Jackson’s swim team hit the road over the weekend for a triangular with Lander and Green River, and came away with another state qualifier.
KC Macleod hit the mark in the 100-yard breaststroke, finishing sixth in 1:18.03. It clipped the 4A state standard of 1:18.50.
“She took the race out fast and was able to bring it home to get the time,” head coach Colleen Rossetti said. “I’m really excited for her to keep working on the little things and trying some new race strategies to help her continue to be successful.”
Macleod will be joining teammates Vega Sanchez and Olivia Roberts at state, who punched their tickets in the first meet of the season. Sanchez continued her strong season last week, taking the victory in the 50 freestyle in 26.41, down from her seed time of 27.53. She returned in the 500 free, finishing second in 5:49.05.
Olivia Roberts, meanwhile, added another victory from the diving board. She won the meet with 197.2 points, over 30 points ahead of second place. Fellow Bronc Julia Mahood notched a third-place finish with 152 points.
As a team, Jackson fell to Lander 112-74, and to Green River 125-61.
“The meet this weekend showed us the talent of Lander and Green River,” Rossetti said. “Although neither are in our conference or class, they are very talented teams and pushed the girls to be competitive on the board and in the water.”
Though only one name was added to the state roster, Rossetti made note of performances by Sofia Nolan, Brynne Hobart, Miranda Ruiz-Ayala and Ila Musclow.
“I challenged all the athletes to get uncomfortable,” Rossetti said. “This looks different for every athlete, but it is a crucial part of growing as an athlete and person. ... We will continue to push as we move into the middle part of our season.”
Jackson gets home water this weekend, with competition Friday and Saturday. Lander, Laramie and Pinedale are on tap to compete.