Moffat County swimmers take 9th at relay event
The Moffat County High School girls swim team competed Saturday at the Southwestern League Relay Meet at Colorado Mesa University, placing ninth out of 12 teams.
The event was strictly for diving and team relay events. The highest ranking for Bulldog swimmers among all the schools — including Montrose, Durango, Aspen, Delta and more — was a third-place finish in the 200-yard backstroke/breaststroke relay by Bailey Kurz, Natelyn Singleton, Katelyn Peroulis and Micah Espinosa, timed at 2 minutes, 31.81 seconds.
In the 200-yard medley, Kurz, Espinosa, Marissa Hulstine and Alex Samuelson took fourth at 2:14.60, while the team of Hulstine, Singleton, Kurz and Espinosa also nabbed fourth in the 200-yard breaststroke at 2:49.09
The 200-yard freestyle with Hulstine, Espinosa, Samuelson and Peroulis was a fifth-place finish at 1:59.78.
Coach Jeff Wert said the team did well at a meet that’s on a larger scale than others on the schedule.
“It was great to compete against a lot of different schools along the Western Slope,” he said. “We swam well, but we still need to improve a lot if we want to get to the next level.”
Wert added he hopes to achieve some state-qualifying times soon, hopefully at this week’s Montrose Invitational.
Relay team — time, place
Emma Samuelson/Karmen Christopher/Kayla Nash/Jaycee Holman — 1:06.07, 6th
Bailey Kurz/Marissa Hulstine/Micah Espinosa/Alex Samuelson — 2:14.60, 4th
Allie Dilldine/Natelyn Singleton/Jaycee Holman/Karmen Christopher — 2:37.60, 11th
Marissa Hulstine/Micah Espinosa/Katelyn Peroulis/Alex Samuelson — 1:59.78, 5th
Natelyn Singleton/Allie Dilldine/Jaycee Holman/ Emma Samuelson — 2:14.56, 13th
Katelyn Peroulis/Allie Dilldine/Emma Samuelson/Marissa Hulstine — 2:14.34, 9th
Bailey Kurz/Natelyn Singleton/Katelyn Peroulis/Micah Espinosa — 2:31.81, 3rd
Bailey Kurz /Allie Dilldine/Alex Samuelson/Katelyn Peroulis — 2:26.62, 6th
Marissa Hulstine/Natelyn Singleton/Bailey Kurz/Micah Espinosa — 2:49.09, 4th
This year, a handful of Moffat County High School graduates are setting out to carry on the family tradition. From business to education, these students plan to follow in the footsteps their parents and in some cases, grandparents and great-grandparents.