Lander

Lander won all three relays and five individual events to capture its 21st consecutive title Saturday at the Wyoming State High School Class 3A Swimming and Diving Championships in Gillette.

The Tigers finished with 331 points, which was 100 more than runner-up Lyman. Powell was third with 175 points, with Worland (153) and Sublette County (94) rounding out the top five.

Lander sophomore Caleb Huelskamp defended his title in the 500-yard freestyle and also took top honors in the 200 free. Also finishing first for the Tigers were senior Treyton Martinsen (50 free), freshman Ryan Brinda (100 free) and freshman Nick Kulow (200 IM).

The Tigers also swam to victory in the 200 free, the 200 medley and the 400 free relays.

Douglas senior Trentn Weiss, who won both the 100 butterfly and the 100 breaststroke, and Worland senior Caleb Truman, who defended his title in the diving event, were named the Co-Athletes of the Meet. Weiss also was named the 3A Athlete of the Year by the Wyoming Swim Coaches Association.

Lander head coach Lantien Chu was named the 3A Coach of the Year.

Lander’s current streak, which began in 1997, is seventh all-time nationally, according to the National Federation of State High School Associations. The only high school with a longer current streak is Louisville St. Xavier in Kentucky, which has won 28 in a row.

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Jack Nowlin returned to the Star-Tribune in 2007 after eight years covering Michigan State University athletics. A Wyoming native, and a graduate of Jeffrey City High School and the University of Wyoming, Jack serves as the Star-Tribune’s sports editor.

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