Lady Bison Second At Conference, Boast Many Champions

Lady Bison Second At Conference, Boast Many Champions

The Buffalo Lady Bison swim team finished second at the 3A East Conference Championships in Worland last weekend, but also had a number of Conference Champions crowned and some other great finishes in their last meet before State later this week.

Buffalo's Conference Champions were: the 200 medley relay team of Hailee Riddle, Nicole Thiele, Taylor Ballek, and Hannah Chapin;
Chapin in both the 50 and 100 free, where she set Conference records in both; Ballek in the 100 backstroke; Thiele in the 100 breaststroke, and Grace Meacham in diving.

Taylor Ballek finished third overall in Conference in the 100 butterfly;
Nicole Thiele third overall in the 200 IM; Jenna Elmlinger took second in diving; and Hailee Riddle took third in Conference in both the 200 and 500 freestyle.

Earning All-Conference honors were: Hannah Chapin, Grace Meacham, Taylor Ballek, Hailee Riddle, Nicole Thiele, and Jenna Elmlinger.

Other notable finishes for the Lady Bison were: Hailee Riddle, third in the 200 and 500 free; Alescea Webber seventh in the 200 free and 100 backstroke (she was the consolation champion in both events);Jennifer Seeman, eighth in the 100 backstroke and ninth in the 100 free; Annie Stratton, 10th in the 100 butterfly and 200 IM; Courtney Mauck, 10th in the 500 free; Emmaline Velasquez, 11th in the 500 free; Bethany Friese, 11th in the 200 IM; and Tabitha Cohoon, 12th in the 100 breast stroke.

Third place went to the 400 free relay team of Ballek, Thiele, Riddle, and Chapin; and the 200 free relay team of Mauck, Seeman, Webber, and Meacham.

The girls will be at the 3A State Finals Thursday and Friday in Gillette.