Swim team wins again


The 200-yard medley relay team was on record pace Saturday at the Delta Invitational as the Bulldogs boys swim team won its second straight meet.

The 200-medley relay team of freshman Kellan Moore, sophomore Kyle Eitel, junior John Shipley and senior Parker Moore finished first with a time of 1:51.86.

The time is about a half-a-second faster than the old Moffat County High School record and is only going to improve, coach Jim Vorhies said.

"It was a great showing by the 200 medley and its time should only get better as the season goes on," he said. "The guys are really improving week to week."

While the Bulldogs took the top honor in Delta's water, they didn't qualify any more events to state. The lack of qualifications didn't surprise Vorhies who said the boys didn't get

adequate rest between races since the races were tightly spaced.

Even though there were no qualifications the Bulldogs placed second or better in 11 events with 10 coming from individual showings.

Junior Jared Jenkins found the podium for the first time this season when he finished in first place in diving.

He was joined by three other Bulldogs in first-place honors Saturday with Parker Moore finishing first in the 50- and 100-yard freestyle, Jeff Olree in the 100 butterfly, individual medley and 100 breaststroke and Chris Compton in the 100 backstroke.

Eitel, Compton and Kellan Moore all finished second in their respective events.

The only relay to swim to top honors at Delta was the 200-yard freestyle, which has already qualified for state.

The relay team finished first.

"Our season is going quick and well," Vorhies said.

"We're heading into each meet strong, although it will be a few more weeks before we're at peak performance."

For its next competition, the swim team will travel to Montrose at 9 a.m. Saturday.

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