Demon swimmers top Durango, Delta |

Demon swimmers top Durango, Delta

In its final regular season meet of the year, the Glenwood Springs girls swim team traveled to Delta and raced to another victory, scoring 260 points to top Durango’s 209 and Delta’s 151.The Demons took first in eight events, including first and second in the 200-meter freestyle and the 100-meter breaststroke.The meet was filled with numerous Demon state qualifying times. Jennifer Betts won the 500-meter freestyle in 5:37.53 to raise the number of events she has qualified for state in to five.”She is racking up state qualifying times,” said Glenwood head coach Michelle Brune of Betts.In the 100-meter breaststroke Claire Noone took first with a time of 1:17.57, and Kerry Rippy followed in second with a time of 1:18.9. Both girls earned invitations to state with their times. For Rippy, who is only a sophomore, it was her first.”I was really impressed with Kerry; it’s great when you see the up-and-coming swimmers get state qualifications,” Brune said. “She is getting really fabulous, she is really improving.”Also grabbing a one-two finish and state times were Betts and Ali Schaiberger with times of 2:04.8 and 2:07.05 in the 200-meter free.The medley relay team of Noone, Sierra Grove, Stacey Miller and Emily McDonald netted another first-place finish in a state-qualifying time of 2:05.5.Grove picked up another Demon victory, taking first in the 200-meter individual medley with a time of 2:27:83. McDonald swam to two wins, one in the 100-meter butterfly, with a time of 1:03.3, and the other in the 100-meter freestyle, with a time of 56.82.Jessica Betts, Glenwood’s lone diver, beat solo representatives from Durango and Delta to take home Saturday’s diving title.The Demons will travel to Durango Friday and Saturday for the Western Slope League Championship.

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