Girls swim team earns state championship

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Head Coach Amy Caudill, Kaylee Hickman, Lauren York, Annie Sullivan, Sonja Ring, Jessica Young, Alice Wilde, Caroline Dye, Katy Dolan and Assistant Coach Mike Nelson. (Photo courtesy Cherry Creek Images)

The Whitefish girls swimming team put the finishing touch on a dominant season by grabbing the Class A State swim championship on Saturday.

The Lady Bulldog’s 74 points led the way overall, with Billings Central and Havre-Chinook sitting behind with 58 and 31 points for second and third place.

Caroline Dye led the way for the team in Great Falls with a third place finish in the 200 IM (2:16.94) and sixth place in the 100 butterfly (1:04.66). Jessica Young, Sonja Ring, Annie Sullivan and Dye also grabbed seventh place in the 200 medley relay (2:01.27) and fourth in the 400 freestyle relay (3:57.37). Dye’s times and the relay times set new school records.

Annie Sullivan also took fifth in the 500 freestyle and eighth in the 200 freestyle.

The boys, also led by school record performances, finished third overall with 27 points, behind Billing Central’s 80 and Columbia Falls’ 68.

The 200 medley relay team of Alex Stein, Preston Ring, Matthew Perez and Denver Dicks took ninth (1:52.12), and the 400 freestyle relay team of Ring, Perez, Dicks and Kelton Thomas finished sixth (3:32.78). Both relays set new school records.

State AA-A Swim Meet

At Great Falls High Pool

Bill Swarthout Fieldhouse

State AA-A Swim Meet




Team Totals

1. Whitefish 74; 2. Billings Central 58; 3. Havre-Chinook 31.


Team Totals

1. Billings Central 80; 2. Columbia Falls 68; 3. Whitefish 27; 4. Hardin 6; 5. Havre-Chinook 4.

Individual results:

Girls 200 Medley Relay: 7th Place (School Record)

Sonja Ring, Annie Sullivan, Caroline Dye, Jessica Young

Boys 200 Medley Relay: 9th place (School Record)

Alex Stein, Preston Ring, Matthew Perez, Denver Dicks

200 Freestyle:

Annie Sullivan 8th place

200 IM

Caroline Dye 3rd place (School Record)


Caroline Dye 6th place *school record set in prelims on Friday

500 Freestyle

Sonja Ring 10th place

Annie Sullivan 5th place

400 Freestyle Relay

4th place (School Record)

Jessica Young, Sonja Ring, Annie Sullivan, Caroline Dye

6th place (School Record)

Kelton Thomas, Preston Ring, Matthew Perez, Denver Dicks

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