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By David Martin
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Richmond, Bloomquist break records at RS meet

 


The high school swimming team earned a second-place finish during the 4A West Conference Championships Friday and Saturday.

The Wolves fell short of regional champs Kelly Walsh, but surpassed scores posted from the teams representing Rock Springs, Evanston and Natrona County.

Green River’s relay teams posted strong times throughout the meet. Green River finished first in the 200-yard medley relay with a team consisting of Michael Richmond, Ethan Moffatt, Brendan Bloomquist and Lane Hutchison took first, posting a time of 1:41.13.

Green River also took first in the 200-yard freestyle relay with a team again consisting of Bloomquist, Moffat, Hutchison and Richmond. They finished the event in 1:31.20 and set a conference record.

In the 400-yard freestyle relay, the team of Dean Lyon, Ty Sturlaugson, Brastin Moore and Logan Johnson finished third with a time of 3:50.92.

In individual competition, the team posted a number of great finishes, lead by record-breaking performances by Richmond and Bloomquist. Richmond lead in the 50 freestyle event with a record-setting time of 22.06, more than three seconds head of the second-place finisher, as well as in the 100 backstroke, finishing that event in 55.55. Bloomquist dominated the field in the 100-yard butterfly, setting a new record of 57.16.

In the 200-yard freestyle, Lyon finished fourth with a time of 1:57.95. Moore, competing in the B finals, finished the event in ninth place with a time of 2:06.86. Hutchison, competing with Richmond in the 50-yard freestyle, finished fourth with a time of 24.04. Competing in the B final of the event, Green River’s Nick Boldt finished ninth with a time of 26.16 and Jared Lund took 11th at 28.12.

Moffatt took third in the 200-yard IM at 2:13.09 while Dade Lucero finished the event 2:30.20. Lund took 11th in the event, finishing at 2:48.04 while Trevor Moser ended the event in 12th at 2:53.86.

In 1-meter diving, Keyan Moore took fourth with 389.70 points. Miles Moffat finished behind him in fifth with 319 points and Coleton Spalding took seventh with 302.80.

In the 100 breaststroke, Moffatt finished second behind Bloomquist at 1:02.66, while Moffat took 9th at 1:16.10.

Competing with Richmond in the 100 backstroke were Brastin Moore, taking sixth with 1:03.61; Sturlaugson, finishing ninth at 1:07.13 and Jacob Mondragon, who ended the event in 12th at 1:14.07.

Swimming in the 500 freestyle, Lyon finished fourth at 5:28.96 while Lucero took ninth with a time of 6:13.34 and Devin Ratliff ended the event in 11th place at a time of 6:30.83.

Hutchison finished fourth in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 53.35, while fellow Wolves Mondragon finished ninth, Keyan Moore finished 10th and Spalding finished 12th.

With two weeks left in the season, head coach Colleen Seiloff said she is happy with the team’s showing at the meet. Seiloff said swimmers made time cuts throughout the event, with many moving up in positions.

“They just really were hyped up and ready to go,” Seiloff said. “They swam strong.”

With a last chance meet scheduled to take place Thursday in Rock Springs, she’s hopeful to see a few more swimmers make the cut to compete at state. So far, 11 members of the team, including four divers, will go to state.

“We just have to stay focused for another two weeks,” Seiloff said.

 

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