Demons compete well at G.J. relay swim meet |

Demons compete well at G.J. relay swim meet

GRAND JUNCTION — Glenwood Springs High School’s girls swimming team posted state-qualifying times in two of three state-sanctioned relays, and the Demons finished fifth in the 12-team Grand Junction Relays meet at the El Pomar Natatorium on Saturday.

Glenwood’s 200- and 400-yard freestyle relay teams each posted Class 4A state qualifying times during the meet. The Demons’ Jessica Tuttle, Hannah Stinson, Lily Maccachran and Kendall Vanderhoof teamed up to win the 200 free relay in 1 minute, 48.93 seconds. Tuttle, Stinson, Zoe Lyon and Vanderhoof teamed up to win the 400 free relay in 3:56.57.

Fruita Monument finished first in the team standings with 459 points, with Montrose (430), Durango (388), Grand Junction (360) and Glenwood (356) following. Fruita and Grand Junction are Class 5A schools, and Montrose, Durango and Glenwood are in Class 4A.

The meet, in general, featured several events that broke away from traditional relay formats. Among them were the 200 butterfly/freestyle relay in which Glenwood finished second, and the 500-yard crescendo relay, where Glenwood also finished second. First-year Glenwood coach Steve Vanderhoof said he was confident that the Demons would qualify their 200 medley relay team on Saturday when they compete in the Montrose Invitational swim meet.

Glenwood was also competing without state-qualifying swimmer Hannah Peterson, who was taking her ACT test on Saturday.

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