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Moffat County swimmers excel at meets in Aspen, Glenwood Springs

Moffat County High School's Kelsey McDiffett is ready at the starting block during the Moffat County Meet. MCHS girls competed at meets in Aspen and Glenwood Springs this weekend.

With some times as close as three-fifths of a second, Moffat County High School swimmers have state qualification within their reach.

MCHS girls finished fourth at both Friday’s Aspen Invitational and Saturday’s Glenwood Springs Demon Winter Invite.

Molly Neton placed third in the 100-yard backstroke at a personal best time of 1:10.6 in Glenwood. The time is only .6 seconds away from the one minute 10 seconds needed to move on to the CHSAA 3A state finals.

With two meets in a row, coaches Melany Neton and Meghan Francone said girls are hitting their stride.

“They’re swimming 6,000 meters a day in practice, so they’re really not holding back during competition,” Melany Neton said.

Molly also placed second in the varsity backstroke in Aspen, as well as setting new bests in the 50 freestyle at the Friday meet and the 200 free in Glenwood.

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Katelynn Turner also hit a new team best in the 100 free in Aspen’s varsity race, where she placed second.

Alexa Neton won the JV 100 back in Aspen with her own personal best, while Kelsey McDiffett was fourth in the 200 individual medley both days, also setting the new team best in the 100 breaststroke in Glenwood.

200 free and 200 medley relay teams of the Netons, McDiffett and Turner each placed fourth in Aspen, as well as fourth in Glenwood’s 200 free and sixth in the 200 medley.

In Aspen’s JV 100 free, Jaycee Holman placed second, with Ellina Jones gaining the silver in the 100 breast. Jaycee Holman also took fourh in the 50 free, with Sammi Beaver fifth.

Jade Holman, Allison Jacobson, Tayla Siminoe and Alyssa Chavez each hit at least one personal best in Glenwood.

MCHS’s final competition before the league meet in February will be a triangular Jan. 27 with Delta and Montezuma-Cortez.

Moffat County High School varsity swim results from Aspen Invitational

Swimmer(s) — Time, Place

50-yard freestyle

Molly Neton — 29.77, 4**

Katelynn Turner — 30.01, 5*

100-yard backstroke

Molly Neton — 1:11.19, 2

100-yard breaststroke

Kelsey McDiffett — 1:24.54, 4

100-yard freestyle

Katelynn Turner — 1:06.54, 2**

200-yard freestyle

Alexa Neton — 2:35.01, 4

200-yard individual medley

Kelsey McDiffett — 2:41.44, 4

Ellina Jones — 3:17.47, 9

200-yard freestyle relay

Molly Neton/Alexa Neton/Katelynn Turner/Kelsey McDiffett/ — 2:00.72, 4

200-yard medley relay

Katelynn Turner/Kelsey McDiffett/Molly Neton/Alexa Neton— 2:19.86, 4

— The team placed fourth overall.

JV results from Aspen Invitational

50-yard freestyle

Jaycee Holman — 35.33, 4*

Sammi Beaver — 39.72, 5

100-yard backstroke

Alexa Neton — 1:19.33, 1*

Alyssa Chavez — 1:25.37, 3*

Sammi Beaver — 1:47.27, 4

100-yard breaststroke

Ellina Jones — 1:46.76, 2

Jade Holman — 1:50.9, 3*

100-yard freestyle

Jaycee Holman — 1:20.69, 2

Allison Jacobson — 1:25, 3

200-yard freestyle relay

Jaycee Holman/Alyssa Chavez/Ellina Jones/Allison Jacobson — 2:20.04, 3

200-yard medley relay

Ellina Jones/Alyssa Chavez/Jaycee Holman/Allison Jacobson — 2:41.45, 2

— The JV team placed second overall.

Glenwood Springs Demon Winter Invite

50-yard freestyle

Alexa Neton — 31.70, 11

Ellina Jones — 33.47, 13

Tayla Siminoe — 34.82, 15

100-yard backstroke

Molly Neton — 1:10.6, 3**

Katelynn Turner — 1:18.56, 5*

Alyssa Chavez — 1:25.54, 8

Allison Jacobson — 1:36.24, 14*

100-yard breaststroke

Jaycee Holman — 1:39.95, 18

Tayla Siminoe — 1:40.23, 19*

Ellina Jones — 1:44.79, 22*

Alyssa Chavez — 1:47.52, 24*

100-yard freestyle

Katelynn Turner — 1:07.34, 8

Kelsey McDiffett — 1:07.52, 9*

Jade Holman — 1:21.61, 21*

200-yard freestyle

Molly Neton — 2:24.98, 4**

Alexa Neton — 2:29.6, 6*

Allison Jacobson — 3:06.15, 12*

200-yard individual medley

Kelsey McDiffett — 2:43.02, 4

200-yard freestyle relay

Molly Neton/Alexa Neton/Katelynn Turner/Kelsey McDiffett/ — 2:00.97, 4

Jaycee Holman/Alyssa Chavez/Ellina Jones/Tayla Siminoe — 2:17.75, 8

200-yard medley relay

Katelynn Turner/Kelsey McDiffett/Molly Neton/Alexa Neton— 2:20.8, 6

Ellina Jones/Alyssa Chavez/Jaycee Holman/Tayla Siminoe — 2:40.95, 11

— The team placed fourth overall.

— * indicates a personal season best time. ** indicates a season team best time.