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RHS swimmers end road trip with win over Casper Natrona
Riverton High School swimmer Travis Fisher swam a freestyle event Tuesday night in a dual vs. Casper Natrona at the Riverton Aquatic Center. Photo by Wayne Nicholls

RHS swimmers end road trip with win over Casper Natrona

Jan 17, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer

The Riverton High School boys swim team swept all individual events and all three relays in a quick dual meet with Casper Natrona Tuesday at the Riverton Aquatic Center.

Eli Horyza and Baylor Beers won two events each; Chade Hanson, Justyn Root, Tyler Matson, Travis Fisher, Julius Heimann also picked up individual wins, and Dakota Bryan contributed in two of the winning relays.

"It was a fun little meet. It's more about competing against another team than anything. If we get a fast time, its a bonus. The meet goes so quick, we were done in an hour," RHS head swim coach Jay Dayton said.

"Chade Hanson picked up a qualifying time in the the 200-yard freestyle," Dayton said.

Hanson's 2:03.29 cut more than two seconds off his seed time of 2:05.74.

Riverton won the dual meet with Natrona scoring 408 team points compared to NC's 325.

The meet came on the heels of a trip to Cheyenne where the Wolverines competed in two meets last Friday and Saturday.

"In Cheyenne we competed really well. We finished tied for sixth with Green River (Saturday) out of 13 teams," Dayton said.

The Wolverines competed Friday in a triangular meet with Cheyenne East and Gillette.

Horyza won the 50-yard freestyle in 23.53 and Hanson was fifth with a 25.59 time. Horyza also grabbed second in the 100-yard butterfly with a 57.87, and Fisher placed just behind in third with a 1:03.66. Matson was sixth in the 100-yard butterfly in 1:10.73 and also placed fifth in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:08.7.

Hanson placed fourth in the 100-yard freestyle with a 58.08, Fisher placed fifth in the 100-yard breast in 1:16.14, and Beers finished sixth in the 200-yard IM with a 2:30.73 swim.

Root placed fourth in diving, racking up 174 points.

Cheyenne Central won the meet Saturday with 248 points, followed by Rock Springs with 213.5 points and Gillette with 207.5 points. Riverton tallied 77 points at the meet.

Horyza was Riverton's highest placer Saturday, finishing third in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:08.54 and fourth in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 57.92. Horyza was the only Wolverine to crack the top six in any event.

Riverton now enters one of the busiest times of the year, beginning with a weekend meet at Worland High School's new swimming pool, followed by two meets in Lander and Pinedale next week.

"We need a lot of races. Every meet is a good practice and time trial," Dayton said.

Dayton added that he is seeing good improvement from swimmers Adrian Cook, Ryan Murdock and Romelo Cortez.

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