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By David Martin

Middle school team breaks records


David Martin

Jordan Brady swims at Rock Springs High School during a middle school swimming meet Tuesday afternoon. The team has had an undefeated season thus far, with members posting several record breaking times.

The Green River Middle School girls’ swimming and diving team

are on track for a repeat season as they continue to be undefeated in


Last year, the team not only captured the regional championship,

but were undefeated throughout the season. That team also broke a

number of middle school records during the season, something the

current team is repeating this season.

“It’s been a great season so far,” head coach Michele O’Meila, said.

“Everyone’s working hard.”

With more than half the season under its belt, the team continues

to dominate in the pool, holding five records and knocking at the

door of a sixth. The team is lead by times posted from Lauran Lee,

Lauren Jensen, Lillian Munoz and Jerra Lester. The four, working as

a team in the 200-yard medley relay, posted a record time of 2:03.70

earlier this year, while a team of Jensen, Lester, Genessa Timmons

and Lee recently broke the record in the 200-yard freestyle relay

with a time of 1:51.81.

Individually, Lee posted the record time in the 50-yard butterfly,

ending the event at 28.56. Earlier in the season, she also broke the

record in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 2:08.39. She broke it

again Tuesday in Rock Springs, finishing at 2.08.18. Munoz posted

a record 1:15.59 in the 100-yard backstroke event, while Jensen tied

the record for the 100-yard individual medley at 1:06.39. That record

was originally set in 2002 by Sinead O’Dwyer.

Outside swimming, O’Melia said Afton Spalding, the team’s top

diver, continues to do well in competition as well. She credits the

team’s competitiveness with involvement in the USA Swim program

as well as a dedication to the sport.

Complete results from the team’s most recent meet in Rock

Springs was not available as of press time.


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