Demon swimmers earn five medals at state |

Demon swimmers earn five medals at state

Staff Report

LOVELAND – The Glenwood Springs High School boys swim team continued its upward climb in Class 4A at the state meet, held at Mountain View High School here Saturday.

The Demons earned five individual state medals and finished in 12th place in the team standings with 88 points during the two-day meet that started on Friday.

Denver Mullin won the 4A team championship with 272 1/2 points. Pueblo Centennial was second with Montrose in third place.

Brothers Bobby and Damian Gucwa collected two medals each. Senior Chris Rey concluded his high school career by earning 7th place in the 100-yard freestyle.

In the meet, Damian defeated Bobby in the 100 breaststroke, swimming to a sixth-place time of 1 minute, 2.31 seconds compared to his brother’s 1:02.93.

Damian Gucwa also had a sixth-place mark of 55.52 seconds in the 100 butterfly. The butterfly time was the highest finish for the Demons in the meet.

Earlier, Bobby Gucwa posted a 2:03.85 time in the 200 Individual Medley for seventh place.

Rey, competing in the 100 freestyle, finished the event in 49.64.

Three swimmers won two individual events each.

Longmont’s Erik Ringdahl captured state titles in the 50 and 100 freestyle. Bryce Peterson victories came in the 200 and 500 free and Evergreen’s Nate Rothman earned wins in the backstroke and individual medley events.

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