The Riverton girls continue to improve with seven swimmers and divers already meeting the qualifying standard for the state championships in 19 events.
The Lady Wolverines hosted a quad meet with Lander, Evanston, and Rawlins last Thursday at the Riverton Aquatic Center, with Riverton beating Evanston and Rawlins in dual competition but losing to cross-county rival Lander. Lander swept all of their duals.
“They all dropped a lot of time, in almost every single race,” Riverton head coach Kristi Spriggs said. “It’s awesome to see that in the middle of the season. It shows our technique work is improving.”
Riverton has the largest group of girls out for swimming in several seasons and they’ve shown flexibility in the events they’re competing in.
“They’re all swimming races they weren’t expecting to swim,” Spriggs said. “We’re going for maximum qualifications in as many events as we can.”
The state meet is in Gillette in four weeks and Spriggs has the final workouts of the season planned to maximize state performance.
“We’re going to peak out in the next week or so, then start our resting process, taper, and head into the last chance,” She said.
Spriggs is hoping for at least nine qualifiers.
The dual nature of the meet was done entirely on the computer with the top three swimmers and divers in each event placed against each other.
The computer scores six places, with three going to each team. If a team has three girls with faster times in an event, it is scored 1-2-3 for that team, with the highest placers from the other team scored as 4-5-6.
It’s not a true dual meet, but it provides a gauge of how teams are proceeding throughout the season.
Riverton girls who have qualified for state so far are, Pressly Barta in four events, Chloe Smith also in four, and Amelia Tate in five.
Kendell Vincent qualified in three events, and Stella Phisterer and Briana Sweeney qualified in diving.
“Julianne Spradlin qualified in the 100 freestyle and she should end up with at least three more events,” Spriggs said.
Some swimmers and divers are very close to meeting the mark and have a few more meets to make the standard.
“Addie Peart was only three points off in diving and .11 in qualifying in the backstroke,” Spriggs said. “She dropped four seconds to get there.”
Gillette this weekend Friday and Saturday.
Lander 239 Evanston 173
Lander 232 Rawlins 166
Lander 239 Riverton 193
Riverton 221 Evanston 191
Riverton 203 Rawlins 195.
Rawlins 197 Evanston 192
200-Yard Medley Relay: 1. Rawlins 2:08.84, 2. Riverton (Kendall Vincent, Prestley Barta, Amelia Tate, Juliane Spradlin) 2:20.38
200-Yard Freestyle: 1. Katy Anderson, LAN 2:06.94, 3. Prestley Barta, RIV 2:20.32, 5. Arianna Applegate, LAN, 2:25.05, 7. Lillian Nowland, RIV 2:31.11
200-Yard Individual Medley: 1. Chayse Denton, LAN 2:34.03, Cira Hampton, LAN 2:38.16, 4. Amelia Tate, RIV 2:40.58, 5. Kendall Vincent, RIV 2:45.23, 6. Stella Pfisterer, RIV 2:48.42
50-Yard Freestyle: 1. Josey Johnson, LAN 26.82, 3. Emily Anderson, LAN 27.19, 4. Emma Jones, LAN, 27.38, 5. Daegan Reinhardt, LAN 27.45, 6. Emily Plaisted, LAN 28.61, 7. Julian Spradlin, RIV 28.84
One Meter Diving: 1. Rachel Johnson, EVN 234.80, 4. Addison Peart, RIV 147.30, 5. Brittney Sweeney, RIV 135.05, 6. Brianna Else, LAN 117.20, 7. Madi Clancy, LAN 112.50
100-Yard Butterfly: 1. Isabella Chavez, RAW 1:10.01, 3. Emila Hou-Carleton, LAN 1:17.66, 4. Chloe Smith, RIV 1:19.29, 6. Stella Phisterer, RIV 1:26.25, 8. Kimi Salway-One Horn, LAN 1:33.81
100-Yard Freestyle: 1. Lara Robertson, LAN 57.55, 2. Josey Johnson, LAN 1:00.82, 5. Kendall Vincent, RIV 1:05.08, 7, Cira Hampton, LAN 1:05.23, 8. Lillian Nowland, RIV 1:05.96
500-Yard Freestyle: 1. Emily Plaisted, LAN 6:22.13, 3. Liv Ooten, LAN 6:31.28, 4. Prestley Barta, RIV 6:37.97, 5. Amelia Tate, RIV 6:40.94, 7. Morgan Hill, LAN 6:56.98
200-Yard Freestyle Relay: 1. Lander (Josey Johnson, Emily Anderson, Daegan Reinhardt, Lara Robertson) 1:48, 3. Lander B (Cira Hampton, Emilia Hou-Carleton, Arianna Applegate, Katy Anderson) 1:56.59, 5. Riverton (Addison Peart, Stella Pfisterer, Chloe Smith, Lillian Nowland) 2:04.78, 6. Lander D (Ella Giesmann, Adlyn Even, Liv ooten, Kurri Parker) 6. Lander C (Madi Clancy, Demyri Cunningham, Maizy Delbridge, Chayse Denton) 2:12.34
100-Yard Backstroke: 1. Katy Anderson, LAN 1:02.22, 2. Emma Jones, LAN 1:07.40, 3. Lara Robertson, LAN 1:08.83, 5. Addison Peart, RIV 1:13.67, 6. Julianne Spradlin, RIV 1:19.72, 7. Sierra Selley, LAN 1:20.00, 8. Ella Giesmann, LAN 1:21.13
100-Yard Breaststroke: 1. Emily Anderson, LAN 1:13.22, 4. Chayse Denton, LAN 1:22.08, 5. Ruby Johnson, LAN 1:25.28, 6. Chloe Smith, RIV 1:26.47, 8. Morgan Hill, LAN 1:33.36
400-Yard Freestyle Relay: 1. Lander (Liv Ooten, Josey Johnson, Emma Jones, Emily Plaisted) 4:10.03, 2. Riverton (Prestley Barta, Amelia Tate, Julianne Spradlin, Kendall Vincent) 4:20.60, 4. Lander C (Kurri Parker, Brianna Else, Chayse Denton, Lara Robertson) 4:39.42, 6. Lander B (Sierra Selley, Kimi Salway-One Horn, Ruby Johnson, Morgan Hill) 5:21.59, 7. Riverton B (Lillian Nowland, Austyn Chitwood, Brittney Sweeney, Samantha DeClercq) 6:04.21