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Tiger swimmers and divers off to positive start

ADAM BOFFEY

DENVER – The Summit High School boys swimming and diving team has established its baselines for the season and coach Mike Rathgeber thinks they look great. “The first meet is when we establish our baselines that we go from for the rest of the season,” Rathgeber said. “They are far ahead of where they were last year at this time.”Rathgeber’s enthusiasm following his team’s season opener shined through despite the Tigers’ 85-76 loss to Golden.”We did considerably more than I thought we would,” Rathgeber said. “Especially since they had more than twice the number of swimmers that we had.”With only eight swimmers and one diver in action, the Tigers did their share of damage against the Demons.Summit was led by its captains: Senior Josh Gammel won the 50-yard freestyle and junior Marshall Snead won the 500 free. The Tigers’ 400 free relay team, which has qualified for state the last two seasons, was also victorious with a time of 3 minutes, 57 seconds.”Last year, it took us six meets to get that relay team under four minutes,” Rathgeber said. Friday’s winning relay team consisted of Gammel, Snead, Will Snead and Andrew Marshall.Junior Lindsay Emore provided a big boost for the Tigers by winning the diving competition with a score of 88.0.”Lindsay’s dives were shaky at points, but he hit enough of them to beat the Golden kids,” Rathgeber said. “That’s what we told him to do tonight – don’t worry about points, just beat the rest of the field.”In addition to their four victories, the Tigers had a smattering of seconds. Marshall Snead was second in the 200 free, Will Snead was second in the 100 backstroke and Andrew Marshall was second in the individual medley.


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