Demons raise eyebrows at state meet
A fourth-place finish at this weekend’s state Class 4A state Swimming and Diving Championships put the Demons on the map.
“It was quite a feather in our cap to have two Western Slope schools finish in the top six,” said Glenwood coach Lynn Cassidy.
Cheyenne Mountain took the 4A title with 288 points. Glenwood led all Western Slope teams with 187 points.
Montrose scored 156 points for sixth place.
The coach said her team “had a great meet,” while setting a host of seasonal-best marks.
Among those were three fourth-place times Glenwood had in the meet.
Alina Roberts and Rachel Rey were involved in setting two of those marks.
Rey set a individual seasonal best with a 1 minute, 58.12 second time in the 200-yard freestyle, then helped lower the Demons’ 200-yard freestyle relay team to a new seasonal low of 1 minute, 42.20 seconds.
The Demons finished fifth in four events.
They included the 400 free relay (3:48.40), Roberts (1:00.45) in the 100-yard backstroke, Rey in the 500-yard freestyle (5:27.16) and diver Amy Ackerman (349.20 points).
Kelly Hauskins finished eighth with 341.90 points in 11 dives.
Kelci Barnes finished seventh in the 100 free (56.27) and 10th overall (2:18.78) in the 200-yard individual medley. Michelle McReynolds set personal bests in the 500 free (12th place, 5:43.67) and 200 free (13th, 2:05.92).
Freshman Audrey Schaiberger finished in 13th place in the 100-yard butterlfly with a personal best of 1:05.61.
Glenwood loses Barnes, Mich Cotton and Megan Chadwick to graduation, but the rest of this year’s roster is scheduled to return.
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