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Swimmers qualify for state meet

The Glenwood Springs High School boys swim team splashed back to the podium last weekend at the Moffat County Triangular in Craig.

This weekend the Demons will head back to Craig for another three-team swim meet.

On Saturday, Glenwood Springs will compete against Delta and Moffat County.

Last weekend, the Demons swam against Moffat County and the District 51 combined team from Grand Junction, Central, Palisade and Fruita Monument

A week ago, only four Demons represented GSHS at the triangular. But the Demons managed 47 points and a number of top, state-qualifying finishes.

Moffat County won the meet with 111 points. District 51 was next with 90.

Chris Rey of the Demons won the 50-meter freestyle in a state-qualifying time of 26.17 seconds.

He also won the 500 freestyle in state-qualifying time (5:56.62).

Rey also teamed with Steve Jay, Greg Jacob and Will Van Teylingen as the Demons won the 400 freestyle relay in state-qualifying time.

Jay added a state-qualifying time and a second-place finish in the 500 free.

Jay also was third in the 200-meter individual medley, posting a state-qualifying time of 2:30.37.

The Demon relay team also picked up a third in the 200 medley relay at the Craig meet.

Van Teylingen added a fifth for the Demons in the 50 free while teammate Jacob was seventh.

Van Teylingen also finished second in the 100 freestyle. Jacob added a fifth for the Demons in the 100 free.

Thus far the Demons have qualified several swimmers to state.

They include Jay in the 200 IM, the 200 free and the 500 free; Rey in the 50 free, 100 free, 200 free and 500 free.

Jay, Jacob, Van Teylingen and Rey also have qualified for state in the 200 freestyle relay and the 400 free relay.

After this weekend’s meet in Craig, the Demon swimmers will prepare for the Western Slope District Championships May 10-11 at Orchard Mesa near Grand Junction.

Teams at the district event will include Delta, Durango, District 51, Glenwood Springs, Moffat County, Montrose and Montezuma-Cortez.

The State Swimming Championships will be May 16-18 at the EPIC Center in Fort Collins.

The Demons are coached by Mark Williams.


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