Boy’s Swimming- Sheridan Invitational

Boys Swim Sheridan Invitational

Boy's Swimming- Sheridan Invitational

After the last racer had touched the wall at a boys swim meet in Sheridan the team sat down for a post-competition meal. After eating at Qdoba the team loaded onto the bus and left. The only problem was one person was still at the restaurant.

Porter Laing, the team’s diver, was in the restroom while the bus loaded up and drove away.

“I honestly thought it was a joke,” said Laing. “I thought that they were just going to come around the block. It was about five minutes afterward that I realized they actually forgot me. When I called Anbo. He thought I was lying.”

With a diving score of 149.5 Laing became one of three Cody swimmers who qualified for the state meet. Anbo Yao and Luke Campbell, both qualified for state in the 100 yard butterfly.

The Sheridan Invitational is the only meet that is swam in a meter pool in the boys’ season.

“It felt a lot longer than it was,” said Yao. “Anything with butterfly was grueling.”

Coach Jason Koperski was happy with all the times posted. The team had been working hard recently and the team was tired from the week before.

Besides leaving someone at a restaurant the meet itself had some unintentional comedy. Nakoa Brown swam without his goggles. Not because he lost them in the pool, but because he had forgotten them… on his forehead. Brown swam the entire race blind.

“When I got up Coach Jason was laughing,” Brown said. “I was laughing too, it was pretty ridiculous.”

There are only two more meets left in the swim season. Conference is in Buffalo on Friday and Saturday, and State is in Laramie on Feb. 15 and 16.