EVANSTON — Hosting the 4A West regional championship meet on Feb. 1-2, proved to be very fruitful for the Red Devil swim team. A number of swimmers who had previously met state-qualifying standards qualified in additional events and/or improved upon their qualifying times, while others, such as sophomores Vince Bloomfield, Connor Fackrell, Ben Cook and Jayden Cornell met or surpassed qualifying times for the first time on the season, at the regional meet.
Team scores for the meet were as follows:
1. Laramie High School 373
2. Kelly Walsh High School 288
3. Green River High School 277
4. Evanston High School 149
5. Rock Springs High School 105
6. Natrona County High School 47
The team competed yesterday in Lyman during a “last-chance” event, too late for press time, to hopefully qualify a few more swimmers on the verge of matching qualifying standards for state on Feb. 14-15, in Gillette.
By event, these are the Red Devils who have qualified for state with their qualifying times:
Freshman Jaxon Nicholls — 22.78 seconds
Junior Colter Camphouse — 53.79 seconds
Sophomore Vince Bloomfield — 53.97 seconds
Camphouse — 1:56.40
Camphouse — 5:28.72
Sophomore Connor Fackrell — 5:34.82
Nicholls — 56.72 seconds
Camphouse — 1:02.48
Sophomore Ben Cook — 1:10.41
Sophomore Jayden Cornell — 1:02.46
200-yard individual medley
Nicholls — 2:15.81
Cook — 2:17.52
The Red Devils have also qualified for the three relay race events at state.
The 200-yard freestyle relay team is comprised of Bloomfield, Cook, Cornell and Camphouse, and currently holds the ninth-best time going into the state meet with a time of 1:38.75.
The 200-yard medley relay team also holds down the ninth spot entering state with a time of 1:53.44, and features Nicholls, Cook, Bloomfield and freshman Gage Beachler.
Evanston will also compete in the 400-yard freestyle relay with the same foursome from the 200-yard freestyle relay in Bloomfield, Cook, Cornell and Camphouse. The team’s time of 3:44.40 is the tenth-best entering the state meet in Gillette next weekend, Feb. 14-15.