Butte’s Thad Holdsworth swims to All-State

Butte’s Thad Holdsworth swims to All-State

GREAT FALLS — Butte High junior Thad Holdsworth earned All-State honors in two events Friday at the Class AA State swim meet at the Great Falls High pool.

Holdsworth placed third in the 100-yard butterfly and fourth place in the 100 breaststroke. The top six place winners in each even earn All-State recognition.

Butte sophomore Ladd Hutchinson captured 12th in the 100 breaststroke for the Bulldogs, who scored 42 team points for 11th place.

Helena High won the boys’ team title with 234 points. Great Falls High took second at 221, and Great Falls Russel placed third at 158.

Butte High’s 200 medley relay team of Holdsworth, Hutchinson, Maece Garza and Kershaw Mellot placed ninth. The same four boys took 10th in the 200 freestyle relay.

Bulldogs Colby Reagan, Mellott, Daniel Harrington and Jaydon Lider placed 12th in the 400 freestyle relay.

Bozeman’s girls repeated as champs with 245 team points. CMR was second at 152, followed by Great Falls High at 133. Butte High’s girls scored 12 points for 14th place.

Senior Anna Trudnowski closed her prep swimming career by placing eighth in the 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle. She was the only Bulldog girl to place individually.

Lilly Jaksha, Kinzie Mason, Hammah Morin-Ferguson and Trudnowski placed 12th in the 200 freestyle relay.

The meet is typically two days but shortened to one because of the pandemic. Friday’s meet was the only time this season Butte High faced its competition live. The rest of the meets were run virtually.

“I am very proud of how we did,” Bulldog coach Lynn Shrader said. “Especially since this was the first meet we actually got to swim physically against others. We had a lot of best times. I am very proud of all my swimmers.”

Team Scores
Boys: 
Helena 234, Great Falls 221, Great Falls CMR 158, Missoula Sentinel 131. Bozeman 121, Kalispell Glacier 109, Missoula Hellgate 74, Kalispell Flathead 50, Billings Skyview 44, Kalispell Gallatin 44, Butte 42, Billings West 26, Missoula Big Sky 24, Helena Capital 18, Billings Senior 4.

Girls: Bozeman 245, Great Falls CMR 152, Great Falls 133, Bozeman Gallatin 110, Missoula Sentinel 107, Missoula Hellgate 95, Billings Skyview 85. Billings Senior 83, Missoula Big Sky 80. Helena 56, Kalispell Glacier 56, Kalispell Flathead 48, Billings West 37, Butte 12, Helena Capital 3.

Individual results



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