GILLETTE — It was a good first day in the pool for the Sheridan High School girls swim team at the Wyoming 4A State Meet Thursday. The Lady Broncs set four new school records during the preliminary swims at the meet.
The Sheridan girls started things off with a bang. The team’s tightest finish came in the first event of the day as the 200-yard medley relay team of Molly Green, Pippin Robison, Zoe Robison and Piper Carroll finished just six-hundredths of a second behind Gillette for second place. Their time of 1 minute, 50.58 seconds broke the school record that the same group set earlier this season.
The same foursome added another second-place finish in the 400-yard freestyle relay in the final event of the day with a time of 3:41.19. Carroll’s 53.67 lead-off split in the race broke the school’s 100-yard freestyle record, as well.
Green’s day consisted of two more second-place finishes, both very tight races, as well.
She set a school record in the 500-yard freestyle with a 5:15.87 finish, just .37 off the lead. She also finished eight-hundredths of a second ahead of the third-place swimmer in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:56.62.
Sheridan’s final second-place finish came from Jadyn Mullikin in the 100-yard backstroke. Her time of 1:00.84 edged teammate Teal Scheuber by 1.66 seconds.
The final school record came from Carroll in the 50-yard freestyle with her time of 24.65, and Pippin Robison took third in the 100-yard butterfly (59.55).
Many of the races featured Sheridan and Laramie in the top three spots — along with Gillette — and Laramie had four of the top five divers in the preliminary round, while Sheridan has zero divers at the meet. Friday’s final rounds are shaping up to be very intense.
“We have our work cut out for us in the finals tomorrow if we want to place second,” Sheridan head coach Brent Moore said. “We have to move up in many races to get enough points. It’s gonna be a barn burner.”
The state meet will conclude Friday at the Campbell County Aquatic Center.