Reid LAN 2:47.24, 7. Katelyn Brinda LAN 2:51.74, 11. Jessica Baron LAN 3:19.22

50-Yard Freestyle: 1. Josie Dike RIV 25.92, 2. Olivia Fowler LAN 26.64, 6. McKella Stigers LAN 29.64, 21. Karah Ratliff LAN 39.45, 12. Mia Cox LAN 40.32, 24. Emma Fousek LAN 42.79, 25. Ansley Else LAN 43.49

1-Meter Diving: 1. Elizabeth Pierson RIV 140.85, 2. Tori Newton LAN 113.30, 3. Grace Flint LAN 113.05, 4. (tie) Li Platz LAN 109.35, 6. Tanisha Hootch LAN 102.05, 7. Skyler Woodruff LAN 89.25

100-Yard Butterfly: 1. Harper Hewitt LYM 1:14.66, 2. Leah Brown LAN 1:21.29, 4. Jessica Baron LAN 1:41.65, 5. Madeline Logan LAN 1:42.02

100-Yard Freestyle: 1. Brynlee Busskohl LYM 58.36, 2. Lillyan Hamilton LAN 1:01.42, 4. Lainy Duncan LAN 1:04.40, 5. Li Platz LAN 1:05.99, 10. Jenny Bautz LAN 1:10.47, 11. Kristen McPherson LAN 1:10.79, 14. Divya Forbis LAN 1:14.71, 17. Kelsey Plaisted LAN 1:19.15, 20. Katrina Winn LAN 1:24.91, 23. Karah Ratliff LAN 1:32.31, 24. Mia Cox LAN 1:33.72

500-Yard Freestyle: 1. Olivia Fowler LAN 6:00.96, 2. Lily Gose LAN 6:12.41, 3. Makayla McPherson LAN 6:24.67, 5. McKella Stigers LAN 7:17.61

200-Yard Freestyle Relay: 1. Lander ‘A’ 1:52.35 (L. Brown, L. Hamilton, L. Gose, A. Koch), 3. Lander ‘B’ 2:03.22 (L. Platz, K. McPherson, M. McPherson, L. Duncan), 4. Lander ‘C’ (A. Nachazel, A. Reid, K. Brinda, J. Bautz), 8. Lander ‘C’ 2:27.00  (J. Baron, D. Forbis, E. Fousek, K. Plaisted), 10. Lander ‘E’ 2:56.22 (A. Else, K. Winn, K. Ratliff, M. Stigers)

100-Yard Backstroke: 1. Ashlon Koch LAN 1:03.05, 4. Asha Reid LAN 1:14.61, 6. Katelyn Brinda LAN 1:17.71, 13. Madeline Logan 1:31.41

100-Yard Breastroke: 1. Samantha Weston LYM 1:17.17, 3. Lily Gose LAN 1:23.04, 6. Divya Forbis LAN 1:33.83, 8. Emma Fousek LAN 1:44.14

400-Yard Freestyle Relay: Lander ‘A’ 4:10.21 (O. Fowler, L. Brown, L. Gose, A. Koch)

LVHS freshman Skyler Woodruff sores through the air in a tuck position. h/t Cindy Stigers

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