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Cheyenne Farmer’s favorite event in the pool involves looking backwards, even if she is thinking ahead.

The Cody sophomore captured the 100-yard backstroke Friday in the Newcastle High Duals against three other teams, but wasn’t sure she was about to win.

“I could feel people behind me,” Farmer said. “I couldn’t tell in front of me.”

As it so happened, there was nobody in front of her. She was in the clear.

Farmer clocked a time of 1 minute, 19.30 seconds competing against Newcastle, Cheyenne South and Douglas.

The Fillies won dual meets against all three of the other schools.

Saturday, Cody took third as a team in the six-school Newcastle High Invitational. Buffalo won the crown.

“I feel like the backstroke is my best event,” Farmer said. “It’s my favorite because I’m good at it.”

As has been the case all season, the Fillies enjoyed a smorgasbord of primo swims from many sources on both days.

Freshman Ally Boysen virtually set the pool on fire Saturday with her 26-second victory in the 50 freestyle and her 57.39-second win in the 100 free. Both were personal bests outside of relay legs.

“I was hoping to get under 26 in the 50,” said Boysen, who came within an eyelash from doing so. “Next week.”

Her time drop in the 100 was about four-tenths and she sees room for improvement in that event, too.

“I bet I can get it down to 56 by state,” Boysen said.

Boysen is on a mission to qualify for every individual event for the state meet in November, but when it comes down to choosing her best, the shortest freestyles could be her best opportunity for a high finish.

“It could be the 50 and the 100,” she said.

Also in the duals, Brylee Allred won the 200 freestyle in 2:28.99, Marissa Rosenbaum won the 100 with a personal best 1:01.08 and she also won the 100 breaststroke in 1:22.40. Cody’s 200-yard free relay and its 400 free relay were also both victorious.

In the invitational, junior Megan Boysen conquered the backstroke field in 1:06.64. She also placed second in the 100 butterfly.

Coach Buffy Allred was pleased by what she saw from the Fillies.

“It was a good weekend,” Allred said. “Lots of good things happened. Proud of how hard they are working in practice to accomplish their goals.”

It is more than 300 miles from Cody to Newcastle.

“It was a long drive,” Ally Boysen said.

A time spent primarily on one activity.

“Mostly sleep,” she said.

Newcastle Duals

Teams: Cody 110, Newcastle 45; Cody 110, Douglas 52; Cody 91, Cheyenne South 82; Douglas 76, Newcastle 69; Cheyenne South 119, Newcastle 50; Cheyenne South 113, Douglas 59.

Cody individuals

200-yard medley relay:  2) Cody (Paige Bower, Marissa Rosenbaum, Megan Boysen, Kaelee VanNortrick), 2:10.71; 6) Cody (Cheyenne Farmer, Ally Boysen, Taylen Stinson, Mahayla Allred), 2:31.94. 200 freestyle: 1) Brylee Allred, 2:28.99; 2) Alexa Etter, 2:35.48; 7) Allie Ennist, 2:40.75. 200 individual medley: 2) M. Boysen, 2:37.68; 6) M. Allred, 3:04.55; 8) Zelma Rudd, 3:10.42. 50 freestyle: 3) Paige Bower, 28.82; 4) VanNortrick, 30.06; 6) Farmer, 31.52.  100 butterfly: 2) A. Boysen, 1:14.30. 100 freestyle: 1) Rosenbaum, 1:01.08; 2) M. Boysen, 1:01.16; 4) Bower, 1:02.96; 8) Ennist, 1:18.76. 

500 freestyle: 4) Stinson, 7:09.81; 5) VanNortrick, 7:12.23. 200 free relay: 1) Cody (B. Allred, Bower, Rosenbaum, A. Boysen), 1:50.98; 5) Cody (Farmer, Rudd, Ennist, Etter), 2:14.43. 100 backstroke: 1) Farmer, 1:19.30; 2) Rudd, 1:27.08; 3) B. Allred, 1:29.06; 8) M. Allred, 1:41.13. 100 breaststroke: 1) Rosenbaum, 1:22.40; 2) A. Boysen, 1:23; 8) Stinson, 1:37.01; 10) Etter, 1:43.33. 400 free relay: 1) Cody (B. Allred, VanNortrick, Stinson, M. Boysen), 4:34.38.

Newcastle High

Invitational

Teams: 1) Buffalo 334; 2) Cheyenne South, 249; 3) Cody, 242; 4) Worland, 155; 5) Douglas, 140; 6) Newcastle, 120.

Cody individuals

200 medley relay: 3) Cody (M. Boysen, B. Allred, VanNortrick, A. Boysen), 2:03.66; 9) Cody (Farmer, Etter, Rudd, Ennist), 2:38.27. 200 freestyle: 2) Rosenbaum, 2:13.86; 3) Bower, 2:15.34; 11) M. Allred, 2:33.87. 200 individual medley: 6) B. Allred, 2:32.32; 8) Etter, 3:00.50; 10) Stinson, 3:08.06. 50 freestyle: 1) A. Boysen, 26.00; 9) VanNortrick, 30:08; 11) Farmer, 32.03; 16) Rudd, 34.38. 

100 butterfly: 2) Boysen, 1:07.89; 8) Bower, 1:26.17. 500 freestyle: 2) Rosenbaum, 6:10.17; 6) M. Allred, 7:17.08. 200 free relay: 2) Cody (VanNortrick, Bower, B. Allred, Rosenbaum), 1:56.78; 7) Cody (Stinson, Ennist, M. Allred, Farmer), 2:15.57. 100 backstroke: 1) M. Boysen, 1:06.64; 8) Stinson, 1:19.50; 10 Etter, 1:23.07. 100 breaststroke: 5) B. Allred, 1:20.57; 13) Rudd, 1:36.43; 15) Ennist, 1:40.35. 200 freestyle relay: 2) Cody (A. Boysen, Bower, Rosenbaum, M. Boysen), 4:06.46; 6) Cody (Stinson, M. Allred, Rudd, Etter), 5:07.12.

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