Girls swimmers perform well in Aspen |

Girls swimmers perform well in Aspen

Ben Bulkeley

Swimming Saturday in Aspen, the Moffat County High School girls varsity swim team was able to pick up several accolades.

Diver Larissa Grammer moved one step closer to qualifying for state, and Eryn Leonard continued her state meet push.

"The girls did a fantastic job, and every one of them improved on times," coach Anita Reynolds said.

The 200-yard medley relay team of Luci Franklin, Tasha Romney, Leonard and Mary Penner finished second.

In the 200-yard freestyle, Romney finished second with a time of 2:39.58, and Hannah Cordes finished sixth with a time of 2:55.44.

Leonard, a freshman, continued her strong swimming.

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She placed first in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:26.42.

She is 0.42 seconds away from qualifying in the 200-yard individual medley for the state meet.

Leonard placed first in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 1:05.31, which not only was her second time qualifying for state in the event, but she broke the record for the Aspen pool.

Hannah Kirk finished fifth in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:54.28.

Kirk also finished fifth in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 1:20.37.

In the 50-yard freestyle, Penner finished fourth with a 29.49, and she was followed by fifth-place finisher Tatiana Dulmaine (34.40) and Riley Johnston, who finished eighth with a time of 46.41.

Grammer continued her recent string of strong diving performances, finishing second with a score of 193.15, which gave her the first of two qualifications for the state meet in a six-dive meet.

In the 100-yard freestyle, an injured Franklin claimed second place with a time of 1:03.91.

In the same event, Penner swam to fourth place (1:06.42), and Marlee Chacon finished seventh with a time of 1:20.79.

The 200-yard freestyle relay team of Chacon, Hannah Cordes, Dulmaine and Kirk finished fourth.

In the 100-yard backstroke, Franklin claimed first with a time of 1:11, Cordes was eighth (1:30.09) and Dulmaine was ninth (1:43.36).

In the 100-yard breaststroke, Romney was third (1:22.91) and Chacon was seventh (1:37.17).

The 400-yard freestyle team of Leonard, Romney, Franklin and Penner finished first.

Because she was the lead swimmer, Leonard, who finished the relay with a time of 58.27, was able to qualify for state.

The team will travel this weekend to the Jeffco Invite in Denver.

Ben Bulkeley can be reached at 875-1795 or

Girls individual swimming results

Girls individual results from Jan. 9 swim meet in Aspen:

Name / Event / Time / Place

Tasha Romney / 200-yard freestyle / 2:39.58 / 2nd

/ 100-yard breaststroke / 1:22.91 / 3rd

Hannah Cordes / 200-yard freestyle / 2:55.44 / 6th

/ 100-yard backstroke / 1:30.09 / 8th

Eryn Leonard / 200-yard IM / 2:26.42 / 1st

/ 100-yard butterfly / 1:05.31 / 1st

Hannah Kirk / 200-yard IM / 2:54.28 / 5th

/ 100-yard butterfly / 1:20.37 / 5th

Mary Penner / 50-yard freestyle / 29.49 / 4th

/ 100-yard freestyle / 1:06.42 / 4th

Tatianna Dulmaine / 50-yard freestyle / 34.40 / 5th

/ 100-yard backstroke / 1:43.36 / 9th

Riley Johnston / 50-yard freestyle / 46.41 / 8th

Larissa Grammer / Diving / 193.13 / 2nd

Luci Franklin / 100-yard freestyle / 1:03.91 / 2nd

/ 100-yard backstroke / 1:11.00 / 1st

Marlee Chacon / 100-yard freestyle / 1:20.79 / 7th

/ 100-yard breaststroke / 1:37.17 / 7th

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