Moffat County swimmers hit new heights in final lap of season
The Moffat County High School girls swim team recently competed in the Jefferson County Invitational in Arvada. Though they didn’t make it past the preliminaries, the large-scale competition saw Bulldog swimmers continuing to reach new goals in the meet that included more than 20 teams across the state, ultimately won by Evergreen.
The 200-yard medley relay consisting of Bailey Kurz, Marissa Hulstine, Micah Espinosa and Alex Samuelson clocked in at a time of 2 minutes, 14.54 seconds, which gained them the ranking of alternates for the final round. The foursome of Allie Dilldine, Jaycee Holman, Emma Samuelson and Karmen Christopher were 2:36.63 in the same event, both groups gaining their best times of the season.
Kurz, Hulstine, Espinosa and Alex Samuelson also reached alternate status and reached their lowest time yet in the 200-meter freestyle relay (2:01.33), while Dilldine, Holman, Espinosa and Natelyn Singleton gained their best collective time of 5:08.00 in the 400-yard freestyle relay.
In single-swimmer events, Hulstine achieved her bests in the 200- (2:22.55) and 500-yard freestyle (6:14.87), an alternate for the finals in the latter.
Other high points included Kurz setting new benchmarks in the 100-meter backstroke (1:12.41) and 200-meter individual medley (2:44.94), Emma Samuelson and Christopher in the 50-yard freestyle (30.10, 35.17), Alex Samuelson in the 100-yard freestyle (1:04.69) and Espinosa in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:21.56).
The team’s final regular meet of the season will take place this weekend at the Delta Invitational. The following week will be the league championships at Colorado Mesa University.
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