McDonald wins silver in 100-yard freestyle, fourth in 200 free
Glenwood Springs swimmer Emily McDonald repeated as the silver medal winner in the 100-yard freestyle and also earned a fourth place finish in the 200 freestyle at the Class 4A state swimming meet in Loveland.McDonald posted a time of 52.42 seconds in the 100 free, second only to Laura Wright, of Skyline, who finished at 52.08. McDonald was a full second faster than the third place finisher.”Her 100 free was incredible today,” Glenwood coach Theresa Mattingly said. “It was an All-American consideration time. That was a pretty outstanding swim right there.” In the 400 free McDonald had a time similar to last season’s second-place finish, but a faster race led to the fourth-place honors. McDonald posted a time of 1:56.90. Ann DiDomenico, of La Junta, won the race with a time of 1:55.57. Glenwood’s 200 and 400 freestyle relay teams had season-best times and finished in 11th and 12th, respectively.The 200 relay – consisting of Jennifer Betts, Lyndsey Snyder, Molly Jankovsky and McDonald – finished with a time of 1:44.99. The 400 relay (Betts, Cori Barnes, Stacey Miller and McDonald) had a time of 3:50.65.Betts also made the second day in the 100 breast stroke and placed 16th with a time of 1:13.87.With four of the eight members who made the trip to state being either freshmen or sophomores, Mattingly is looking forward to the future.”Hopefully those girls who came to be part of the relays will have individual times next year,” she said.
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