|Swimmers host two duals|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
Sterling High School hosted two dual swim meets last week, falling to Eaton 91-82 Tuesday, Jan. 25 and defeating Valley 91-77 Thursday, Jan. 27.
HHS members of the Sterling team did well in the two days of competition.
Since Thursday’s dual was the last home meet, SHS honored the seniors/co-captains including Pam McWilliams, Briar Bergner and Brandi Orand of Holyoke.
HHS senior Brandi Orand swam personal best times in two individual
Against Eaton on Tuesday, Pam McWilliams won the 200 freestyle event, placed second in the 400 free and was on the first-place 400 free relay team. She was extremely strong in all her events and dropped time, according to coach Adria Colver.
Amy Krogmeier won the 100 back and finished second in the 50 free, while swimming on the first-place 200 medley and 200 free relays.
Additionally, Malena McWilliams placed fourth in the 200 individual medley and fifth in the 100 breast against Eaton.
Coach Colver noted Bergner’s 200 individual medley impressed her, as did Malena McWilliams and Katlin Davis’ improved technique.
In Thursday action, Krogmeier won two firsts in individual events in the 50 free and 100 back. She swam on the first-place 200 medley relay and the second-place 200 free relay. She continues to swim consistently strong, said Colver.
Bergner nabbed two thirds in the 400 free and 100 breast; Orand took fourth in the 100 free and fifth in the 50 free; and Malena McWilliams placed fourth in both the 200 individual medley and 100 breast.
Bergner and Orand swam on the third-place 200 medley relay team, Malena McWilliams was on the third-place 200 free relay and Orand swam on the third-place 400 free relay.
Orand had her best meet of the year against Valley. She swam personal best times in both individual and relay events.
Swim season is nearing the end, as the conference meet is scheduled Feb. 4-5 in Greeley, with state competition at Mountain View Feb. 11-12.