Butte swims to 3rd place finish

Butte swims to 3rd place finish

Both the Butte High Boys and Girls swam to 3rd place at the Butte High School Invite. There were some great swims.

Top placing results.


The girls only 1st place finish was from Senior, Alex Kovnesky, in the 200 freestyle. Freshman, Olivia Thurmond, who swam a best time in the 50 free to take 4th.  She also swam a best time in the 100 fly by 2 seconds to take 3rd.  Junior, Lily Jaksha, took 6th in the 100 free, and 9th in the 200IM.  Junior, Joci Petroni, took 4th in the 200 free, and 5th in the 100 back. Freshman, Tatum Trefts, swam a best time in the 100 breast to capture 5th.  8th grader, Nimalka De Alwis, dropped 4 seconds in the 100 free to take 9th.

The 200 Medley teamof Nimalka De Alwis, Chloe Salusso, Jerica Hamburg and Brianna Komm took 6th. The 400 free relay of Lily Jaksha, Alex Kovnesky, Cora Raush, and Olivia Thurmond took 3rd.


Freshman, Nathan Stone, led the boys with personal best times in both races.  He took 5th in the 200 free, and 4th in the 100 fly.  Sophomore, Ziah Garza, swam best times in both races also to capture 6th in the 100 back and 7th in the 50 free.  Freshman, Ben McAdams, dropped 2 seconds in the 100 free to take 5th.  Sophomore, Blair Hamry, took 2 seconds off his 100 free to take 7th.  He also took 8th in the 200 free.

The 200 Free Relay team of Ziah Garza, Gage Plum, Ben McAdams, and Nathan Stone had a 4 second drop to take 2nd.

Everyone is swimming hard.  We had a lot of personal best times today.  I am very proud of them.  There are 2 more meets that are left to get swimmers with times that will put them in the top 32 to make it to state.  They are working hard to get there.

We swim next Friday in Butte, and Saturday in Missoula.

Lynn Shrader

Butte High Swim coach.

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