Laramie four-peats as boys swimming and diving state champions
LHS’ title is its fourth in-a-row and 24th in team history
LARAMIE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Many things have changed in the world since the 2020 Wyoming Boys Swimming and Diving State Championships.
One thing, however, remains a constant.
The Laramie Boys Swimming and Diving team is once again the state champion of 4A.
This is the Plainsmen’s fourth consecutive state title and 24th in school history.
It is also Head Coach Tom Hudson’s 19th state championship (12 boys and 7 girls), giving him the record for most state titles in 4A history.
The Plainsmen only came in first place in two events at Friday’s finals (Dylan Bressler, 1-mtr dive (new state record 515.35 pts) & Mace Spiker-Miller 100 Fly), but their depth is what carried them.
LHS had multiple second, third, and fourth place finishes to carry the team to victory,
Below are quotes from the two individual state champions and Tom Hudson after the Plainsmen won it all:
Dylan Bressler, Junior, Diving (2021) & 3x team State Champion:
“Those little points that we got [from non-first place finishes], those really pushed us over the edge. How hard our swimmers fought today was just amazing.”
Mace Spiker-Miller, Junior, 2x 100 Fly (2020 & 2021) & 3x team State Champion:
“I am just amazed by how well our boys did. They really pushed hard today and they were just so amazing.”
Tom Hudson, 19x State Champion as Head Coach and 2021 Head Coach of the Year:
“The journey really in the last two days, to encapsulate it, our guys just really really wanted it. They had one of the best final sessions I think a team of mine has ever had. We dodged coronavirus all year long. We had a couple [of] quarantines, nobody ever caught it, but they just persevered and got it done.”
Below are the final team scores from the state championships:
State Champions: Laramie 270 points
State Runner-Up: Kelly Walsh 249 points
3rd Place: Cheyenne Central 233 points
4th Place: Cheyenne South 162 points
*(Jared Price named Athlete of the Year & Athlete of the Meet. Won 200 & 500 Yard Free individually and part of winning 200 Yard Medley Relay team)
5th Place: Sheridan 131 points
6th Place: Thunder Basin 85 points
7th Place: Evanston 69 points
8th Place: Rock Springs 68 points
9th Place: Cheyenne East 44 points
10th Place Campbell County 34 points
11th Place: Natrona County 23 points
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