Lady Broncs shatter records, dominate at first home meet

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SHERIDAN — Long, competitive swim meets don’t seem to be slowing the Sheridan High School girls swim team down as it hits the midway point of the season. The Lady Broncs hosted their first home meet of the season Tuesday, and the home-pool advantage paid dividends.

Sheridan won eight of the 12 events at the meet that featured Thunder Basin, Gillette and Buffalo, and the already historic Lady Broncs knocked four more school records from the books.

In the very first event of the day — the 200-meter medley relay — the team of Jadyn Mullikin, Taylor Baldacci, Pippin Robison and Molly Green finished in 2 minutes, 7.88 seconds, besting the 2016 record of 2:08.53. Baldacci later went on to take down the 2013 record in the 100-meter breaststroke. She finished in 1:18.99, more than a second faster than the 1:20.06 record.

Baldacci’s record kicked off a run of three-straight record-breaking performances.

Piper Carroll, Pippin Robison, Zoe Robison and Green finished in 4:08.93 in the 300-meter freestyle relay, shattering their own record of 4:13.66, set in 2016.

Carroll also smoked the school record in the 100-meter freestyle with a 59.89-second swim. Despite finishing second in the race to Thunder Basin’s Sani Carsrud (59.61), Carroll took down the 2002 school record of 1:01.56.

“Some outstanding mid-season swims,” head coach Brent Moore said of the meet. “We’ve been working very hard but still are able to perform at a high level.”

Along with the four record-setting swims, the Lady Broncs shared the wealth in the pool Tuesday. Six different swimmers took home at least one first-place finish, and four more finished in the top-three of at least one event.

Sheridan cruised past all three competitors at the meet. The host team beat Thunder Basin 113-70, Gillette 133-40 and Buffalo 135-50.

Green took first in the 200-meter IM with a time of 2:36.23, and she added a second-place finish in the 100-meter backstroke with a time of 1:12.50.

Mullikin edged Green in the backstroke race in one of her three top-three finishes with a time of 1:08.45. She also took second in the 200-meter IM (2:38.44).

Pippin Robison finished first in both the 50-meter freestyle and 100-meter butterfly with times of 29.02 seconds and 1:06.83, respectively. Her sister, Zoe, won the 400-meter freestyle (4:56.81), took third in the 200-meter freestyle (2:18.53) and teamed with Carroll, Baldacci and Kelly Moodry for a second-place finish in the 200-meter freestyle relay (1:56.72).

Carroll edged Zoe Robison in the 200-meter freestyle race with a second-place time of 2:14.52.

Rounding out the day’s top-three performances was a quad of third-place times and scores. Teal Scheuber finished in 30.59 in the 50-meter freestyle; Olivia Thoney had a 5:18.89 swim in the 400-meter freestyle; Jenna Frederickson finished in 1:28.78 in the 100-meter breaststroke; and Alicia Thoney scored 163.05 points in the diving competition.

It ended up being quite the day for the Lady Broncs as they continue their quest for the team’s first state title since 1985.

The journey continues Thursday at Kelly Walsh. The Lady Broncs will host the Sheridan Invite next week.

By |September 13th, 2017|

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