Demon swimmers not waiting for finals
Just trying to advance to today’s meet finals, the Glenwood Springs boys swimming team went a step further, posting three state-qualifying times during the preliminary round of the Western Regional Swim meet at Montrose High School on Friday.Michael Ball, Jamie Giezentanner, Bryce McDermitt and Jon Jay raced to a fourth-place finish in the 200-meter freestyle relay with a state-qualifying time of 1 minute, 39.60 seconds. They also took third in the 400 free relay and picked up another state-qualifying mark.McDermitt also swam his way to an individual state-qualifying time in the 500 free and, along with Jay, will compete today to be the event’s championships. Jay, McDermitt and Ball placed fourth, fifth and sixth respectively in the 200 free, an event Jay has already posted a state-qualifying time for and one McDermitt and Ball are within reach of.Swimmers: see next page”Jon was just cruising and waiting for tomorrow, but Bryce and Michael had their best times of the season,” head coach Howard Jay said. “Bryce shed some time off his 200-free time and is within a second of qualifying. Michael is just a couple of seconds away.”Giezentanner raced to a third-place finish in the 100 free and took sixth in the 50 free to advance to today’s finals. Casey Martin and Hansen Nordsiek will compete in today’s consolation finals with Martin racing in the 200 individual medley and Nordsiek swimming in the 100 butterfly event.Glenwood’s medley relay team also finished in the top six and will compete in today’s finals.”There were best times all across the board,” Coach Jay said. “They all had great swims and we are hoping they can carry that into (today).”The championship portion of the Western Regional meet begins today at 3 p.m.
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