Allie Dilldine dives into the pool as Molly Neton, bottom left, touches the wall during a relay at the 2013 Scottie Ascherman Seasonal State Swim Meet. Both swimmers posted top-10 finishes for the Craig Sea Sharks team in its final meet of the summer.

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Allie Dilldine dives into the pool as Molly Neton, bottom left, touches the wall during a relay at the 2013 Scottie Ascherman Seasonal State Swim Meet. Both swimmers posted top-10 finishes for the Craig Sea Sharks team in its final meet of the summer.

Sea Sharks tough at Seasonal State

Sea Sharks who swam at Seasonal State

Matthew Cooper

Anna Cooper

Kelsey McDiffett

Alexa Neton

Allie Dilldine

Molly Neton

Maris Hulstine

Jaci McDiffett

Chris Kling

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Kelsey McDiffett competes in a freestyle event at the Scottie Ascherman Seasonal State Swim Meet. McDiffett swam in eight events for the Sea Sharks in the 9 to 10 girls age group.

— The Craig Sea Sharks closed out their summer season strong, swimming well across the board at the 2013 Scottie Ascherman Seasonal State Swim Meet.

The meet featured the best summer swimmers and teams from across Colorado. While the Sea Sharks brought one of the smaller contingents of swimmers to the meet — nine swimmers from Craig attended — they represented themselves well, scoring 163.5 points. Craig swimmers also posted 24 top-10 finishes during the course of the meet.

Molly Neton had an especially strong meet, posting second place and two thirds among her nine events. She was recognized for scoring the fifth-most points as an individual in the girls 11 to 12 age group.

Chris Kling had a top-10 finish in each of his three events in the boys 15 to 18 group while Kelsey McDiffett was in the top 10 in six of eight events, including a seventh-place finish in the 200-meter freestyle for the 9 to 10 girls.

Even in the youngest age group, the Sea Sharks made their presence felt as Matthew Cooper swam in three events in the 8-and-under boys division, placing sixth in the 25-meter breast stroke.

The Sea Sharks are a youth swimming team that combines year-round swimmers with those just swimming in the summer or another portion of the year. Seasonal State pits the best swimmers who aren’t training year-round against one another to see who has gotten the strongest in a shorter amount of time.

Nate Waggenspack can be reached at 970-875-1795 or nwaggenspack@CraigDailyPress.com.

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