In a much less crowded pool than the Broncs are used to, Jackson added another name to its state roster in its win over Lander on Saturday at home.
Sofia Nolan, a senior, finished second in the 50-yard freestyle in 27.21 seconds to clip the state mark and help her side to a 95-82 win.
“She has been coming back from injury and has been putting in so much work that seeing her get a qualifying time is so exciting,” head coach Colleen Rossetti said. “Fia has been a qualifier every year and always plays a crucial role on our state team.”
In the 200-yard individual medley, Caroline Girling won in 2 minutes, 45.84 seconds. KC MacLeod won the 100-yard butterfly in 1:18.52, with teammates Ila Musclow and Dori Sinclair finishing second and third. Vega Sanchez won the 100 free in 58.61, and Olivia Roberts claimed the diving victory with 294.9 points, more than 30 points ahead of second place. Elsewhere, Rossetti pointed to steady improvements and impressive performances from Madi Dunne, Marisol Mendoza, Gillian Bruha and Kayli Genzer.
The scramble wrapped up a fun weekend for the Broncs, after Friday’s intrasquad dual, when the team split in half to compete with each other.
“The two meets this weekend were exactly what the team needed,” Rossetti said. “We haven’t had many weekends where we have competed two days in a row, and as we head into the final stretch it was good for the girls to practice a two-day format.”
Jackson has one remaining regular season competition, with a trip to Big Piney this weekend. On Oct. 23 and 24, Jackson will be in Rock Springs for the conference meet before taking on the state championship Nov. 5 and 6 in Laramie.