Demons roll to wins
The Glenwood Springs High School swim team rolled to victories over Montezuma-Cortez and Delta in a double dual meet among the three Western Slope League schools at the Bill Huddles Recreation Center pool Saturday.
The Demons topped Cortez, 151-99, and bested Delta, 151-77, with first-place marks in nine of 12 events.
“Everybody had a pretty fair meet, but (Ali Schaiberger) probably had one of the best swims,” said Glenwood head coach Theresa Mattingley.
Schaiberger was one of two Glenwood swimmers to earn their first high school meet victories in a individual event.
The freshman’s win came in the 500-yard freestyle, where Schaiberger came in at 6 minutes, 4.39 seconds. Sophomore Claire Noone got the first high school win of her career with a 1-minute 16.44-second swim in the breaststroke.
Glenwood also had three state-qualifying swims.
Sophomore Emily McDonald took part in all three, qualifying in the 200-yard medley and 100 freestyle and the 200 medley team relay.
McDonald completed the individual medley event in first place at 2 minutes, 25.31 seconds, then posted a 55.84 winning time in the 100 freestyle.
In the relays, McDonald, with teammates Jennifer Betts, Lyndsey Snyder and Molly Jankovsky, came in at 2:03.56. Betts also won the 200 individual freestyle in 2:14.62 and was a member of the Demons victorious 200 free relay team.
Snyder, a senior at Rifle High School, had the Demons’ other individual event first-place mark ” a 27.57 swim in the 50 freestyle. Snyder competes for Glenwood because her school does not field a swim team.
The Demons conclude its pre-holiday schedule Saturday in Grand Junction in a tri-meet with Fruita Monument and Delta.
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