Nilson finishes 32nd, 33rd at state meet |

Nilson finishes 32nd, 33rd at state meet

LOVELAND – The season is over for Kylie Nilson and the girls Summit High School swim and dive team, but there’s plenty to build on for next year.Friday evening, on the first day of the 4A state championship swim meet in Loveland, the sophomore Nilson finished 32nd out of 41 swimmers in the 50-yard freestyle, clocking in at 26.64 seconds. She also took 33rd out of 44 in the 100 free (58.40).Summit swim coach Laura Graf said Nilson, the only Summit representative at Friday’s meet, was proud of her appearance in both events and is an excellent example for her teammates looking toward next season.”(Nilson) was definitely in the spotlight,” Graf said. “The other girls want to feel that. She set the standard, and there’s a lot of girls on the team that are possible state contenders.” Nilson headed into the meet ranked 30th in the state in the 50 free, and 40th in the 100 free. In her freshman season, Nilson went to the state meet for the 50 free only, and finished 35th overall. “It’s only hundredths of a second between each of those places, so it’s tough,” Graf said of the tight competition in Loveland.”I’m proud of her,” Graf added. “She didn’t do enough to get into the finals, but she knocked a half a second off her 100 time. This is a good end of the season for her.”Andy Frame can be reached at (970) 668-3998, ext. 236, or at

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