Demon swimmers finish third at 4A state meet
LOVELAND Glenwood Springs continues its upward mobility among Class 4A high school girls swim programs.By scoring 151 points, the Demons earned third place in the team standings and individually had two second-place finishes, along with two third and fourth place marks.Denver Mullen won the state 4A team championship with 349 points. Colorado Springs Cheyenne Mountain with 187 points was second.Glenwood freshman Emily McDonald, who posted a 56.12 second time in Saturdays 200-yard freestyle finals, finished four one-hundreths of a second behind Mullens Amanda Irving.McDonald also finished second in the 100 free, nine-tenths of second back of Skylines Laura Wright, who set a new 4A state record of 56.08 in the event, along with a second state record in the 50 freestyle of 23.91.Senior Alina Roberts swam a lifetime best 59.99 for third place in the backstroke, won by Greeley Centrals Amy Abrams. Roberts placed fourth in the 50-yard freestyle in 24.36. Glenwoods Kelly Hauskins finished fourth in the dive competition with a scored of 422.34 points. Estes Park senior Karin Knudson won her second consecutive state 4A dive title with a score of 466.55.The Demons 400 free relay team took third place and the 200 medley relay finished fifh with times of 3 minutes, 43.89 and 1:55.57, respectively.Mullens Jennifer Muniz became the first Class 4A girls swimmer to win four state titles in a single state meet.Muniz, a sophomore, won the 100-yard butterfly (58.15 seconds) and 500 freestyle (5:09.98) and was on the winning 200 medley relay team (1:51.48) and record-setting 400 freestyle relay team (3:38.16).
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