|Swimmers top Northridge|
|Written by Brenda Johnson Brandt|
Pam McWilliams swims her way to a 3rd-place finish in the 400 freestyle at the Sterling-Northridge
HHS swimmers contributed well to Sterling High School’s 89-74 win over Northridge Thursday, Jan. 6 in Sterling.
There were lots of good swims, noted coach Adria Colver. Pam McWilliams and Amy Krogmeier had strong, aggressive swims, as did Briar Bergner and Brandi Orand, who added important points to the team’s win.
Coach Colver noted Malena McWilliams continues to claim the 200 individual medley as her specialty, and Katlin Davis of Haxtun gained some JV swim experience and a placing.
In varsity action, Krogmeier won the 100 freestyle race and came in a close 2nd in the 100 breaststroke.
Pam McWilliams took 2nd in the 200 free and 3rd in the 400 free for the Sterling team.
Also placing in individual events were Bergner, 3rd in 100 breast and 3rd in 200 individual medley; Malena McWilliams, 4th in 200 I.M.; and Orand, 5th in 100 back.
In relay action, Krogmeier swam on the 1st-place 200 medley relay and 400 free relay teams. Orand and Bergner were members of the 3rd-place 200 medley relay team.
In junior varsity competition, Davis finished 4th in the 100 free.
Amy Krogmeier takes a breath in her race-to-the-finish 100 breaststroke event,
It was a huge Greeley Invite Saturday, Jan. 8 when about 500 swimmers representing both 4A and 5A schools competed.
Overall, coach Colver was pleased with technique. She noted Pam McWilliams’ 200 free time was not only a personal best, but a very well-executed race.
Others cutting time from their personal bests were Malena McWilliams in breaststroke, Davis in back, Orand in 50 free and Krogmeier in back and free relay.
Other techniques which caught Colver’s eye were Bergner’s breaststroke and Krogmeier’s finish in the backstroke.
Coach Colver pointed out Pam McWilliams’ distance races are always hard-fought. She, more than others, is affected by the loss of the local pool this season.
The next competition for the Sterling Swim Team will be tonight, Thursday, Jan. 13 when the Tigers host Scottsbluff, Neb.
Tuesday, Jan. 18, Sterling will host Skyline, followed by a Jan. 20 dual at Estes Park.