Tiger swimmers turn it on at Jeffco League prelims
ENGLEWOOD – After the first day of the Jeffco 10 League championships, it’s clear the Summit High School girls swimmers’ taper, or period of rest before the meet, has worked. Every swimmer who touched the water Friday night – 18 in all – swam a personal best time. And with all three relays and 11 individual swimmers moving on to today’s top-16 finals, Summit is in position to capture fourth place at the championship meet.”This is what swimming is all about – the end,” assistant coach Jennifer Blevins said after watching her team’s best performance of the season. “Tomorrow, it will be on.” Erin Gray is at the top of the Tigers’ potential scorers. With a sixth-place finish in the 100 breaststroke (1 minute, 19.71 seconds), she’ll be in the final heat. But the bulk of the Summit’s points will come from today’s semifinal heats. Lacie Williams qualified for the ninth spot in the 500 freestyle (6:27.71), followed by a 12th-place prelim swim from Chelsea Seegers. Gray grabbed a 10th-place qualifier in the 200 individual medley, followed by a 16th-place qualifier from Williams in the same event. Fly specialist Mallory Kaufman qualified ninth in the 100 butterfly. In the 100 breaststroke, Gray will be joined by Megan Hartman (11th, 1:23.71) and Agne Maziliauskaite (16th, 1:26.18) in today’s semifinals.The diving prelims and finals are both held today.Lindsey Krusen can be reached at (970) 668-4620, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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