Moffat County swimmers earn 8th place in Montrose |

Moffat County swimmers earn 8th place in Montrose

Moffat County High School swimmers practice in the MCHS pool. The team recently placed eighth at the Montrose Invitational. Their next meet will be at home Jan. 17.
Andy Bockelman

The Moffat County High School girls swim team took eighth place Friday and Saturday at the Montrose Invitational.

Glenwood Springs took the overall win, followed by Grand Junction in second, the host school in third and Aspen and Gunnison following.

Micah Espinosa recorded the top finish for Moffat County at the meet, getting third in the 50-yard breaststroke with a time of 38.87 seconds. In the same race, Emma Samuelson received ninth (42.44 seconds), and Allie Dilldine was 18th (46.17 seconds).

In other highlights, Espinosa came in just behind teammate Katelyn Peroulis in the 200-yard freestyle, the two finishing seventh and sixth, respectively, with times of 2 minutes, 27.08 seconds and 2:26.44. Dilldine followed in 15th at 2:41.80.

Espinosa was also seventh in the 200-yard breaststroke, with a time of 1:23.30.

In the 200-yard backstroke, Bailey Kurz took eighth at 2:39.11, followed by Peroulis in 12th at 2:51.61. Kurz also placed seventh in the 100-yard backstroke, with a 1:13.38, while Peroulis was 13th (1:18.86) and Natelyn Singleton 16th (1:21.79).

Marissa Hulstine was sixth in the 500-yard freestyle, clocking in at 6:14.43.

The group’s top relay team was in the 200-yard medley, with Kurz, Espinosa, Hulstine and Alex Samuelson getting sixth at 2:15.61. The same foursome also took eighth with a 5:17.16 in the 400-yard medley.

The swim team’s next meet will be Jan. 17 at home against Aspen.

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