Demons’ regular-season ends with strong finish
Now on to bigger accomplishments.
A one-sided dual meet win over Montrose, combined with a second-place finish in the 21-team Jeffco Invitational, shows that the Glenwood Springs High School girls swim team is ready to defend its Western Regional team title.
At Montrose, the Demons posted the fastest time in all 11 swim events and Glenwood’s Kelly Hauskins accumulated the highest point total in the dive competition.
As a team, Glenwood swimmers had the top three marks in six events, and a one-two sweep in two others.
Alina Roberts, a senior at Aspen High School, concluded her regular-season career with the Demons with first-place marks in the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard butterfly.
In the freestyle sprint, Roberts’ winning time of 25.21 seconds bested teammates Lyndsay Snyder and Molly Jankovsky, who came in at 28.11 and 28.70, respectively.
Roberts distanced herself in the butterfly from second-place finisher Katy Long by 13 seconds, finishing the event in 1 minute, 02.15. Glenwood’s Elsie Giezentanner was third.
Glenwood freshman Emily McDonald won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:21.32 and the 500-yard freestyle in 5:41.23.
The Demons’ Bridget Jankovsky won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:13.64. Michelle McReynolds’s 59.24 winner was the only sub-1 minute time in the 100-yard free.
Audrey Schaiberger took the backstroke in 1:10.80 and Claire Noone defeated Montrose’s Hannah Muldoon by five seconds to earn the 100-yard breaststroke gold medal.
Hauskins and teammate Allee Wine finished one-two in the dive competition with scores of 477.95 and 315.90 points, respectively.
Glenwood earned first and second place in the medley relay and won the 200- and 400-yard free relays.
At the Jeffco Invitational, held Jan. 23 and 24, Glenwood concluded the two-day-long meet with 245 team points, well ahead of third place Grand Junction, which scored 191 points, and fourth place Columbine. Both Columbine and Grand Junction are Class 5A schools.
Class 5A Pomona of Arvada won the meet’s team championship with 271 points.
The Demons won the 200 medley relay team final by almost two seconds over Pomona with a 1:56.96 finish against the Panthers’ 1:58.79 mark.
Roberts had two of Glenwood’s three first-place times at the Denver meet.
The Colorado State-bound swimmer won the 50-yard freestyle in 24.73. She won the 100-yard backstroke in 1:01.45 over Grand Junction’s Kristin Scandary.
McDonald won the 100 free in 53.65 and finished second in the 200 freestyle.
Hauskins racked up 355.95 points for second place in the dive competition.
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