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Bulldogs swim to first place

After triangular meet Saturday, Moffat County now has eyes set on league

Jerry Raehal

Marin Campbell was pleasantly surprised at Saturday’s swimming results.

Going into the triangular meet hosted by Delta, the Moffat County High School coach believed Durango had a strong team, which made the Bulldogs’ win that much better.

“I thought the girls did very well,” she said. “I was really impressed that we won the meet. Durango is a pretty strong team, and both the other teams had two divers there, and we had no divers there.”

Six first-place finishes helped pace the Bulldogs to 510.50 points, compared to Durango’s 494.50, and Delta’s 488.

Kelsey Conci finished first in the 100-yard freestyle, swimming it in 58.83 seconds. She also took first in the 50 free (25.90).

Caitlin Conci’s 1:05.83 in the 100 butterfly was good for first, and her 1:06.85 in the 100 backstroke took second.

Tasha Romney finished first in the 100 breaststroke (1:23.40).

The 200 medley relay team of Kelsey Conci, Romney, Caitlin Conci and Meghan Innes placed first with a time of 2:09.18, as did the 200 freestyle relay team of Katherine Dodd, Romney, Clare Sorrentino and Katie Knez, the latter team stroking a 2:21.61.

Dodd took third place in the 200 individual medley.

“I was really impressed with Katherine Dodd,” Campbell said. “She came out and dropped 5 seconds in her 200 IM.”

Dodd also took fourth in the 100 butterfly (1:27.27).

Campbell also highlighted the efforts of Jessica Knez.

“Jessica Knez took over 2 seconds off in her 50 free, which is pretty impressive,” the coach said. “And then in her 500, her goal was to break 8 minutes and she went 13 seconds better than that, and took a total of 17 seconds off her time.”

Jessica Knez swam a 33.99 in the 50 free, and 7:47.1 in the 500.

Other results include:

In the 200 free, Andria Dremel finished sixth (2:47.83), and Kyra Workman took seventh (2:54.78).

In the 50 free, Innes finished third (29.71), Romney was fifth (30.68), Cameo Wilson was seventh (32.24), Megan Knez was eighth (32.97) and Sorrentino was ninth (33.13).

In the 100 free, Megan Trujillo was fourth (1:10.42), Katie Knez was fifth (1:11.02), Sorrentino was seventh (1:14.66) and Workman was eighth (1:17.04).

In the 500 free, Wilson was sixth (7:29.34).

In the 100 backstroke, Trujillo was fourth (1:14.31), Innes was fifth (1:17.21) and Dremel was eighth (1:28.52).

In the 100 breaststroke, Katie Knez was second (1:24.99) and Megan Knez was eighth (1:34.80).

Two weeks remain in the season, and Campbell plans to rest her team as it prepares for Friday and Saturday’s League Championship in Grand Jun-ction.

“The girls are really excited about it,” she said. “They’ve been working really hard this year, so they are looking forward to this week. We’re tapering a little bit and fine tuning the details.

“I just want them to go out and swim best times for themselves,” she added about her goals for the team. “It would be great if we did well as a team, but if they each do well as individuals, that’s all that matters.”

Jerry Raehal can be reached at 824-7031, ext. 204, or at jraehal@craigdailypress.com.

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