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By Alex Kuhn
Sports Editor 

WHS places second overall at homecoming meet


September 27, 2016


Worland's Juli Warren backstrokes during the 200-yard individual medley Saturday afternoon. Warren was third with a time of 2:27.67.

WORLAND - For the Worland Lady Warriors swim team one of the goals this season was a three-peat as 3A Northeast champions and Saturday at the Worland Aquatic Center with their conference foes in the pool with them. Worland let it be known taking the conference title from them is going to be an uphill battle.

Worland hosted Newcastle, Buffalo, Douglas, Rawlins, Cody, Powell and Lander to cap off a great homecoming week for WHS athletics.

The Lady Warriors were runners-up to Lander during Saturday's Invite but finished a comfortable 34 points ahead of the nearest conference opponent Douglas. The team's performance had WHS girls swimming coach Mike Blissett pleased with his swimmers. "They took second convincingly," said coach Blissett. "The important thing for us was the rest of our conference was there and they beat them handily. We had girls dropping time like Kristen Collingwood who won the 200 free by cutting three seconds, Juli Warren dropped time in the 200 IM and Ellyse Russell shaved time and won the 50 free.

"Kaci Bentley automatically qualified in the 100 free and Friday during the Pre-Invite Hailey Schumacher automatically qualified in the 500 free. Having these results with the drops in times during midseason is a good thing, it shows the hard work the team is putting in and that we still able to beat out Douglas Buffalo, Newcastle and Cody the teams in our conference bodes well for the rest of the season," said coach Blissett.

The swimming season has passed the midpoint and with the conference meet right around the corner the Lady Warriors will turn it up in practice. "We have four weeks until conference week and it's going to be here fast," said coach Blissett. "We're in the middle of the toughest part of the season. We will crank up the yardage and intensity for a couple weeks and the girls will wear drag suits or anything that provides resistance to prepare for conference."

This week the Lady Warriors will be at Riverton on the 30th for a dual and at Pinedale the following day for a meet.

Results from the Worland Invite are as follows.

Team Points

2, Worland, 210.

200yd Medley Relay

4, Worland (Felicia Aguilar, Megan Molitor, Hannah McEndree, Kaci Bentley) 2:07.3.

200yd Freestyle

1, Kristen Collingwood, 2:17.83.

9, Hailey Schumacher, 2:31.15.

200yd Individual Medley

3, Juli Warren, 2:27.67.

50yd Freestyle

1, Ellyse Russell, 26.16.

11, Kaci Bentley, 28.95.

Diving 1m

6, Kyra Klinghagen, 150.15.

100yd Butterfly

4, Kristen Collingwood, 1:13.64.

6, Hannah McEndree, 1:15.69.

100yd Freestyle

1, Ellyse Russell, 57.69.

10, Kaci Bentley, 1:04.20.

500yd Freestyle

6, Hailey Schumacher, 6:41.59.

200yd Freestyle Relay

1, Worland (Megan Molitor, Kristen Collingwood, Juli Warren, Ellyse Russell), 1:49.60.

100yd Backstroke

9, Felicia Aguilar, 1:13.69.

12, Hannah McEndree, 1:15.59.

100yd Breaststroke

2, Juli Warren, 1:16.95.

8, Megan Molitor, 1:24.36.

400yd Freestyle Relay

2, Worland (Kaci Bentley, Kristen Collingwood, Juli Warren, Ellyse Russell), 4:03.96.


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