Knowing they’ve been the favorite all season, the Laramie Lady Plainsmen look to complete a 3-peat at the state swimming and diving championships this weekend.

The Class 4A Wyoming High School State Swimming and Diving Championships are Friday and Saturday in Gillette at the Campbell County Aquatics Center. The prelims and semifinals for diving start at 3:30 p.m. on Friday. They will be followed by the swimming prelims starting at about 5 p.m. All the event finals are on Saturday at 10 a.m.

Laramie won the title two years ago by 10 points. Last year at their pool, LHS dominated and won by 129 points.

Led by senior All-American Olivia McPherson, who was the “Athlete of the Meet” and “Athlete of the Year” in Class 4A girls’ swimming and diving last year, Laramie seeks another title. McPherson is favored to win two individual events and looks to swim a leg on two relays that are favored, as well. Fellow senior Sage Morton is favored in the 500 freestyle and is a threat in the 200 freestyle.

Laramie’s head coach Tom Hudson knows they are the “team to beat.” He spoke with KOWB’s David Settle about the state meet, their preparation, their key to success, and what he expects to happen on Friday and Saturday in the video above.

The Lady Plainsmen will be trying to win their sixth state title with Hudson at the helm.

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