Despite a great meet, the UTHS Panther Girls Swim Team finished fourth at the Western Big Six Conference Championship Swim Meet held at Rock Island High School. The two time defending champs were lead by All-Conference selections Brandi LaFountaine (1st in the 100 Back-58.88), and Kendra Diamond (1st in the 200 IM-2:16.81). Other top six finishers were: Mia Franks (200 Free-6th, 500 free-6th), Ali Ogden (200 IM-6th, 100 Breast-6th), LaFountaine-50 free-2nd), Kaisa Sommer (100 Fly-5th, 100 Back-6th), Diamond (500 Free-2nd), 200 Medley Relay (LaFountaine, Ogden, Sommer, Diamond-2nd), 200 Free Relay (Ogden, Natalie Davis, franks, Develyn Whiles-4th), and the 400 Free Relay (Diamond, Sommer, LaFountaine, Franks-3rd). Rock Island won the meet with Moline finishing second, and Galesburg third.
The JV team showed good improvement in finishing 4th at the Western Big Six JV Invitational. Top six finishers for the Panthers were: Jasmine Westbrooks (50 free-2nd, 100 Back-5th), Ariel Wilcox (50 free-4th), Autumn Dillin (500 free-3rd), Evita Fazliu (100 Breast-5th), 200 Medley Relay (Westbrooks, Fazliu, Dillin, Alexis Lott-5th), 200 Free Relay (Westbrooks, Wilcox, Dillin, Jaylie Marberry-3rd), and the 400 Free Relay (Marberry, Lott, Wilcix, Whiles-4th).
Next Meet: IHSA Sectional Swim Meet Saturday-November 11, 2017 @ UTHS
Diving-9:00 am Swimming-1:00 pm