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3 wins for Moffat County swimmers at Summit

Members of the Moffat County High School girls swim team gather on the side of the pool during a meet in Glenwood Springs. From left, Mackenzie Anderson, Jeni Kincher, Ellina Jones, Alyssa Chavez, Allison Jacobson, Alexa Neton, Kelsey McDiffett, Molly Neton, and Katelynn Turner. (Courtesy Photo)

A midweek, two-team meet was a new addition to the schedule for Moffat County High School girls swimming, bringing with it a trio of wins during a dual with Summit.

Bulldog athletes Kelsey McDiffett and Alexa Neton earned gold honors Wednesday as they each placed first in races with the Tigers.

McDiffett was uncontested in the water for the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 1:19.24, while she was the first of four in the 200 individual medley at 2:43.7.

Alexa won the field of five in the 200 freestyle, clocking in at 2:30.36.

In the 100 backstroke, Molly Neton took second behind fellow state-qualifier in the race, Summit’s Jasmine Laube. Teammates Katelynn Turner and Mackenzie Anderson placed fourth and sixth, respectively.

Alexa led the Bulldogs with fifth in the 50 free with Turner and Alyssa Chavez in sixth and seventh.

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Chavez also earned her best time of the season at 1:38.23 for seventh, with Ellina Jones close behind in eighth and Allison Jacobson at 11th.

In relays, Bulldogs gained the silver as a group in both the 400 free and 200 medley, as well as fourth in the 200 free.

Attending the meet, which was meant to also involve Glenwood Springs, was last-second, said coach Meghan Francone, though athletes performed admirably.

“It was a challenge as the elevation was a bit higher than what we are used to training in, but the girls swam well,” she said.

MCHS swimmers next compete Feb. 1 and 2 at the Southwest Conference Championships.