Swim team takes fourth at state meet | PostIndependent.com

Swim team takes fourth at state meet

The Glenwood Demons made more than a splash at the 4A State Swimming and Diving Championships in Fort Collins.

The Demons, with a rare Western Slope challenge to the state’s top teams, finished fourth in the girls state swimming meet.

Perennial power Cheyenne Mountain won with 288 points with Mullen second with 270 points.

Niwot finished third with 231 points. The Demons were next with 187, ahead of Estes Park (162 1/2) and No. 6 Montrose (156). Lewis-Palmer, Liberty and Skyline followed in order.

The Demons featured a number of top final performances, including a fourth by freshman Rachel Rey in the 200 freestyle.

Rey also finished fifth in the 500 freestyle at the state championships.

Alina Roberts of the Demon swim team was fourth in the 50 free at the state finals. Roberts attends Aspen High School but swims for the Demons because the Skiers don’t have a swim team.

Roberts also was fifth in the 100 backstroke at state.

Kelci Barnes added a seventh in the 100 free for the surging Demons.

And the Glenwood Springs 200 medley relay team hit the podium with a fourth-place finish.

And the Demon’s 400 free relay team finished fifth.

Glenwood’s divers added to the team score with two placings in the top eight.

Amy Ackerman of Glenwood Springs was fifth in diving and teammate Kelly Hauskins was eighth.

For more on the record-setting GSHS girls swim team at the state meet, see Monday’s edition of the Post Independent.

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