After watching their 17-year reign as Western Athletic Conference Champions end last year, the Great Bend Lady Panther swim team started a new streak Thursday by winning the WAC championship at Barton Community College.
Despite winning only two events, the Panthers used their depth to outscore Garden City 383-369.
Emily Hall won the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:07.37 while the 200 freestyle relay team (Emily Hall, Kameryn Johns, Ellyson Somers, Josephine Mazouch) won gold with a time of 1:50.3.
Great Bend will now prepare for the state meet in Lenexa May 20-21.
1. Great Bend 383
2. Garden City 369
3. Dodge City 260
4. Hays 174
5. Liberal 91