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Jay finishes season on fast note

As the lone representative of the Glenwood Springs boys swim team to advance to day two of the Class 4A state swim meet in Fort Collins, Jon Jay gave everything he had.It may not have got him first-place finishes, but it did result in season-high marks as Jay took 11th in both the 200- and 500-meter freestyle.”I was real pleased with it. He swam exactly how we wanted him to,” said Glenwood head coach Howard Jay, who is also Jon’s father. “He moved up in the 500 and fell back in the 200, but his times were much better. I was happy with it.”On what Jay called “a bad day” during Friday’s prelims, the senior took 10th in the 500 and 13th in the 200. He was much more excited about Saturday’s performance. “I’m pleased with it. I was shooting for the top eight, but my times improved from yesterday,” Jon Jay said. “They were my best times of the season.”The state meet concluded the 2005-06 season for the Demons, who listed 12 swimmers on their roster, the most Jon Jay had ever seen during his four-year tenure.”I’m stoked. We had more guys out this year than we’ve had in at least five years, we took fourth at districts, we had two state-qualifying relays, so I am definitely happy with the way this season went.”Jay will be attending the University of Denver in the fall, but said he won’t be swimming. Instead, the Boettcher-Scholar recipient will be focusing on academics.He will be swimming this summer however, with many of his Demon teammates on the Glenwood Barracudas.”They all feel pretty good and are talking about swimming this summer, and it’s always a good sign when they want to get right back in the water,” Howard Jay said of his squad.

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