Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Swimmers dip into high school season

A winning meet in Ketchum

High school swimmers from Hailey’s Wood River High School got off to a great start on their competitive seasons Saturday, Sept. 15 during the Wood River Invitational meet at the Ketchum YMCA pool.

Coach Brian Gallagher’s Wood River boys’ and girls’ teams dominated results of the 12-school meet and won top points and honors. Twin Falls and other Magic Valley schools like Kimberly, Gooding, Shoshone and Burley took part, as well as Pocatello, Highland and Mountain Home.

Wood River’s girls handily won all three relays. They were, with their times:

- Women’s 200 medley (1:58.88) with Kelsey Syms, Lena Friesen, Tayler Bates and Olivia Wentzell;

- Women’s 200 free (1:50.65) with Kaedi Fry, Maddie Johnson, Colby Werley and Lena Friesen;

- Women’s 400 free (4:01.27) with Kaedi Fry, Olivia Wentzell, Tayler Bates and Maddie Johnson.

- The Wood River boys won 200 free relay (1:44.09) with Gus Kimball, Luke Verst, Logan Johnson and Marcus Lemma. They were just touched out in 200 medley (1:58.34) with Marcus Lemma, Luke Verst, Gus Kimball and Brandon Yagla.

Individual winners were:

- Lena Friesen (senior) in 200 IM and 100 breast;

- Olivia Wentzell (freshman) 50 free;

- Maddie Johnson (freshman) 100 back. She set a new WRHS record 100 fly (1:00.70);

- Kaedi Fry (sophomore) in 100 free;

- Marcus Lemma (senior) in 50 free and 100 free.

Gallagher’s swimmers have a tough weekly fall schedule as they combine both the Idaho High School competitive calendar, and USA-sanctioned Snake River Swimming meets.

Wood River faces its toughest competition at the Idaho State High School Championships in Boise Nov. 3. The Wolverines swim in the Pocatello Invitational Saturday, Sept. 22 at Idaho State University.

Other high point winners for the Wood River team were:

Women’s 200 Free: 2—freshman Ashley Dreyfus. 3—freshman Loni Unser;. 4—junior Lisa Hart.

Women’s 200 I.M.:  2—senior Colby Werley.

Women’s 50 Free: 4—junior Addy Gage. 6—freshman Ashley Pulliero. 13—senior Audry Brassil.

Women’s 100 Fly: 2—junior Kelsey Syms in a personal-best time of 1:00.70. 3—senior Tayler Bates.

Women’s 100 Free: 5—junior Addy Gage. 7—freshman Ashley Pulleiro. 25—sophomore Mia Smith.

Women’s 500 Free: 2—freshman Loni Unser with a personal-best time of 6:00.38. 4—freshman Ashley Dreyfus. 5—junior Lisa Hart.

Women’s 100 Back: 2—sophomore Kaedi Fry. 3—junior Kelsey Syms. 4—senior Tayler Bates.

Women’s 100 Breast: 2—freshman Olivia Wentzell. 5—senior Colby Werley. 14—senior Audry Brassil. 16—sophomore Mia Smith.

Men’s 50 Free: 15—junior Brandon Yagla.

Men’s 100 Free: 5—senior Gus Kimball. 12—junior Luke Verst. 23—Brandon Yagla.

Men’s 100 Breast: 3—senior Gus Kimball. 4—junior Luke Verst.

Men’s 200 Free: 2—junior Logan Johnson.

Men’s 500 Free: 4—junior Logan Johnson.


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