The Cody swim team has been good this season. Going into Thursday’s meet in Powell, 11 swimmers had qualified for state, with representation in all 12 events. 

Nearing the end of the season where rest for the conference meet becomes more important and with many swimming in events that are not their strongest, it would not have been unexpected for times at the second Powell Triangular and the Green River Invite for the team to slip a bit. Instead, a few dozen personal bests were set and there were five more state qualifying times as the Fillies took second in Powell and in Green River on Friday. 

In Powell, freshman Kelsey Pomajzl shaved 35 seconds off her best time in the 500 free to claim a place in that race at state and eked out a new career-best in the 200 free to earn a spot in that race as well. 

“I had a girl next to me that really pushed me,” Pomajzl said of her 500. “We were neck-and-neck the whole time, just back and forth. I’m really competitive, and that really pushed me to beat her and win that heat.”

Pomajzl has now qualified for five events and said she still feels some nerves before her races, but not as much as she has in the past. 

“There’s not as much, but I still get nervous,” Pomajzl said. “I’m so competitive, it bothers me if I don’t get it, but not as much pressure.”

Fellow distance swimmer Taylen Stinson finished 11 hundredths of a second under the state qualifying time in the 500 free, becoming the 12th Cody swimmer to secure a spot in the state meet. 

“I’ve been putting in a lot more work at practice, definitely more than last year,” Stinson said. “That’s really helped me, and my teammates have helped me improve on my times and stuff.”

The Green River Invite started with a photo finish in the 200 medley relay that saw the Fillies beat the Lady Wolves by .04 seconds thanks to a final kick from sophomore Ally Boysen to edge out Green River’s Lilly Munoz. 

“Ally is such a competitor,” coach Emily Swett said. “She knows how to put her head down, literally, and race.”

Boysen cut down a full two-second lead by the Lady Wolves with one of her fastest splits of the season, finishing the leg in 24.97 seconds, more than a half-second faster than her best 50 free time this season. 

Also in Green River, freshman Adrian Wood and sophomore Mahayla Allred both qualified for state in the 100-yard breaststroke. 

In total, the Fillies now have 14 swimmers who have qualified for the state meet, almost double the number Cody took last season where they raced to sixth-place finish as a team. 

The Fillies compete in the East Conference in Worland on Saturday at 1 p.m.

Powell Triangular II

Teams: Powell,479; Cody, 330; Worland, 223

 

Cody

Individuals

 

200 medley relay - 1) Megan Boysen, Brylee Allred, Tara Joyce, Ally Boysen, 1:56.92; 3) Paige Bower, Tayleigh Hopkin, Kelly Joyce, Sage Ellsbury, 2:20.40; 5) Taylen Stinson, Emma Cook, Summer Holeman, Clara Christensen, 2:33.59

200 free - 3) Kelsey Pomajzl, 2:19.07; 4) Allred, 2:20.90; 7) Allie Ennist, 2:35.17; 8) Cook, 2:37.86; 9) Zelma Rudd, 2:40.33

200 IM - 1) T. Joyce, 2:19.68; 4) Bower, 2:35.40

50 free - 1) A. Boysen, 25.71; 8) Ellsbury, 30.64; 10) Adrian Wood, 31.79; 11) K. Joyce, 32.81; 17) Christensen, 39.36

1-meter diving (11 dives) - 4) Joy Woods, 178.95

1-meter diving (6 dives) - 1) Nyah Meier, 130.50

100 fly - 1) M. Boysen, 1:07.65; 7) Rudd, 1:25.90

100 free - 1) Hopkin, 1:01.21; 10) Ellsbury, 1:11.74; 11) Holeman, 1:12.23

500 free - 3) Pomajzl, 6:15.38; 6) K. Joyce, 6:28.46; 7) Stinson, 6:32.89

200 free relay - 1) M. Boysen, Bower, A. Boysen, T. Joyce, 1:45.54; 5) Ennist, Wood, Ellsbury, Pomajzl, 2:04.14

100 back - 5) Allred, 1:17.86; 8) Hopkin, 1:21.88; 9) Cook, 1:25.43

100 breast - 5) Wood, 1:22.68; 8) Bower, 1:24.69; 12) Ennist, 1:37.10

400 free relay - 1) Allred, Hopkin, A. Boysen, T. Joyce, 3:55.79; 3) M. Boysen, K. Joyce, Stinson, Pomajzl, 4:20.42

Green River Invite

Team

scores

(triple

duals):

Cody-Worland, 117-69, Cody-Rawlins, 130-51; Cody-Green River, 72-113

 

Cody

Individuals

 

200 Medley Relay - 1) M. Boysen, B. Allred, T. Joyce, A. Boysen, 1:56.82; 7) Ellsbury, Cook, Pomajzl, Hopkin, 2:20.08; 9) Ennist, Mahayla Allred, Holeman, Christensen, 2:35.52

200 free - 1) T. Joyce, 1:58.18; 3) Bower, 2:13.48; 7) Stinson, 2:22.11; 13) Wood, 2:39.67

200 IM - 5) Pomajzl, 2:41.97; 7) M. Allred, 2:43.33; 11) Ennist, 3:03.09

50 free - 1) A. Boysen, 25.68; 9) Ellsbury, 31.09; 10) Rudd, 31.20; 13) Holeman, 32.60; 19) Christensen, 41.01

1-meter diving (6 dives) - 2) Aspen Kalkowski, 164.25; 4) Meier, 142.59

100 fly - 3) M. Boysen, 1:07.54; 7) B. Allred, 1:14.02; 9) Pomajzl, 1:19.07

100 free - 1) A. Boysen, 56.70; 8) Hopkin, 1:05.61; 13) Cook, 1:08.53

500 free - 1) T. Joyce, 5:23.32; 4) Bower, 5:57.77; 9) Stinson, 6:42.16; 10) Ennist, 7:14.89; 14) Holeman, 7:55.73

200 free relay - 2) B. Allred, Pomajzl, Bower, Hopkin, 1:53.34; 6) Wood, Cook, M. Allred, Stinson, 2:06.32

100 back - 2) M. Boysen, 1:06.20; 14) Rudd, 1:26.29; 15) Ellsbury, 1:26.71; 17) Christensen, 1:59.58

100 breast - 4) B. Allred, 1:15.90; 6) Wood, 1:21.08; 7) Cook, 1:21.91; 8) M. Allred, 1:22.36

400 free relay - 1) Bower, M. Boysen, A. Boysen, T. Joyce, 3:52.05; 6) Ellsbury, Holeman, Rudd, Stinson, 4:51.97

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