Wyoming swimming adds four more, including local sprinter
LARAMIE -- Wyoming's swimming and diving team added four new members to its team this week, including sprinter Kayley Yother from Laramie High School. Head coach Dave Denniston said the new members -- three men and Yother -- add different elements to his squad, according to a press release from the school.
Yother is the third athlete from the Gem City to ink with the team, joining Natalie Six and Anna Roesler.
“What Logan (Arnold) has been able to recruit in the nine months he’s been here – the quality of athlete with speed and talent – and get to commit, is at the highest level it has been in four or five years,” Denniston said in a release. “It’s going to be a short amount of time before we are a part of a national conversation, and that’s because Logan has done a great job recruiting and being patient and finding truly talented kids that are just really great swimmers.”
Let's meet these new UW student-athletes:
Kayley Yother (Laramie, Wyoming)
“We were fortunate to add local talent, Kayley Yother, to the women's team,” Denniston said. “Kayley is a very athletic sprinter from Laramie, and I'm excited to see her develop into a great racer.”
Luke Slabber (Cape Town, South Africa)
“We are bringing in another South African talent,” Denniston said. “Luke is the training partner and friend of sophomore Gavin Smith. Like Gavin, we anticipate that Luke will race in a variety of events and strengthen our individual medleys.”
Caleb Ozenne (Humble, Texas)
”Caleb will help continue our tradition of talent in the distance freestyle events,” Denniston said. “We expect him to also be on the 800 free relay.”
Christian Louie (Seattle, Washington)
”We were able to add some breaststroke talent to the team by signing Christian,” Denniston said. “Christian will make an immediate impact in the breaststroke events for us. It will be fun to watch him develop more events while he is here.”
These four will join the initial fall recruiting class that committed to the program back in December: Berkeley Christensen (Gillette), Charlie Clark (Las Vegas, Nev.), Collin Davis (Durham, N.C.), Ellie Fritscher (Mandeville, La.), Karter Friesen (Windsor, La.), Sydney McKenzie (Monument, Colo.), Mikayla Moore (San Antonio, Texas), Veronika Ozimek (Valparaiso, Ind.), Anna Roesler (Laramie), Alex Stein (Fishers, Ind.), Nettie Knapton (Omaha, Neb.), Natalie Six (Laramie).
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