Demons swim to fifth at state |

Demons swim to fifth at state

LOVELAND – This was one time the pollsters were right.

Throughout the entire year, the Glenwood Springs girls swim team was ranked as the No. 5 team in Class 4A.

And at the end of the two-day state championship meet at Mountain View High School, Glenwood left as the No. 5 team in the state.

Glenwood concluded the meet with 158 points, well ahead of sixth-place Monument Lewis Palmer’s total of 127, and just five points back of fourth place Greeley Central.

Denver Mullen won the 4A team championship going away. The Mustangs amassed 321 team points, a 122-point difference from second-place Niwot.

Individually, junior diver Kelly Hauskins had the best mark among her teammates.

Hauskins won the silver medal in the 11-dive competition with 405.85 points, just a handful of points away from Karin Knudson’s winning total of 413.00. Amy Ackerman, a senior, totalled 370.10 points for seventh place.

In the swimming events, Glenwood’s 200-yard medley relay team of Alina Roberts, Lyndsey Snyder, Audrey Schaiberger and Tess Jankovsky posted a fourth-place time of 1 minute, 56:91 seconds.

That turned out to be the highest finish a Demon swimmer would earn in the finals.

Roberts, a student at Aspen High who competes for Glenwood because her school does not field a swim team, earned sixth place in the 100-yard backstroke.

The junior posted a 1:02.83 in the backstroke finals, and helped the Demon 200-yard free relay team to another sixth-place time.

The foursome of Roberts, Michelle McReynolds, Tess Jankovsky and Rachel Rey finished the event in 1:44.91, more than three seconds behind the winning mark of 1:41.16 set by Niwot.

Rey had eighth- and ninth-place times, respectively, in the 200 and 100-yard freestyles.

Other final times by Glenwood swimmers on Saturday included a seventh-place finish in the 400-yard freestyle, a 15th place mark by Michelle McReynolds in the 500-yard individual freestyle and Schaiberger’s 21st place 100-yard butterfly time.

According to the roster, the Demons lose seven seniors to graduation, but have the bulk of the team returning next year.

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