GREAT FALLS — Saturday was a good day in the pool at the I-15 Invitational for the Butte High swimming team.
The Bulldogs posted a hand full of personal records as the season hits crunch time.
“We are swimming hard and working hard,” Bulldog coach Lynn Shrader said. “It is great to see the personal-best times these kids are putting up. They are a great bunch and I look forward to seeing how much more they can and will improve.”
Butte High’s girls’ 200-yard freestyle relay team of Kallie Hossack, Devin Amtmann, Katie Clague and Anna Trudnowski captured fifth place. Isabel Russo, Hossack, Trudnowski and Amtmann placed sixth in the 200 medley relay.
Individually, Trudnowski dropped 4 seconds in the 200 freestyle to take fourth. She also took 10th in the 100 breaststroke
Hossack dropped 6 seconds off her best time in the 100 backstroke to place ninth. She also placed ninth in the 200 individual medley, dropping 3 seconds off her best time.
Russo dropped almost a second off her PR in the 100 backstroke to take 10th.
Danika Murphy took 7 seconds off her 200 freestyle, and 3 ½ seconds off her 100 freestyle mark. Taylor Andrews dropped 3 sec in the 100 freestyle, and Carley Trefts dropped 2 seconds in the 100 free. Marie Ingersoll took off 3 seconds off her best time in the 100 back.
The biggest drop came from Jessie Cullen, who took 9 ½ seconds off last week’s time in the 100 free.
Zach Johnson again led the Bulldog boys. He swam a person-best time in the 200 IM to place third. He also took fifth in the 100 butterfly.
Max Holdsworth took fifth in the 50 free. He also dropped 3 sec in the 200 free. Thad Holdsworth dropped 2 seconds in the 100 breast to take 10th.
The Bulldog boys’ 200 medley relay team of Thad Holdsworth, Johnson, Max Holdsworth, and Coby Cashell took 10th. The same boys placed sixth in the 200 freestyle relay.
Cashell dropped 4 seconds in the 100 freestyle, while Tanner Shadow dropped 6 seconds in the same event.
Butte High will host a meet next Saturday at the Butte Family YMCA. That is the final tune up before the Feb. 8-9 state meet in Bozeman.