Summit swimmers splash to victory over Englewood |

Summit swimmers splash to victory over Englewood

Ryan Slabaugh
Summit Daily/Reid WilliamsSummit High swimmer Sarah Shaffer dives from the start platform in her 50-meter freestyle race Thursday at Farmer's Korner.

FARMER’S KORNER – Summit High School swimming and diving won the first 10 events in a Class 4A Jeffco League meet against Englewood Thursday, as the Tigers sank the Pirates, 104-74.

From the opening 200-meter medley relay, where the foursome of Kylie Nilson, Gabbi Thomas, Jessica Lewark and Courtney Stoffel took the podium’s top spot, Summit looked in control.

“Unfortunately, Englewood’s not as good as they were when I first got into the league four years ago,” said Tigers head coach Graig Fischer, whose team is 2-2 in duals.

“Given what this team had returning, I think we’re right where we should be, record-wise.”

Summit also swept through the 100 butterfly, with Mackenzie Voorhees (first), Jessica Lewark (second) and Erin Gray (third) keeping the podium green and white.

“We do think of state every now and then,” Voorhees said.

“But that’s not really how we judge ourselves. We just try to improve our times every time out.”

Summit, which only lost two events, dominated through the rest of the podium spots.

Mallory Kaufman won the 200 freestyle, while Amy Clark finished second. Erin Gray won the 200 individual medley, while Marida Teot won runner-up.

Jessica Lewark won the 50 freestyle, while Robin Lewarton (first) and Meg Schuman (third) dominated diving.

Lisa Walton won the 100 freestyle, Thomas won the 500 freestyle, and the combo of Gray, Sarah Shaffer, Katy Hodson and Caroline Staszel took home the 200 freestyle relay victory.

Mallory Kaufman won the 100 backstroke, while Teot finished third in the 100 breast stroke. Walton, Staszel, Voorhees and Meenakshi Sharma placed third in the 400 freestyle relay.

Another big time came from Chelsea Blum, whose 2 minutes, 56.95 seconds in the 200 freestyle is eight seconds off her best time.

“She works as hard as anyone right now, which shows” Fischer said.

Summit travels to Aurora Central Saturday for a 10 a.m. meet.

Ryan Slabaugh can be reached at (970) 668-3998, ext. 257, or at

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