Glenwood’s Cassidy places fifth twice at 4A state boys swim meet |

Glenwood’s Cassidy places fifth twice at 4A state boys swim meet

FORT COLLINS — Glenwood Springs High School’s boys swimming team Saturday finished near the middle of the pack in the team standings of the Class 4A State Championships, with one individual swimmer reaching the podium and placing in the top five in two events.

The Demons, who took 15th in the team standings, finished with 57 points. Air Academy won the state championship with 280 points, followed by Thompson Valley (244) and D’Evelyn (204).

Recording the highest individual finishes of the day was Jack Cassidy, a senior and a student at Eagle Valley High School. Cassidy managed a pair of fifth-place finishes, one in the 500-yard freestyle and another in the 200 intermediate medley.

Cassidy finished the 200 IM in 1 minute, 58.57 seconds, a day after qualifying third in the event on Friday. D’Evelyn’s Daniel Graber won the state title in 1:53.79. In the 500 freestyle, Cassidy touched the wall in 4:47.37, which was more than 2 seconds faster than this qualifying time.

Making the B Final, or consolation final, was Glenwood’s Zach Baker. The junior finished the 100 backstroke with a time of 57.04, good enough for 12th place overall.

Glenwood’s 200 medley relay team of Zeb Thorsen, Cassidy, Luke Herron and Baker also made the B final and placed 10th in 1:43.16. The Demons’ 400 freestyle relay team also made the B final and managed a 12th-place finish in 3:28.18.

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