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Buffalo swim hosts back to back contests

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The BHS girls swim team huddled together for their chant

The Buffalo High School girls swim team huddled together for their pre-meet chant on Saturday morning at the YMCA. The teams all took turns doing their chants before the singing of the National Anthem.

Buffalo High School's girls swim team hosted two swim contests during homecoming week, the first a dual against Cody and the second a larger meet on Saturday morning. The two events brought out students from other teams and organizations with signs and cheers in support of the swimmers and kept the pool deck loud. 

Makenna Lambert sang the national anthem before the start of the swim meet

Buffalo High School senior Makenna Lambert sang the national anthem before the start of the swim meet on Saturday morning at the YMCA. Lambert jokingly sang along with the overhead music while they waited for it to be shut off so she could begin the anthem.

Vivyan Gripp takes a breath during the 100-yard butterfly

Buffalo High School’s Vivyan Gripp takes a breath during the 100-yard butterfly race on Friday. Buffalo ultimately lost 58-43 to Cody. Gripp finished with a time of 1:13.45.

Keesee Bennett-McDonnell pulls herself backward during the 100-yard backstroke

Buffalo High School’s Keesee Bennett-McDonnell pulls herself backward during the 100-yard backstroke on Friday. Bennett-McDonnell was one of the two Buffalo swimmers to compete in the event.

Kylee Hart takes a breath during the first half of the 100-yard breaststroke

Buffalo High School’s Kylee Hart takes a breath during the first half of the 100-yard breaststroke on Friday. Hart finished third in the heat.

BHS swimmers, band members and volleyball players yell

A group of Buffalo High School swimmers, band members and volleyball players yell and scream in support of Buffalo's swim team during one of the two homecoming swim meets on Friday. Buffalo ultimately fell just short to lose to Cody in the Friday dual. 

Claire Hicks takes a breath during her breast stroke

Buffalo High School freshman Claire Hicks takes a breath during her breast stroke on Friday.

Makenna Lambert takes a final breath before finishing the last leg of the 400-yard freestyle relay

Buffalo High School senior Makenna Lambert takes a final breath before finishing the last leg of the 400-yard freestyle relay on Friday. Buffalo narrowly finished in second with a time of less than one second behind the first place Cody team.

Makenna Lambert looks up to take a breath during the first half of her butterfly leg

Buffalo High School senior Makenna Lambert looks up to take a breath during the first half of her butterfly leg of the 200-yard medley relay on Saturday morning at the YMCA. Lambert’s team included Erin Houseman, Vivyan Gripp and Bella Johnson.

Vivyan Gripp takes a breath during the butterfly leg

Buffalo High School’s Vivyan Gripp takes a breath during the butterfly leg of her 200-yard IM race on Saturday morning at the YMCA. Gripp finished second in her heat with a time of 2:34.25.

Claire Hicks takes a breath during her 200-yard freestyle race

Buffalo High School freshman Claire Hicks takes a breath during her 200-yard freestyle race on Saturday morning at the YMCA. Hicks finished second in the heat with a time of 2:37.36, cutting several seconds off her previous season best.

Sarah Killion pulls forward in a splash during her 50-yard freestyle

Buffalo High School’s Sarah Killion pulls forward in a splash during her 50-yard freestyle heat on Saturday morning at the YMCA. Killion was one of four Buffalo swimmers to compete in the race.

Olivia Maertens pulls her hands down as she dives into the pool

Buffalo High School’s only diver Olivia Maertens pulls her hands down as she dives into the pool on Saturday morning at the YMCA. Maertens completed her first dive, which had a difficulty of 1.7, with a total score of 26.35.

Olivia Maertens, right, joins the rest of the divers in watching a peer

Buffalo High School diver Olivia Maertens, right, joins the rest of the divers in watching a peer on Saturday morning at the YMCA. The meet was a six dive meet and had a total of 12 divers.

Makenna Lambert talks with boyfriend Nathan Largent after her final event

Buffalo High School senior Makenna Lambert talks with boyfriend Nathan Largent after her final event on Friday. A number of fans and classmates brought signs to hold while cheering for the team.

Photojournalist

Jessi Dodge joined the Bulletin as a photojournalist and a Report for America corp member in 2020. If you have ideas or comments, reach out at jessi@buffalobulletin.com.

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