GSHS girls swim team sweeps triangular meet
The Glenwood Springs High School girls swim team opened its season with a sweep at a triangular meet in Montrose Friday.The Demons, paced by Emily McDonald and Jennifer Betts, got by Montrose 103-98 and downed Durango 92-74.McDonald won two individual events, both state-qualifying times, and also helped the Demons relay teams to a pair of victories.Glenwood took the top two spots in the 200-yard freestyle with McDonald coming in at 2 minutes, 4.53 seconds and Ali Schaiberger second in 2:15.61. In the 100 butterfly McDonald posted a time of 1:04.59. McDonald was also on the first-place relay teams in the 200 freestyle (1:52.54) with Betts, Lyndsey Snyder and Claire Noone and the 400 freestyle (4:00.96) with Cori Barnes, Stacey Miller and Betts. The 400 freestyle relay time was good for a state qualification.Individually, Betts earned a state-qualifying mark in the 100 freestyle with a first-place time of 58:54. Miller (1:02.29) finished second in the event to give the Demons a 1-2 sweep. Snyder, a Rifle student who swims for the Glenwood team, also nabbed a state mark with a winning time of 1:14.63 in the 100 breaststroke. Teammate Claire Noone was third in the event at 1:20.21.Snyder was also first in the 50 freestyle at 27.82, with teammate Molly Jankovsky close behind in second place at 28.15.In the diving competition Betts scored a 151.50 and Shanell Squires of Rifle scored 109.50. Against Montrose the scores were good for first and fourth, respectively. Against Durango, Betts was second and Squires was third.
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