Larissa Grammer, Moffat County High School diver, performs a dive Saturday during the Moffat County Invitational at the high school. Grammer finished first in diving in the team’s first home meet of the year.

Photo by Ben Bulkeley

Larissa Grammer, Moffat County High School diver, performs a dive Saturday during the Moffat County Invitational at the high school. Grammer finished first in diving in the team’s first home meet of the year.

MCHS Girls swim team places 1st at home meet

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Meet results

Individual results from Saturday’s Moffat County Invitational swim meet.

Name Event Time Place

Marlee Chacon 200-meter freestyle 3:20.11 3

200-meter freestyle relay 2:31.79 1

100-meter breaststroke 1:45.39 2

Hannah Cordes 200-meter freestyle 3:13.45 2

200-meter freestyle relay 2:31.79 1

100-meter backstroke 1:34.59 2

Tatiana Dulmaine 100-meter freestyle 1:29.64 4

200-meter freestyle relay 2:31.79 1

100-meter backstroke 1:50.50 5

Luci Franklin 200-meter medley relay 2:23.92 1

200-meter medley 3:06.79 1

100-meter backstroke 1:19.37 1

400-meter freestyle relay 4:54.11 1

Larissa Grammer Diving 178.95 1

Hannah Kirk 200-meter medley 3:11.91 2

100-meter butterfly 1:29.81 2

200-meter freestyle relay 2:31.79 1

400-meter freestyle relay 4:54.11 1

Eryn Leonard 200-meter medley relay 2:23.92 1

100-meter butterfly* 1:12.97 1

400-meter freestyle* 5:06.09 1

400-meter freestyle relay 4:54.11 1

Jessica Prather 50-meter freestyle 48.76 3

Mary Penner 200-meter medley relay 2:23.92 1

50-meter freestyle 32.22 1

100-meter freestyle 1:13.28 1

400-meter freestyle relay 4:54.11 1

Tasha Romney 200-meter medley relay 2:23.92 1

100-meter freestyle 1:20.48 2

100-meter breaststroke 1:33.64 1

  • Qualified for the state meet

Swimming in front of a home crowd certainly had an affect on the Moffat County High School girls swim team, freshman Eryn Leonard said.

Swimming Saturday at the Moffat County Invitational, the team racked up eight individual first-place finishes, three first-place finishes in relays and a first overall finish.

Leonard qualified for the state meet in two of her events, but the best part may have been qualifying in front of a home crowd, she said.

“It’s exciting to be in the water and have your family and friends watch you,” she said. “That’s not something we always have.”

Even after qualifying for both the 100-meter butterfly and 400-meter freestyle, Leonard isn’t going to tread water.

“I’m definitely feeling pumped and excited,” she said after the meet. “I didn’t think I could qualify (this early), but I guess I proved myself wrong.”

Leonard’s winter vacation could hardly be called a break, she said, as she plans to continue with dry-land training and more swimming.

“I’m going to run to try and keep in shape,” she said. “I’ll just keep working harder.”

Leonard wasn’t the only Moffat County swimmer to have a good day in the home pool.

Head coach Meghan Francone said almost the entire team had a strong showing.

“They all did so well,” she said. “I think about 90 percent of them made cuts on their times.”

Marlee Chacon finished third in the 200-meter freestyle and second in the 100-meter breaststroke.

Hannah Cordes finished second in the 200-meter freestyle and 100-meter backstroke.

Tatiana Dulmaine finished fourth in the 100-meter freestyle and fifth in the 100-meter backstroke.

Luci Franklin finished first in the 200-meter individual medley and 100-meter backstroke.

Larissa Grammer tallied an impressive 178.95 points to claim first for divers.

Hannah Kirk finished second in the 200-meter individual medley and 100-meter butterfly.

Mary Penner finished first in the 50- and 100-meter freestyle.

Tasha Romney was second in the 100-meter freestyle and first in the 100-meter breaststroke.

Jessica Prather finished third in the 50-meter freestyle, but that wasn’t what most impressed Francone.

“She swam so well in the 100-meter backstroke,” Francone said. “That’s an event she has never swam before, and she cut down her time a ton.”

Senior diver Genna Bradley, from Steamboat Springs, was competing in a separate meet in Mountain View.

Assistant coach Anita Reynolds said the event, which featured swimmers from Palisade and Glenwood Springs, went exactly as she had hoped.

“I think everyone did incredible,” she said. “It was definitely a good experience for them in their home water.”

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