Glenwood Springs H.S. swimmers win team honors at weekend home meets |

Glenwood Springs H.S. swimmers win team honors at weekend home meets

The Glenwood Springs High School 2021 girls swim and dive team is off to a great start, having won its first three meets of the season.

Glenwood Springs High School’s girls swim and dive team is off to a strong start to the shortened 2021 season, having won its first three meets, including a pair of home stands this past weekend.

Playing host at the Glenwood Springs Community Center pool against several Western Slope League competitors, the Lady Demons earned team honors Friday against Aspen, Delta and Gunnison.

They returned to the home waters on Saturday to again win the team competition over Grand Junction, Summit County, Moffat County and Gunnison.

Demon Invite Results

Friday, Feb. 12

1. Glenwood Springs High School – 362

2. Aspen High School – 203

3. Delta County High School – 172

4. Gunnison High School – 154

Saturday, Feb. 13

1. Glenwood Springs High School – 337

2. Grand Junction High School – 217

3. Summit High School – 155

4. Gunnison High School – 154

5. Moffat County High School – 72

Glenwood won its opening meet of the season Jan. 30 in Breckenridge over Summit and Moffat County.

This past weekend, Glenwood was led by two returning state championship swim competitors, junior Amy Madsen and senior Kylee Smith, and senior diver Abby Scruton, also a state championship competitor.

Madsen had three first place finishes over the weekend with victories in the 100 freestyle (57.08), 200 freestyle (2:05.64), and 500 freestyle (5:50.64)

Smith had victories in the 50 freestyle (26.33) and the 100 butterfly (1:02.24).

Scruton won the diving competition both days and was followed by teammate Libby Claassen, who finished second at both meets.

Scruton and Claassen are currently ranked by the Colorado High School Activities Association in the top 5 among Class 3A divers in the state.

Also turning in strong swim performances were freshman Amalie Ogilby, who swims for the Demons while attending Colorado Rocky Mountain School in Carbondale. Ogilby won the 200 freestyle (2:07.51) on Saturday morning and had second-place finishes in three other events.

Ogilby joined Madsen, Smith and Ellie Macpherson in winning the 400 freestyle relay (3:55.77) on Friday night. The Demon relay team is currently ranked third in the state.

“We have a great group of girls this year,” coach Steve Vanderhoof writes in an email. “It has been a unique and challenging year, but all these girls have used swimming as one normal thing in their lives. Most of the girls have consistently been in the water together since summer.”

Other event winners for Glenwood included:

On Friday, Ashlynd Harris (50 freestyle, 25.85; 100 butterfly, 1:03.22).

And, on Saturday, the 200 medley relay of Harris, Anna Cattles, Morgan Dominguez and Alexandra Riser (2:00.01); Riser (100 freestyle, 58.12); Smith (100 butterfly, 1:02.24); 200 freestyle relay of Riser, Dominguez, Harris and Molly Strickland (1:47.62); Harris (100 backstroke, 1:03.90); 400 freestyle relay of Ogilby, Smith, Sophia Moon and Valentina Campos (4:03.71).

Glenwood wraps up its conference season schedule this weekend with two more home meets — Thursday versus Aspen, Moffat, Fruita and Delta, and Friday night in a seniors-only meet versus Aspen and Grand Junction.

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