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Demon swimmers sink Moffat County, Delta

Phil Sandoval

DELTA – The rest of the Western Slope girls swim teams have gotten accustomed to finishing behind Glenwood Springs.

On Saturday, Moffat County and Delta were the latest victims of a regional winning streak that extends beyond Lynne Cassidy’s three-year tenure as the team’s head coach.

Glenwood had 10 of 12 the top marks in the double-dual meet at the Bill Huddles Recreation Center pool.

Although no one in attendance knew it, due to a lack of a scoreboard, the Demons were behind after the second event to Moffat County.

A one-two finish by Rachel Rey and Alina Roberts earned Glenwood 12 team points, vaulting the Demons over the Bulldogs. And while they never knew, Glenwood didn’t look back.

They nailed a 163-119 outcome over Moffat plus a 175-107 victory over the host Panthers in the first meet in three weeks.

Rey, a sophomore, emerged from the holiday break with two individual wins and two relay victories. She defeated teammate Michelle McReynolds in the 500-yard freestyle, clocking in at 5 minutes, 35.70.

Earlier, Rey posted a seasonal-best time of 2:20.56 in the 200 individual medley.

Rey concluded the meet with a 57.03 time in the opening leg of the 400 free relay. The mark qualifies gives the sophomore a berth in the individual 100 free at next month’s 4A state championship meet.

Audrey Schaiberger, a junior, concluded the meet as a double-individual event winner.

In the 50 free, Schaiberger shaved off six-tenths her previous best time to beat Moffat County’s Miranda Hillewaert to the finish wall in 28:01.

Win No. 2 was a eight-second victory over Moffat County’s Sari Maneotis in the 100-yard butterfly.

Alina Roberts, a junior at Aspen High School, who competes for Glenwood because her school does not field a swim team, bested Delta’s Christina Busch by six seconds in the 100-yard butterfly. Roberts also took part in both of Glenwood’s relay team wins.

The Demons also dominated the dive competition.

Led by senior Kelly Hauskins, Glenwood had three of the four best overall point totals.

Hauskins was the only diver to break the 200-point barrier. She amassed 214.75 total points in six dives, well ahead of Celeste Cashel’s 173.20 points. Shannon Smiley’s 164.40 points were the third best total among the six competing divers.

Michelle and Ella McReynolds had the Demons’ other event winning marks. Michelle won the 200 free in 2:10.53, a seasonal best. Ella narrowly defeated Molly Jankovsky for the top time in the 100 freestyle.

Glenwood will travel to Craig on Saturday for the day-long Moffat County Invitational.



200-yard Medley Relay – 1. Moffat County “A” (Nicole Vorheis, Heather Whiting, Chloe Gilchrist, Miranda Hillwaert), 2:05.27. 2. Glenwood Springs “A”, 2:05.72. 3. Delta, 2:13.95.

200 Freestyle – 1. Michelle McReynolds, Glenwood, 2:10.53. 2. Molly Jankovsky, Glenwood, 2:18.34. 3. Julie Strahan, Moffat County, 2:22.84.

200 Individual Medley – 1. Rachel Rey, Glenwood Springs, 2:20.56. 2. Alina Roberts, Glenwood Springs, 2:20.90. 3. Christina Busch, Delta, 2:28.54.

50 Free – 1. Audrey Schaiberger, Glenwood Springs, 28.01. 2. Miranda Hillewaert, Moffat County, 28.06. 3. Katie Waibel, Glenwood Springs, 28.12.

Diving – 1. Kelly Hauskins, Glenwood Springs, 214.75 points. 2. Celeste Cashel, Glenwood Springs, 173.20. 3. Shannon Smiley, Glenwood Springs, 164.40.

100 Butterfly – 1. Audrey Schaiberger, Glenwood Springs, 1:08.20. 2. Sari Maneotis, Moffat County, 1:16.26. 3. Victoria Fry, Delta, 1:19.95.

100 Free – 1. Ella McReynolds, Glenwood Springs, 1:03.04. 2. Molly Jankovsky, Glenwood Springs, 1:03.70. 2. Katie Stewart, Moffat County, 1:03.88.

500 Free – 1. Rachel Rey, Glenwood Springs, 5:35.70. 2. Michelle McReynolds, Glenwood Springs, 5:58.74. 3. Chloe Gilchrist, Moffat County, 6:17.40.

200 Free Relay – 1. Glenwood Springs “A” (Alina Roberts, Katie Waibel, Ella McReynolds, Rachel Rey), 1:50.98. 2. Glenwood Springs “B”, 2:01.98. 3. Moffat County “A”, 1:52.31

100 Backstroke – 1. Alina Roberts, Glenwood Springs, 1:04.30. 2. Christina Busch, Delta, 1:10.33. 3. Ella McReynolds, Glenwood Springs, 1:12.34.

100 Breaststroke – 1. Heather Whiting, Moffat County, 1:13.08. 2. Lyndsay Snyder, Glenwood Springs, 1:16.31. 3. Kallie Murphy, Moffat County, 1:19.18.

400 Free Relay – 1. Glenwood Springs “A” (Rachel Rey, Michelle McReynolds, Audrey Schaiberger, Alina Roberts), 3:59.95. 2. Glenwood Springs “B”, 4:19.09. 3. Moffat County “A”, 4:19.14.

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