Swim team competes at state

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Several Columbia Falls swimmers set their best times of the season at the state meet in Great Falls over the weekend as the both the boys and girls teams finished fourth among Class A competitors.

“I am very proud of the team and proud of how we swam,” head coach Emily von Jentzen said. “It has been an amazing season with so much improvement by all of the swimmers.”

The top individual finishes for the Cats came from Kelton Thomas in the boys 50-yard freestyle, where he finished 17th with a time of 24.63, and in the 100-yard backstroke, where he earned 16th with a time of 1:02.67. Russell Albin was 18th in the boys 100-yard butterfly with a time of 1:04.28, Emerald Templin was 18th in the 200-yard individual medley at 2:35.75, Sam Pierce was 19th in the boys 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:22.27 and Kailey Schrader finished 19th in the girls 100-yard breaststroke, setting a new school record with a time of 1:19.43.

Full results for Columbia Falls:

Girls 200-Yard Medley Relay (Prelims)

Columbia Falls 16th – 2:13.98

Boys 200-Yard Medley Relay (Prelims)

Columbia Falls 15th – 1:56.70

Girls 200-Yard Freestyle (Prelims)

21st – Emerald Templin 2:18.05

48th – Maddy Stoddard 2:44.56

Boys 200-Yard Freestyle (Prelims)

27th – Peyton Malmberg 2:12.44

Girls 200-Yard IM (Prelims)

18th Emerald Templin 2:35.75

Boys 200-Yard IM (Prelims)

19th Sam Pierce 2:22.27

Girls 50-Yard Freestyle (Prelims)

41st Hannah Callender 29:55

66th Nathalia Heredia 38.71

Bridget Barta DQ

Boys 50-Yard Freestyle (Prelims)

17th Kelton Thomas 24.63

22nd Russell Albin 24.98

55th Braxton Shewalter 28.16

Boys 100-Yard Butterfly (Prelims)

18th Russell Albin 1:04.28

Girls 100-Yard Freestyle (Prelims)

28th Kailey Schrader 1:03.81

41st Shai Moultray 1:08.66

46th Jayna Moultray 1:10.42

Boys 100-Yard Freestyle (Prelims)

21st Sam Pierce 55.49

44th Peyton Malmberg 1:00.63

50th Braxton Shewalter 1:04.00

Girls 500-Yard Freestyle (Prelims)

29th Shai Moultray 7:09.23

33rd Maddy Stoddard 7:12.38

Girls 200-Yard Freestyle Relay (Prelims)

Columbia Falls 17th 2:20.45

Girls 100-Yard Backstroke (Prelims)

26th Hannah Callender 1:13.73

41st Jayna Moultray 1:25.42

Boys 100-Yard Backstroke (Prelims)

16th Kelton Thomas 1:02.67

Girls 100-Yard Breaststroke (Prelims)

19th Kailey Schrader 1:19.43

53rd Makayla Cummings 1:36.18

54th Joyce Hatfield 1:42.01

55th Katie Tripplett 1:44.88

Girls 400-Yard Freestyle Relay (Finals)

Columbia Falls 12th 4:21.29


Columbia Falls 12th 4:25.22

Boys 400-Yard Freestyle Relay (Finals)

Columbia Falls 11th 3:44.20


Columbia Falls 11th 3:49.73

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