SHS swimmers come back strong |

SHS swimmers come back strong

The Summit High School boys swimming and diving team came back from a two-week competition hiatus with its first state-qualifying swims of the season.

The Tigers made the state cut in five different events Saturday at the CHSCA Invitational at the Epic Pool in Fort Collins.

Eric Lowe swam the 200-yard freestyle in at state-qualifying time of 1 minute, 59.25 seconds. He finished 31st in the event and was 28th in the 500 free.

Pete Richmond, swimming in his first meet since joining the team late because of an overlap with Nordic ski season, made two individual cuts and helped both Summit freestyle relays do the same.

Richmond swam the 50 free in 23.27 (10th) and the 100 free in 50.95 (12th), making state in each.

He also teamed with Lowe, David Schaffer and John McGee for state-qualifying times in the 200 free relay and the 400 free relay. They finished the 200 in 1:39.62 (28th) and the 400 in 3:43.55 (29th).

The Tigers racked up one more qualifying time at dual against Cherry Creek Monday evening. Lowe made the cut in the 200 individual medley with a first-place time of 2:15.47.

Richmond also took home points for the Tigers, finishing first in the 100 backstroke (1:03.6) and second in the 100 butterfly (1:02.53). McGee took first in the 200 free with a time of 2:06.53.

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