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Bulldog swimmers place second in GJ

Elwood Shelton

The Moffat County High School girls swim team raced their way to a respectable finish of their regular season at Grand Junction this weekend they placed second as a team.

The only team to get a jump on the Lady ‘Dogs swimmers was Durango.

“We were strong at the end of the meet in our 400 freestyle,” said Coach Ed Stehlin.

The strong finish pleased Coach Stehlin, it proved to be a mark of where the Lady ‘Dogs were as far as physical conditioning.

“The big thing was how well we swam at the end of the meet, which tells me that the girls are in good shape,” he said.

All three relay teams placed third or better this weekend. The 200-meter medley relay placed third, the 200-meter freestyle relay team placed second and the 400-meter freestyle relay placed second. The 400-meter freestyle relay team finished with their best time of the year at 4:18.

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The relay teams were not the only racers to swim well at Grand Junction, eight individual swimmers finished with a third or better, including three second-place finishes by Chloe Gilchrist, 200-meter individual medley at 2:26; Miranda Hillewaert, 50-meter freestyle in .28 seconds; Nicole Vorhees, 100-meter back-stroke in 1:14.

“We didn’t have much speed in our races, which is okay,” Stehlin said. “The girls were really broken-down from practices, but they held their races together well this weekend.”

Practices started to taper today for the Moffat County swimmers, meaning the girls can look forward to easier, but more technical exercises. Speed and pain-tolerance swims are now behind them as Stehlin opts to iron out some minor mistakes and tries to have the team regain some of its energy.

“We’re not going to do a whole lot, just enough to keep the edge and rest them,” the coach said.

The time off from conditioning drills is an attempt to get the girls to reach their peak in time for districts this weekend in Grand Junction the final chance for the Lady ‘Dog swimmers to qualify for state.

The Moffat County team hopes to take six girls to state this year, and two-to-three relay teams. The team and its coach are optimistic about their chances at districts this year.

“It’s going to be good because we’ll get a lot of rest this week,” swimmer Miranda Hillewaert said.

The Lady ‘Dog swimmers look to finish in the middle of the pack in districts, with Glenwood Springs and Durango duking it out for first. Montrose and Grand Junction may jump in as a dark horse for the top spot.

“I’ve seen all the teams this year. I’m more impressed with Glenwood and Durango,” Stehlin said.

The Lady ‘Dogs remain relatively healthy at the end of the year, but some swimmers are still fighting sickness. No one should miss this weekend’s competition, Stehlin reported.

The Moffat County High School girls swim team raced their way to a respectable finish of their regular season at Grand Junction this weekend they placed second as a team.

The only team to get a jump on the Lady ‘Dogs swimmers was Durango.

“We were strong at the end of the meet in our 400 freestyle,” said Coach Ed Stehlin.

The strong finish pleased Coach Stehlin, it proved to be a mark of where the Lady ‘Dogs were as far as physical conditioning.

“The big thing was how well we swam at the end of the meet, which tells me that the girls are in good shape,” he said.

All three relay teams placed third or better this weekend. The 200-meter medley relay placed third, the 200-meter freestyle relay team placed second and the 400-meter freestyle relay placed second. The 400-meter freestyle relay team finished with their best time of the year at 4:18.

The relay teams were not the only racers to swim well at Grand Junction, eight individual swimmers finished with a third or better, including three second-place finishes by Chloe Gilchrist, 200-meter individual medley at 2:26; Miranda Hillewaert, 50-meter freestyle in .28 seconds; Nicole Vorhees, 100-meter back-stroke in 1:14.

“We didn’t have much speed in our races, which is okay,” Stehlin said. “The girls were really broken-down from practices, but they held their races together well this weekend.”

Practices started to taper today for the Moffat County swimmers, meaning the girls can look forward to easier, but more technical exercises. Speed and pain-tolerance swims are now behind them as Stehlin opts to iron out some minor mistakes and tries to have the team regain some of its energy.

“We’re not going to do a whole lot, just enough to keep the edge and rest them,” the coach said.

The time off from conditioning drills is an attempt to get the girls to reach their peak in time for districts this weekend in Grand Junction the final chance for the Lady ‘Dog swimmers to qualify for state.

The Moffat County team hopes to take six girls to state this year, and two-to-three relay teams. The team and its coach are optimistic about their chances at districts this year.

“It’s going to be good because we’ll get a lot of rest this week,” swimmer Miranda Hillewaert said.

The Lady ‘Dog swimmers look to finish in the middle of the pack in districts, with Glenwood Springs and Durango duking it out for first. Montrose and Grand Junction may jump in as a dark horse for the top spot.

“I’ve seen all the teams this year. I’m more impressed with Glenwood and Durango,” Stehlin said.

The Lady ‘Dogs remain relatively healthy at the end of the year, but some swimmers are still fighting sickness. No one should miss this weekend’s competition, Stehlin reported.

The Moffat County High School girls swim team raced their way to a respectable finish of their regular season at Grand Junction this weekend they placed second as a team.

The only team to get a jump on the Lady ‘Dogs swimmers was Durango.

“We were strong at the end of the meet in our 400 freestyle,” said Coach Ed Stehlin.

The strong finish pleased Coach Stehlin, it proved to be a mark of where the Lady ‘Dogs were as far as physical conditioning.

“The big thing was how well we swam at the end of the meet, which tells me that the girls are in good shape,” he said.

All three relay teams placed third or better this weekend. The 200-meter medley relay placed third, the 200-meter freestyle relay team placed second and the 400-meter freestyle relay placed second. The 400-meter freestyle relay team finished with their best time of the year at 4:18.

The relay teams were not the only racers to swim well at Grand Junction, eight individual swimmers finished with a third or better, including three second-place finishes by Chloe Gilchrist, 200-meter individual medley at 2:26; Miranda Hillewaert, 50-meter freestyle in .28 seconds; Nicole Vorhees, 100-meter back-stroke in 1:14.

“We didn’t have much speed in our races, which is okay,” Stehlin said. “The girls were really broken-down from practices, but they held their races together well this weekend.”

Practices started to taper today for the Moffat County swimmers, meaning the girls can look forward to easier, but more technical exercises. Speed and pain-tolerance swims are now behind them as Stehlin opts to iron out some minor mistakes and tries to have the team regain some of its energy.

“We’re not going to do a whole lot, just enough to keep the edge and rest them,” the coach said.

The time off from conditioning drills is an attempt to get the girls to reach their peak in time for districts this weekend in Grand Junction the final chance for the Lady ‘Dog swimmers to qualify for state.

The Moffat County team hopes to take six girls to state this year, and two-to-three relay teams. The team and its coach are optimistic about their chances at districts this year.

“It’s going to be good because we’ll get a lot of rest this week,” swimmer Miranda Hillewaert said.

The Lady ‘Dog swimmers look to finish in the middle of the pack in districts, with Glenwood Springs and Durango duking it out for first. Montrose and Grand Junction may jump in as a dark horse for the top spot.

“I’ve seen all the teams this year. I’m more impressed with Glenwood and Durango,” Stehlin said.

The Lady ‘Dogs remain relatively healthy at the end of the year, but some swimmers are still fighting sickness. No one should miss this weekend’s competition, Stehlin reported.

The Moffat County High School girls swim team raced their way to a respectable finish of their regular season at Grand Junction this weekend they placed second as a team.

The only team to get a jump on the Lady ‘Dogs swimmers was Durango.

“We were strong at the end of the meet in our 400 freestyle,” said Coach Ed Stehlin.

The strong finish pleased Coach Stehlin, it proved to be a mark of where the Lady ‘Dogs were as far as physical conditioning.

“The big thing was how well we swam at the end of the meet, which tells me that the girls are in good shape,” he said.

All three relay teams placed third or better this weekend. The 200-meter medley relay placed third, the 200-meter freestyle relay team placed second and the 400-meter freestyle relay placed second. The 400-meter freestyle relay team finished with their best time of the year at 4:18.

The relay teams were not the only racers to swim well at Grand Junction, eight individual swimmers finished with a third or better, including three second-place finishes by Chloe Gilchrist, 200-meter individual medley at 2:26; Miranda Hillewaert, 50-meter freestyle in .28 seconds; Nicole Vorhees, 100-meter back-stroke in 1:14.

“We didn’t have much speed in our races, which is okay,” Stehlin said. “The girls were really broken-down from practices, but they held their races together well this weekend.”

Practices started to taper today for the Moffat County swimmers, meaning the girls can look forward to easier, but more technical exercises. Speed and pain-tolerance swims are now behind them as Stehlin opts to iron out some minor mistakes and tries to have the team regain some of its energy.

“We’re not going to do a whole lot, just enough to keep the edge and rest them,” the coach said.

The time off from conditioning drills is an attempt to get the girls to reach their peak in time for districts this weekend in Grand Junction the final chance for the Lady ‘Dog swimmers to qualify for state.

The Moffat County team hopes to take six girls to state this year, and two-to-three relay teams. The team and its coach are optimistic about their chances at districts this year.

“It’s going to be good because we’ll get a lot of rest this week,” swimmer Miranda Hillewaert said.

The Lady ‘Dog swimmers look to finish in the middle of the pack in districts, with Glenwood Springs and Durango duking it out for first. Montrose and Grand Junction may jump in as a dark horse for the top spot.

“I’ve seen all the teams this year. I’m more impressed with Glenwood and Durango,” Stehlin said.

The Lady ‘Dogs remain relatively healthy at the end of the year, but some swimmers are still fighting sickness. No one should miss this weekend’s competition, Stehlin reported.

The Moffat County High School girls swim team raced their way to a respectable finish of their regular season at Grand Junction this weekend they placed second as a team.

The only team to get a jump on the Lady ‘Dogs swimmers was Durango.

“We were strong at the end of the meet in our 400 freestyle,” said Coach Ed Stehlin.

The strong finish pleased Coach Stehlin, it proved to be a mark of where the Lady ‘Dogs were as far as physical conditioning.

“The big thing was how well we swam at the end of the meet, which tells me that the girls are in good shape,” he said.

All three relay teams placed third or better this weekend. The 200-meter medley relay placed third, the 200-meter freestyle relay team placed second and the 400-meter freestyle relay placed second. The 400-meter freestyle relay team finished with their best time of the year at 4:18.

The relay teams were not the only racers to swim well at Grand Junction, eight individual swimmers finished with a third or better, including three second-place finishes by Chloe Gilchrist, 200-meter individual medley at 2:26; Miranda Hillewaert, 50-meter freestyle in .28 seconds; Nicole Vorhees, 100-meter back-stroke in 1:14.

“We didn’t have much speed in our races, which is okay,” Stehlin said. “The girls were really broken-down from practices, but they held their races together well this weekend.”

Practices started to taper today for the Moffat County swimmers, meaning the girls can look forward to easier, but more technical exercises. Speed and pain-tolerance swims are now behind them as Stehlin opts to iron out some minor mistakes and tries to have the team regain some of its energy.

“We’re not going to do a whole lot, just enough to keep the edge and rest them,” the coach said.

The time off from conditioning drills is an attempt to get the girls to reach their peak in time for districts this weekend in Grand Junction the final chance for the Lady ‘Dog swimmers to qualify for state.

The Moffat County team hopes to take six girls to state this year, and two-to-three relay teams. The team and its coach are optimistic about their chances at districts this year.

“It’s going to be good because we’ll get a lot of rest this week,” swimmer Miranda Hillewaert said.

The Lady ‘Dog swimmers look to finish in the middle of the pack in districts, with Glenwood Springs and Durango duking it out for first. Montrose and Grand Junction may jump in as a dark horse for the top spot.

“I’ve seen all the teams this year. I’m more impressed with Glenwood and Durango,” Stehlin said.

The Lady ‘Dogs remain relatively healthy at the end of the year, but some swimmers are still fighting sickness. No one should miss this weekend’s competition, Stehlin reported.

The Moffat County High School girls swim team raced their way to a respectable finish of their regular season at Grand Junction this weekend they placed second as a team.

The only team to get a jump on the Lady ‘Dogs swimmers was Durango.

“We were strong at the end of the meet in our 400 freestyle,” said Coach Ed Stehlin.

The strong finish pleased Coach Stehlin, it proved to be a mark of where the Lady ‘Dogs were as far as physical conditioning.

“The big thing was how well we swam at the end of the meet, which tells me that the girls are in good shape,” he said.

All three relay teams placed third or better this weekend. The 200-meter medley relay placed third, the 200-meter freestyle relay team placed second and the 400-meter freestyle relay placed second. The 400-meter freestyle relay team finished with their best time of the year at 4:18.

The relay teams were not the only racers to swim well at Grand Junction, eight individual swimmers finished with a third or better, including three second-place finishes by Chloe Gilchrist, 200-meter individual medley at 2:26; Miranda Hillewaert, 50-meter freestyle in .28 seconds; Nicole Vorhees, 100-meter back-stroke in 1:14.

“We didn’t have much speed in our races, which is okay,” Stehlin said. “The girls were really broken-down from practices, but they held their races together well this weekend.”

Practices started to taper today for the Moffat County swimmers, meaning the girls can look forward to easier, but more technical exercises. Speed and pain-tolerance swims are now behind them as Stehlin opts to iron out some minor mistakes and tries to have the team regain some of its energy.

“We’re not going to do a whole lot, just enough to keep the edge and rest them,” the coach said.

The time off from conditioning drills is an attempt to get the girls to reach their peak in time for districts this weekend in Grand Junction the final chance for the Lady ‘Dog swimmers to qualify for state.

The Moffat County team hopes to take six girls to state this year, and two-to-three relay teams. The team and its coach are optimistic about their chances at districts this year.

“It’s going to be good because we’ll get a lot of rest this week,” swimmer Miranda Hillewaert said.

The Lady ‘Dog swimmers look to finish in the middle of the pack in districts, with Glenwood Springs and Durango duking it out for first. Montrose and Grand Junction may jump in as a dark horse for the top spot.

“I’ve seen all the teams this year. I’m more impressed with Glenwood and Durango,” Stehlin said.

The Lady ‘Dogs remain relatively healthy at the end of the year, but some swimmers are still fighting sickness. No one should miss this weekend’s competition, Stehlin reported.

The Moffat County High School girls swim team raced their way to a respectable finish of their regular season at Grand Junction this weekend they placed second as a team.

The only team to get a jump on the Lady ‘Dogs swimmers was Durango.

“We were strong at the end of the meet in our 400 freestyle,” said Coach Ed Stehlin.

The strong finish pleased Coach Stehlin, it proved to be a mark of where the Lady ‘Dogs were as far as physical conditioning.

“The big thing was how well we swam at the end of the meet, which tells me that the girls are in good shape,” he said.

All three relay teams placed third or better this weekend. The 200-meter medley relay placed third, the 200-meter freestyle relay team placed second and the 400-meter freestyle relay placed second. The 400-meter freestyle relay team finished with their best time of the year at 4:18.

The relay teams were not the only racers to swim well at Grand Junction, eight individual swimmers finished with a third or better, including three second-place finishes by Chloe Gilchrist, 200-meter individual medley at 2:26; Miranda Hillewaert, 50-meter freestyle in .28 seconds; Nicole Vorhees, 100-meter back-stroke in 1:14.

“We didn’t have much speed in our races, which is okay,” Stehlin said. “The girls were really broken-down from practices, but they held their races together well this weekend.”

Practices started to taper today for the Moffat County swimmers, meaning the girls can look forward to easier, but more technical exercises. Speed and pain-tolerance swims are now behind them as Stehlin opts to iron out some minor mistakes and tries to have the team regain some of its energy.

“We’re not going to do a whole lot, just enough to keep the edge and rest them,” the coach said.

The time off from conditioning drills is an attempt to get the girls to reach their peak in time for districts this weekend in Grand Junction the final chance for the Lady ‘Dog swimmers to qualify for state.

The Moffat County team hopes to take six girls to state this year, and two-to-three relay teams. The team and its coach are optimistic about their chances at districts this year.

“It’s going to be good because we’ll get a lot of rest this week,” swimmer Miranda Hillewaert said.

The Lady ‘Dog swimmers look to finish in the middle of the pack in districts, with Glenwood Springs and Durango duking it out for first. Montrose and Grand Junction may jump in as a dark horse for the top spot.

“I’ve seen all the teams this year. I’m more impressed with Glenwood and Durango,” Stehlin said.

The Lady ‘Dogs remain relatively healthy at the end of the year, but some swimmers are still fighting sickness. No one should miss this weekend’s competition, Stehlin reported.

The Moffat County High School girls swim team raced their way to a respectable finish of their regular season at Grand Junction this weekend they placed second as a team.

The only team to get a jump on the Lady ‘Dogs swimmers was Durango.

“We were strong at the end of the meet in our 400 freestyle,” said Coach Ed Stehlin.

The strong finish pleased Coach Stehlin, it proved to be a mark of where the Lady ‘Dogs were as far as physical conditioning.

“The big thing was how well we swam at the end of the meet, which tells me that the girls are in good shape,” he said.

All three relay teams placed third or better this weekend. The 200-meter medley relay placed third, the 200-meter freestyle relay team placed second and the 400-meter freestyle relay placed second. The 400-meter freestyle relay team finished with their best time of the year at 4:18.

The relay teams were not the only racers to swim well at Grand Junction, eight individual swimmers finished with a third or better, including three second-place finishes by Chloe Gilchrist, 200-meter individual medley at 2:26; Miranda Hillewaert, 50-meter freestyle in .28 seconds; Nicole Vorhees, 100-meter back-stroke in 1:14.

“We didn’t have much speed in our races, which is okay,” Stehlin said. “The girls were really broken-down from practices, but they held their races together well this weekend.”

Practices started to taper today for the Moffat County swimmers, meaning the girls can look forward to easier, but more technical exercises. Speed and pain-tolerance swims are now behind them as Stehlin opts to iron out some minor mistakes and tries to have the team regain some of its energy.

“We’re not going to do a whole lot, just enough to keep the edge and rest them,” the coach said.

The time off from conditioning drills is an attempt to get the girls to reach their peak in time for districts this weekend in Grand Junction the final chance for the Lady ‘Dog swimmers to qualify for state.

The Moffat County team hopes to take six girls to state this year, and two-to-three relay teams. The team and its coach are optimistic about their chances at districts this year.

“It’s going to be good because we’ll get a lot of rest this week,” swimmer Miranda Hillewaert said.

The Lady ‘Dog swimmers look to finish in the middle of the pack in districts, with Glenwood Springs and Durango duking it out for first. Montrose and Grand Junction may jump in as a dark horse for the top spot.

“I’ve seen all the teams this year. I’m more impressed with Glenwood and Durango,” Stehlin said.

The Lady ‘Dogs remain relatively healthy at the end of the year, but some swimmers are still fighting sickness. No one should miss this weekend’s competition, Stehlin reported.

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