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Kister becomes second RHS swimmer to hit state 'Q' time

Sep 18, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer

Karissa Kister became the newest RHS Lady Wolverine swimmer to qualify for the state high school swim meet during the Riverton Invitational swim meet held Saturday at the Riverton Aquatic Center.

It was the second meet in two days hosted by the RHS swimmers at the Riverton Aquatic Center.

Kister swam a 1:02.71 Saturday to qualify for state in the 100-yard freestyle.

Kister joins Riverton's Jordan Settlemire in state qualification.

Settlemire added a fifth event to her array of state "Q" times when she posted 6:17.27 in the 500-yard freestyle Saturday.

Cheyenne East swam to Saturday's team title with 304 points. Laramie finished second with 259.5 points, and Gillette placed third with 235 points in the ten team meet. Riverton finished in eighth place Saturday with 44 points.

"We had 220 athletes. The staff did a great job in running the event. The teams appreciated that the meets went well," RHS assistant activities director Tim Bell said.

Friday, Laramie won the five team pre-invite with 369 points. Gillette placed second with 289 points, and Sheridan was third with 220.

Riverton trailed in team standings with 120 points.

"We thought that Karissa would get her 50-yard freestyle first, but she is .25 off. I told her not to save anything and that the 100 was just a double 50 sprint. That was really cool. She brought up her level of effort to a level we had not seen before," RHS Chad Fallin said.

Riverton posted personal bests in 30 of 33 swims Friday. "On Saturday, we had 20 of those 30 that were new best times from the night before. The girls are going in the right direction," Fallin said.

The Lady Wolverines swim Thursday at home against Lander and will travel to Worland for an invitational meet Saturday.

Results

Riverton Pre-Invite

200 Yard Medley Relay - 1. Gillette, 2:01.99; 4. Riverton 'A' (Echo Parker, Stephanie Joy, Jordan Settlemire, Karissa Kister) 2:08.25.

200 Yard Freestyle - 1. Sarah Morgan, Lar, 1:56.64; 13. Elena Holguin, Riv, 2:30.27; 15. Michaela Kechter, Riv, 2:31.89; Kassi Kister, Riv, 2:37.24; 19. Kierra Muehler, Riv, 2:43.40; 23. Dakota Nelson, Riv,

3:00.17.

200 Yard IM - 1. Gretchen Dougherty, Cody, 2:28.47; 2. Jordan Settlemire, Riv, 2:30.29; 9. Echo Parker, Riv, 2:42.80; Rachel Murray, Riv, 2:58.52; 17. Rebecca Dwyer, Riv, 3:52.88.

50 Yard Freestyle - 1. Delta Burchi, Lar, 26.77, 9. Karissa Kister, Riv, 28.51; 16. Taylor Hill, Riv, 29.80; 22. Kassi Kister, 30.74; 29.

Kelsey Bastian, Riv, 31.79; 40. Astrid Cornelis, Riv, 36.71; 44. D. Piper-Hamilton, Riv, 39.52.

1-meter diving 1. Ryleigh Kobbe, Lar, 225.60; 10. Taylor Hill, Riv, 150.95; 14. Tia Gopp, Riv, 126.15; 18. D. Piper-Hamilton, Riv, 80.20.

100 Yard Butterfly - 1. Jordan Settlemire. Riv, 1:07.83; 13. Kierra Muehler, Riv, 1:27.02.

100 Yard Freestyle - 1. Jordan Drew, Lar, 59.64; 12. Karissa Kister,Riv, 1:03.79; 17. Elena Holguin, 1:07.65; 19. Michaela Kechter, Riv, 1:07.78; Kelsey Bastian, Riv, 1:13.04; 29. Astrid Cornelis, Riv, 1:20.47; 36. Megan Thayer, 1:39.43.

500 Yard Freestyle - 1. Payton Brilz, Cody, 5:57.29; 13. Stephanie Joy, 6:43.31.

200 Yard Freestyle Relay - 1. Laramie, 1:45.67; 5. Riverton 'A' (Karissa Kister, Elena Holguin, Echo Parker, Jordan Settlemire) 1:55.05; Riverton 'B'(Kassi Kister, Michaela Kechter, Taylor Hill,

Kelsey Bastian) 2:03.75; 14. Riverton 'C' (Kierra Muehler, Rachel Murray, Dakota Nelson, Astrid Cornelis) 2:27.53.

100 Yard Backstroke - 1. Kelsey Ochsner, Gil, 59.37; 15. Dakota Nelson, Riv, 1:43.13.

100-yard Breaststroke - 1. Aerin Gardner, Lar, 1:18.27; 5. Stephanie Joy, Riv, 1:23.51; 13. Rachel Murray, Riv, 1:36.73; 14. Tia Gopp, Riv, 1:41.54; 17. Rebecca Dwyer, Riv, 1:52.62; 18. Megan Thayer, Riv, 1:52.88.

400 Yard Freestyle Relay - 1. Laramie, 3:57.58; 8. Riverton 'A' (Kassi Kister, Elena Holguin, Michaela Kechter, Kelsey Bastian) 4:36.33; 12.

Riverton 'B' (Stephainie Joy, Astrid Cornelis, Rachel Murray, Kierra Muehler) 5:09.20; 14. Riverton 'C' (Dakota Nelson, Megan Thayer, D. Piper-Hamilton, Rebecca Dwyer) 6:08.45.

Team Scores

1. Laramie, 369, 2. Gillette 289, 3. Sheridan 220, 4. Rock Springs

210, 5. Riverton 120.

Results

Riverton Invitational

200 Yard Medley Relay - 1. Gillette, 1:57.32; 10. Riverton 'A' (Kierra Muehler, Stephanie Joy, Jordan Settlemire, Karissa Kister) 2:12.65.

200 Yard Freestyle - 1. Abby Urban, East, 2:04.36; 22. Elena Holguin,

Riv, 2:31.31; 23. Michaela Kechter, Riv, 2:31.67; 26. Kassi Kister, Riv, 2:36.41; 33. Dakota Nelson, 2:57.54; 42. Rebecca Dwyer, Riv, 3:17.69.

200 Yard IM - 1. Kelsey Ochsner, Gil, 2:12.38; 13. Jordan Settlemire, Riv, 2:36.56; 22. Stephanie Joy, Riv, 2:46.90; 30. Rachel Murray, Riv, 3:03.05.

50 Yard Freestyle - 1. Sarah Morgan, Lar, 24.39; Karissa Kister, Riv, 28.72; 21. Taylor Hill, Riv, 29.46; 34. Kelsey Bastian, Riv, 31.76; 71. Astrid Cornelis, Riv, 36.74; 83. D. Piper-Hamilton, Riv, 39.15; 86. Megan Thayer, Riv, 39.85.

1-meter diving - 1. Ryleigh Kobbe, Lar, 236.70; 11. Taylor Hill, 154.40; 18. Tia Gopp, Riv, 122.30; 25. D.Piper-Hamilton, Riv, 86.75.

100 Yard Butterfly - 1. Haliey Jankovsky, East, 1:06.50; 23. Kierra Muehler, Riv, 1:33.13; 24. Rachel Murray, Riv, 1:33.60.

100 Yard Freestyle - 1. Jonna Brown, East, 29.43; 9. Karissa Kister, Riv, 1:02.71; 32. Kassi Kister, Riv, 1:10.86; Kelsey Bastian, Riv, 1:11.00; 39. Astrid Cornelis, Riv, 1:14.34; 65. Megan Thayer, Riv,

1:37.73.

500 Yard Freestyle - 1. Sarah Morgan, Lar, 5:17.76; 13. Jordan Settlemire, 6:17.27.

200 Yard Freestyle Relay - 1. Laramie, 1:46.73; 9. Riverton 'A' (Karissa Kister, Kassi Kister, Stephanie Joy, Jordan Settlemire)

1:59.42; 14. Riverton 'B' (Taylor Hill, Michaela Kechter, Kelsy Bastian, Rachel Murray) 2:05.56; 26. Riverton 'C' (Astrid Cornelis, Rebecca Dwyer, Tia Gopp, Dakota Nelson).

100 Yard Backstroke - 1. Garcie Brown, East, 1:02.37; 26. Michaela Kechter, Riv, 1:24.93; 36. Dakota Nelson, Riv, 1:42.27.

100 Yard Breaststroke - 1. Jonna Brown, 1:10.00; 15. Stephanie Joy, Riv, 1:24.82; 45. Tia Gopp, Riv, 1:47.18; 46. Rebecca Dwyer, Riv, 1:49.83.

400 Yard Freestyle Relay - 1. East, 3:49.73; 13. Riverton 'A' (Elena Holguin, Kassi Kister, Michaela Kechter, Kelsey Bastian) 4:43.87. 21.

Riverton 'B' (Kierra Muehler, Rachel Murray, Dakota Nelson, Astrid Cornelis) 25. Riverton 'C' (Tia Gopp, Megan Thayer, D. Piper-Hamilton,

Rebecca Dwyer) 6:31.24.

Team Results

Riverton Invitational

1. Cheyenne East 304, 2. Laramie 259.5, 3. Gillette 235, 4. Rock Springs 142, 5. Sheridan 133.5, 6. Rawlins 115, 7. Green River, 84, 8. Riverton 44, 9 Cody 42, 10 Natrona 18.

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