Successful middle school swim season ends at conference

Pat Parmer

The Powell Middle School swimming and diving team finished its short season March 9 at the Yellowstone Conference championship meet. The athletes continued to show improvement through the season with 39 personal best times at conference meet.
Charlotte Beeton nabbed eighth place (34.27) and Bonnie Buchholtz 33rd (46.79) in the 50 free at the conference meet. Daisy Carpenter dove to an eighth-place finish in the 5 dive event with a score of 61.50 and finished eighth in the 50 fly while taking 1.70 seconds off her previous fly time and finished ninth. In Beeton’s second event, the 100 freestyle, she finished seventh in a time of 1:17.88. Buchholtz swam the 50 breaststroke and finished with a time of 57.33.
Other results were:
200 medley relay: Beeton and Carpenter swam on the B squad for eighth.
200 free relay: Carpenter (A) finished eighth, Beeton (B) 14th and Buchholtz (D) 21st.
Conference results
Women: Riverton 315, Lander 293, Worland 110, Cody 65, Powell 45.
Men: Lander 261, Cody 163, Riverton 149, Worland 134, Powell 100.
Combined: Lander 618, Riverton 490, Worland 292, Cody 276, Powell 187.
Riverton Triangular
Powell swam against Riverton and Cody March 2 in Riverton. With 65 splashes (swims) 31 resulted in improved times or a personal best. Included in those PBs in the 50 free were Beeton with a time of 34.18 (-0.10), Buchholtz 46.02 (-1.51); Carpenter with 67.10 points in diving (+0.30); and Beeton in 100 free 1:17.02 (-0.69). Beeton and Carpenter swam for the B squad in the 200 medley relay (breaststroke and freestyle), finishing in seventh place. Both girls swam in the 200 free relay with a fifth-place finish. Buchholz swam in the E relay for 17th.
Riverton results
The meet was scored as duals:
Women: Riverton 183, Powell 67, Riverton 184, Cody 57, Powell 111, Cody 85.
Men: Riverton 148, Powell 104, Cody 160, Riverton 123, Cody 172, Powell 98.
Combined: Riverton 331, Powell 171, Cody 257, Powell 209, Riverton 307, Cody 217.