Demons make waves at Grand Junction meet
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
The Glenwood Springs boys swimming and diving team made waves at El Pomar Natatorium in Grand Junction over the weekend, finishing eighth or better in all 14 swims.
The Demons also secured seven state-qualifying times – five in individual events and two in relays.
Jack Cassidy, Geoff Moore, Michael Zimet and Max Bryant teamed up for a third-place finish in the 200-yard medley relay, dropping nearly two seconds from a previous qualifying swim.
Glenwood senior Cole Newton linked up with Zimet, Cassidy and Bryant for another third-place finish in the 400 freestyle relay, blowing away the state time by more than six seconds.
Zimet, a junior at Aspen High, led Glenwood with three individual state qualifying times. He dominated the field in the 500 freestyle, bringing the Demons their sole first-place finish.
In a tightly contested 100 butterfly race, in which the top five finishers all qualified for state, Zimet battled to a fourth-place finish. The junior also took full advantage of leading off the 400 free relay, swimming a qualifying time for the 100 freestyle and providing the team open water to swim in.
Bryant, a freshman at Aspen, continued where he left off three weeks ago. With a third-place finish in the 200 individual medley and a second-place finish in the 100 freestyle, the youngster showed maturity beyond his years, besting both state times.
Cassidy, an Eagle Valley freshman, had a third- and fourth-place finish in the 100 backstroke and the 200 freestyle. Cassidy swam a personal best in the backstroke, dropping two seconds.
Newton swam a personal best in the 50 freestyle, finishing fourth. He then gutted out a fifth-place finish in the 100 freestyle with his goggles around his neck.
Moore, coming off an illness, swam to a third-place finish in the 100 breaststroke. Jonathan De Leo swam best times in both of his events – the 200 freestyle and 100 backstroke.
The Demons’ next challenge is 10 a.m. home meet on April 23. Gunnison and Moffat County swim teams converge on the Glenwood Springs Community Center for Glenwood’s only home meet of the season.
Goals by Julia Navarro and Tabi Timmer lifted Rifle to a 2-0 girls soccer win over visiting Rangely on Saturday.
The Bears improved to 2-3-1 overall with the win. They’ll host Aspen at 4 p.m. on Thursday.
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