Demon swimmers finish season at state meet
Glenwood state swim meet results
200 yard medley relay: James McMahon, Cole Petersen, Connor Somers, Jonus Ortega
14th place, 1:45.81
200 yard individual medley: Cole Peterson
14th place, 2:06.23
11th place, 2:03.04
50 yard freestyle: Conner Somers
12th place, 22.65
100 yard butterfly: Conner Somers
11th place, 53.88
500 yard freestyle: Jonus Ortega
11th place, 5:04.94
400 yard free relay: Jonus Ortega, Everett Olsen, Cole Petersen, Connor Somers
Glenwood Springs High School took seven boys to the state swim championships at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs over the weekend. The Demons were able to advance two relays and three boys each in two events to the B finals (finishers 9-16 in the preliminaries, held on Friday).
Jonus Ortega had the best meet for the Glenwood boys, by making it back to the B final in both his individual races, while obtaining personal best times. Coach Steve Vanderhoof was pleased with Ortega’s performance. “Jonus was able to improve his seeding in both races, improving from outside the top 16, and not only improving his times, but swimming personal best times while placing 11th in both races,” the coach said.
Connor Somers also had a great championship. While not swimming his best times of the year, Somers swam well enough to make the B final in both the 50 freestyle and the 100 butterfly, placing 12th and 11th. Cole Petersen, who was well-seeded and had high hopes of making an impact at the meet, got sick in the preliminary session but nonetheless qualified for the B final in the 200IM and 500 FR. Petersen placed 14th in the 200 IM and due to the illness ended up scratching the 500 freestyle in the finals.
Glenwood tied for 19th out of 36 teams represented at the 4A state meet. Twenty-five of the 36 teams scored points.
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