Craig Sea Sharks swim well in Grand Junction

With the summer swimming season drawing to a close, the Craig Sea Sharks had two performers swim well during the July 31 Long Course State Championships in Grand Junction.

Moffat County High School sophomores Eryn Leonard and Matt Hulstine both had solid times in their events, and Hulstine was able to extend his season.

“Matt had a great fifth-place finish in his 100-meter breaststroke with a time of 1:12.88, which qualified him for sectionals,” head coach Caitlin Conci said. “Sectionals is a competitive meet among all of the Western states.”

Conci said the meet is typically in either Oregon or Washington.

Hulstine also swam the 200-meter butterfly and finished with a time of 2:37.00 for a 16th-place finish, and the 200-meter breaststroke with a time of 2:47.41 for an eighth-place finish.

Leonard competed in the 100-meter butterfly and finished 23rd with a time of 1:14.83.

Leonard also finished 16th in the 1,500-meter freestyle with a time of 20:36.31.

“They both showed how hard they have worked this summer,” Conci said. “The Long Course State Meet is meet between all the teams in Colorado.

“I would estimate at least 40 teams were represented.”

The last meet of the summer, not including the Western State Sectionals, will be the Seasonal State Meet this weekend in Colorado Springs.

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