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Moffat County High School senior John Kirk powers through the water during the 100-meter backstroke event at the Moffat County Invitational Friday afternoon at the Moffat County High School pool. Kirk placed sixth in the backstroke and first in the 400-meter freestyle. The MCHS boys varsity swim team took third in the home meet.

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MCHS swimmers place 3rd at home

Before Friday afternoon, Steamboat Springs High School freshman Brenden Carta had yet to see what a home meet was like in the Moffat County High School pool facilities. By the end of the day, the MCHS boys varsity swimmer, who attends Steamboat Springs High School but swims with the Bulldogs, was looking forward to several more chances to host surrounding schools in the coming years. The swim team placed third out of four teams in the Moffat County Invitational, its last regular meet of the season, competing against visiting Montrose, Glenwood Springs and Gunnison. With 16 swimmers to Moffat County’s six, Montrose won the day by sheer numbers, gaining 614.5 total points to MCHS’ 240.5, due largely to multiple swimmers in every event, including numerous relay squads.

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