SHS Roundup: Sawyer swims PB fly at state
FORT COLLINS – Tom Sawyer swam a personal-best time in the 100-yard butterfly on Saturday and it earned him the No. 6 spot at the 4A state meet in Fort Collins.”Thomas did awesome,” Tigers coach Eric Godsman said. “He did a little better in the 100 fly (then ever before) because his kick-outs were a little better. That’s something we worked on.”Sawyer finished with a time of 55.73 seconds and improved upon his eighth-place finish at Friday’s preliminaries.The winning fly time was a swift :52.Sawyer, a junior, also took eighth in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:07. The winning time was 1:52.”I was real happy with how everything went,” Godsman said while reflecting on his first season as the Tigers’ head coach. “My goal was for everyone to improve and they definitely did that.” Sodergren sets new school recordLAKEWOOD – Katie Sodergren has been eyeing the Summit High School record in the 800-meter run the entire season.Saturday at the 4A state meet at Jeffco Stadium in Lakewood, the senior claimed the record by running the half-mile race in 2 minutes, 27.25 seconds.”Katie was a little concerned that everyone would go out too fast for her,” Tigers coach Kristy McClain said. “I told her to go out and see what happened and she hung with the pack.”Sodergren shattered the old SHS record of 2:31.”Katie’s the type of runner who sets a goal and then does anything to achieve it,” McClain said. “She put it all on the line (Saturday).”Sodergren also competed in the long jump, taking 18th place with a leap of 15 feet, 3 inches.Summit’s Sharayah Dosset took 20th in discuss after a throw that measured 87 feet, 7 inches.”Sharayah’s form looked great as always,” McClain said of the senior thrower. “But she just couldn’t get into the rhythm. … It’s been her goal for four years to make it to state, so that was a victory in itself.”McClain said she was already excited for next year.”We can usually pull together the numbers,” she said. “But I was very impressed with the caliber and depth of our team this season.”Adam Boffey can be contacted at (970) 668-4634, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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