By Jackie Finch
General Manager 

Swimmers take 2nd at 3A State Championship

 

November 10, 2022

Photo courtesy of Stephanie Peterson

The Lady Wolves Swimming and Diving team smiles with their Runner-up award for taking second place at the 3A State Championships.

Going into the championships last Thursday, Green River was predicted to be the winners of this year's meet through a poll on WyoPrep's website: Green River 34.17% and Lander 27.5%.

Unfortunately the 200 Yard Medley Relay team got disqualified, which put the Lady Wolves in a difficult position entering into the meet with no points in their first event.

The ladies continued to show so much determination and battled to win as many events as they could.

Despite their dedication, it was a devastating loss for the Lady Wolves when they didn't bring home another state title. They lost to the Lander Tigers by 44 points.

Green River still ended the 3A State Championships with six All-State Champion awards.

Tavia Arnell received All-State Champion in the 200 Yard Individual Medley and the 100 Yard Butterfly. Tanith Smith received All-State Champion in the 50 Yard Freestyle and the 100 Yard Freestyle.

The 400 Yard Freestyle Relay team won All-State Champion and set a new state record for the event with a time of 3:40.23. The swimmers were Tavia Arnell, Courtney Clark, Haley Clevenger and Tanith Smith.

Zella Maez scored an All-State Champion finish in the 1-Meter Diving event. Maez improved her personal record by 114.6 points. Olive Roberts finished in sixth place, improving her personal record by 94.60 points. Kaili Wadsworth came in ninth place and also improved her personal record by 76.40 points.


It was a tough race in the 200 Yard Freestyle event. With close scores, Courtney Clark finished in fourth place and Haley Clevenger finished in fifth.

Green River had strong swimmers in the 500 Yard Freestyle event and had three swimmers finish in the top 12. Courtney Clark finished in second place, receiving an All-State award. Haley Clevenger finished in fourth place and Emilee Barnes finished in ninth.


The 200 Yard Freestyle Relay team finished in fifth place with swimmers Courtney Clark, Hailey Luth, Haley Clevenger and Ivory Neher.

Brianna Uhrig had an amazing finish in the 100 Yard Breaststroke, winning second place and receiving an All-State award. She also finished in fourth place in the 200 Yard Individual Medley.

Madison Moffat competed in the top 12 in the 100 Yard Butterfly event and came in eighth place. She dropped 1.43 seconds off her personal record.

In the 100 Yard Backstroke, Hailey Luth got an eighth place finish and impressively took 2.73 seconds off her personal record. Ivory Neher also competed and finished in tenth place and dropped 0.29 off her personal record. Neher also swam in the 100 Yard Freestyle event, finishing in 11th place.


Head Coach Colleen Seiloff told her team that she is so proud of them. She said they kept fighting and never gave up.

"You may have gotten second today but you are first in our books!" Seiloff told the team.

Assistant Coach Rick Barker was awarded Assistant Coach of the Year for 2022. Rick Barker proudly stated that he won this award because of the divers he had this year.

3A State Championships Team Rankings

1. Lander: 276

2. Green River: 232

3. Powell: 201

4. Cody: 139

5. Douglas: 135

6. Kemmerer: 98

7. Rawlins: 86

Photo courtesy of Stephanie Peterson

Rick Barker was awarded Assistant Coach of the year at the 3A State Championships. Pictured are Kaili Wadsworth, Olive Roberts, Rick Barker and Zella Maez.

8. Buffalo: 62

9. Worland: 47

10. Evanston: 43

11. Riverton: 24

12. Lyman: 21

13. Sublette Co .: 7

14. Newcastle: 3

 

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