Glenwood girls swimmers end their season on a high note
Steve Vanderhoof knew that his Glenwood Springs High School girls swimming team didn’t have its best performance at the Class 4A State Championships, which were held this past Friday and Saturday at the Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center in Thornton. Still, there was plenty to be happy with when it came to his team.
“This was not our best meet from a time or place standard for our veteran swimmers,” the first-year Glenwood coach said. “But we did have more swimmers swimming in more events at this state meet than in any other state meet in recent memory. It was a successful season, and we look forward to improving next year.”
Overall, Glenwood finished 16th in the team standings of the meet of the 33 scoring teams. Evergreen won the team title, with Cheyenne Mountain finishing second and Valor Christian finishing third.
None of Glenwood’s swimmers were able to make it into the meet’s A final, but the Demons did very well in their B-final outings. Jessica Tuttle was one of them, as she took second place in the B final of the 200-yard individual medley and 100 butterfly — good for 10th overall.
Kendall Vanderhoof took 13th overall and fifth place in the B final of the 200 freestyle, and she netted a 12th-place finish — fourth in the B final — in the 100 freestyle.
Hannah Peterson added a 16th-place finish in the 50 free, which was good for eighth in the B final. Glenwood’s 200 and 400 freestyle relay teams managed finishes of 13th and 12th, respectively, overall.
Vanderhoof noted that Zoe Lyon, though she didn’t place, managed a personal-best time in the 100 backstroke. Hannah Stinson also netted a personal-best time in the 500 freestyle.
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