Butte High’s Keegan Whelan continued to attack the record book, chopping two minutes off of his time in the 100-yard breaststroke at the Bohn-Mohrer Invitational in Helena on Saturday.
Whelan finished second in the 100 breaststroke (1:02.67), and the 100-yard butterfly, as he and his teammates led the Bulldogs to a fifth-place team finish.
The girls’ team placed sixth overall with strong showings on the relay and individual levels.
“We had great swims, with almost everyone getting personal-best times again,” Butte coach Lynn Shrader said. “I am very pleased with everyone.”
The girls’ team saw the 200-yard medley relay team of Sidney Christie, Carlee Johnson, Elsie Dickerson and Hannah Amtmann finish eighth place.
The 200-yard freestyle relay squad, made up of Johnson, Amtmann, Dickerson and Haley Hildreth, also turned in an eighth-place finish, while Cynthia Trudgeon, Nicole Hyatt, Christie and Hildreth combined for a sixth-place finish in the 400-yard freestyle relay.
On the individual level, Amtmann was ninth in the 200-yard freestyle and 10th in the 100-yard freestyle.
Dickerson turned in an eighth-place finish in the 200-yard individual medley, and 12th in the 100-yard backstroke.
Johnson was sixth in the 200 IM and seventh in the 100 breaststroke, while Christie was 10th in the 100-yard backstroke.
On the boys’ side of the pool, Jake Bentley captured third place in the 200-yard freestyle, clocking a personal best time of 1:54.28. That trimmed a second off of his previous best in that event. Bentley also placed fifth in the 100-yard freestyle.
Levin Mullaney turned in an eighth-place finish in the 200 free, and a ninth-place mark in the 100 free.
Bentley, Mullaney, Kyle Komm and Whelan also swam as a relay team, finishing fourth in the 200 free and 400-yard freestyle relays.
The Bulldogs are gearing up for the state championships, scheduled for Feb. 13-14 in Missoula.
Audrie Park scored 10 points and Ahnna Goodrich added eight as Drummond upended Granite, 32-28, on Saturday night.
The teams had trouble getting started – Drummond led 3-1 after the first quarter – but the Trojans pulled away in the second quarter.
Granite was led by Jaden Comings, who scored 11 points.
Notes: Butte High’s Lexi Murphy is scheduled to undergo surgery on Feb. 13 to repair ACL and meniscus tears in her knee. She suffered the injuries in a recent game and is not expected to play again this season. … Twin Bridges freshman Kailee Oliverson is hoping to return to action for the Falcons within the next 10 days. Oliverson, one of the Falcons’ leading scorers this season, was sidelined after having her appendix removed. She is shooting baskets on a daily basis but has not yet been cleared by doctors to return to game action.
Eric Bohrnsen scored 25 points and Connor Munis added 16 to lead Granite High to a 67-57 overtime win over Drummond, also on Saturday night.
Granite’s win overshadowed a 20-point performance by Drummond’s Danny Mannix.
“Our kids played with huge hearts,” Granite coach Dustin Keltner said. “We showed a ton of discipline and composure.
“Both teams played extremely hard. It had tournament intensity and I was very proud of each and every one of our players.”