Glenwood swimmers, divers bring home some state medals

Abby Scruton top finisher, placing 3rd in 1M diving competition

Glenwood Springs' divers came away from the state swimming and diving championships in Thornton on Saturday with top places, including, from left, Juliet McGill (fifth), Abby Scruton (third), Libby Claassen (eighth) and Celia Scruton (14th).
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The Glenwood Springs High School girls swimming and diving team came away with a sixth-place finish out of 32 Class 3A teams at the Colorado state championships in Thornton Saturday.

Junior Abby Scruton was the top Glenwood medalist for the day, claiming third place in the 1-Meter Diving competition. Scruton tallied 444.2 points to finish just behind a pair of Discovery Canyon divers, state champion Rachel Alexander (463.85) and silver medalist Victoria Sanders (460.8).

Two Demons’ teammates also finished in the top 10 — senior Juliet McGill, fifth place (399.35), and junior Libby Claassen (390.35), eighth.

Other top-10 finishers for Glenwood Springs included:

Amy Madsen — 100 Freestyle, fifth, 54.78; 200 Freestyle, seventh, 2:00.24.

Kylee Smith — 200 Freestyle, ninth, 2:00.43; 100 Fly, eighth, 1:01.66.

400 Freestyle Relay (Amy Madsen, Haley Diemar, Sally McDonnell, Kylee Smith) — sixth, 3:49.94.

As a team, Glenwood Springs finished sixth with 190 points, behind 3A state champion Evergreen (372.5), Aspen (214), Salida (209), Kent Denver (208) and Durango (204).

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