Moffat County takes 3rd at home swim meet |

Moffat County takes 3rd at home swim meet

Nate Waggenspack

Alex Samuelson swims the final 10 meters of her leg in the 200-meter relay Friday at the Moffat County High School pool. The girls swimming team took third place in its home meet against Glenwood Springs, Summit and Aspen.

— With a crowd behind them, the Moffat County girls swimming team performed well in its home meet.

The Bulldogs hosted Aspen, Glenwood Springs and Summit high schools Friday in Craig and took third place in the meet, scoring 66 points as a team. They were the smallest team in attendance but finished just eight points behind Summit for second.

Moffat County didn't come away with any first-place finishes at the meet but was consistently near the top to score its points. In the first event of the day, the 200-meter medley relay, the Bulldogs were second, setting the tone for the day.

"Our girls did well," coach Meghan Francone said. "The majority of them cut time, and that's what you look for."

Marissa Hulstine took third in the 400 freestyle and swam her best time of the season. She was happy with that and liked the way her teammates swam, as well.

"I think we swam pretty good. Everybody did well," Hulstine said. "I took off time (in the 400), so I'm happy with that."

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The 400 is one of Hulstine's specialties and the only event she swims for Moffat County. She likes the distance and endurance style of swimming, she said.

Competitors in both freestyle relays (200 and 400 meters) for the Bulldogs took third, as well, the 400 capping a good afternoon in the pool.

"We had some really respectable competition today," Francone said. "We appreciate them coming out and helping us have a meet here. And we had lots of fans turn out. It was loud in here, which was a great change for these girls to have. That was the meet we needed."

Hulstine also enjoyed having a noisy pool to swim in.

"It was nice having support," she said. "Cool to have people watch us and cheer us on."

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