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Bozeman swimming sweeps AA title race; Whitefish boys, Billings Central girls take A-B championships

Posted at 11:23 PM, Feb 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-16 03:12:43-05

GREAT FALLS — After taking second place last season, both the Bozeman boys and girls dominated the field to sweep the Class AA titles at the MHSA 2020 Swim Meet on Saturday.

The Missoula Hellgate girls took second and Butte took third. For the boys, Great Falls CMR took second and Great Falls High took third. It was the first state trophy for the Bison since 1989.

Butte's Catherine Russo tied her own state record in the girls 50-yard freestyle at 22.76 seconds. Russo, who will swim at Ohio State next year, won state in both the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard butterfly for the fourth consecutive year.

The Billings Central girls scored 109 points to win the Class A-B title, 32 points ahead of Whitefish. However, the Whitefish boys cruised to a team championship with 96.5 points, overcoming second-place Hardin's 61 points.

To view the individual results, please click here. Team scores can be found below.

AA GIRLS

1.Bozeman257
2.Missoula Hellgate203
3.Butte 107
4.Great Falls CMR105
5.Kalispell Glacier103
6.Missoula Big Sky-Loyola86
7.Billings Skyview66
8.Helena Capital65
9.Great Falls High65
10.Billings West57
11.Billings Senior55
12.Kalispell Flathead55
13.Missoula Sentinel40
14.Helena High38

AA boys

1.Bozeman222
2.Great Falls CMR190
3.Great Falls High181
4.Helena High168
5.Missoula Sentinel149
6.Billings West74
7.Kalispell Flathead53
8.Billings Skyview52
9.Helena Capital49
10.Kalispell Glacier47
11.Missoula Hellgate42
12.Butte36
13.Missoula Big Sky-Loyola31

A-B Girls

1.Billings Central109
2.Whitefish89
3.Hardin32
4.Bigfork20
5.Havre19
6.Columbia Falls3

A-B Boys

1.Whitefish96.5
2.Hardin61
3.Billings Central44.5
4.Havre38
5.Columbia Falls31