Summit High School: Gardner wins league diving title
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Summit County, Co Colorado
Summit senior diver Sam Gardner qualified for the state meet in her team’s very first meet of the season. Since then, she has worked with diving coach Tasha Rosener on upping the level of her dives.
Saturday at the Jeffco 4A League meet at Englewood High School, all the hard work paid off.
Gardner won the meet by setting personal bests for scores and coming back from a 19-point deficit to win by 10.
“It was her personal best score by a longshot,” Rosener said of Gardner’s performance. “She did really well.”
Gardner led a group of SHS swimmers and divers who had impressive performances, helping the Tigers to a sixth-place finish in the conference.
Fellow divers, Rachel Lawlis, Hope Sharr and Gabi Ketzenbarger all finished in the top-15 of the competition.
“They rocked it today,” Rosener said of her divers. “It was just awesome.”
On the swimming side of the competition, Summit had a slew of girls earn high placings.
Three Summit relay teams finished inside the top-seven in the finals. The 200 medley relay team ” made up of Agne Mazilauskaite, Rachel Myers, Harper Kaufman and Kayla Gray ” finished in sixth place with a time of 2:13.44. Finishing in seventh was the 200 freestyle relay team of Myers, Ashley Peterson, Sam Lunsky and Amanda Moore. Then Julie Arbuckle, Rachel Burnett, Katie Andrews and Moore came in seventh in the 400 freestyle relay.
In individual events, Gray led the way for Summit, finishing ninth in the 50 freestyle and 10th in the 100 freestyle.
Kaufman finished 14th in the 50 free and 12th in the 100 free, while Mazilauskaite earned ninth in the 100 breaststroke and 15th in the 50 free.
Andrews’ 13th-place was the top for any Tiger in the 200 freestyle, with Hilary Morris finishing in 16th.
The league meet capped off the season for all the Tigers except Gardner ” who will compete in Saturday’s State Championships in Fort Collins.
“The girls did really well at this meet,” head coach Jenny Wischmeyer said. “It was a good way to end it.”
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