Hellgate swim team sweeps state title for 6th straight season


    Class AA and A swimmers met in Bozeman to compete in the State Swim meet

    In the Class AA swim meet, Hellgate came in as the dominate favorite. They took gold in 12 different races, setting three state records.

    The Knights Katharine Berkoff set two on her own in the 100 meter backstroke and 100 meter freestyle. The Knights also had Finn Westenfelder take gold in the 50 and 100 free, Gabby Smart win the 500 free and 200 individual medley, and Sawyer Keyes win the 200 and 500 freestyle.

    Butte's Catherine Russo was the only non-Hellgate swimmer to win multiple races, taking the 100 meter fly and 50 meter free. Glacier's AJ Popp won the 200 meter freestyle, and Bozeman's Erin McKinney won the 100 meter breaststroke.

    Hellgate won both the boys and girls team titles for the sixth straight season.

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