Moffat County swimmers take 9th at relay event |

Moffat County swimmers take 9th at relay event

Craig Daily Press Staff Report
The members of the Moffat County High School girls swim team take a breather between laps during practice in the MCHS pool. The team recently competed and placed ninth in the Southwestern League Relays at Colorado Mesa University.
Andy Bockelman

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.

100-yard freestyle

Relay team — time, place

Emma Samuelson/Karmen Christopher/Kayla Nash/Jaycee Holman — 1:06.07, 6th

200-yard medley

Bailey Kurz/Marissa Hulstine/Micah Espinosa/Alex Samuelson — 2:14.60, 4th

Allie Dilldine/Natelyn Singleton/Jaycee Holman/Karmen Christopher — 2:37.60, 11th

200-yard freestyle

Marissa Hulstine/Micah Espinosa/Katelyn Peroulis/Alex Samuelson — 1:59.78, 5th

Natelyn Singleton/Allie Dilldine/Jaycee Holman/ Emma Samuelson — 2:14.56, 13th

200-yard butterfly/freestyle

Katelyn Peroulis/Allie Dilldine/Emma Samuelson/Marissa Hulstine — 2:14.34, 9th

200-yard backstroke/breaststroke

Bailey Kurz/Natelyn Singleton/Katelyn Peroulis/Micah Espinosa — 2:31.81, 3rd

200-yard backstroke

Bailey Kurz /Allie Dilldine/Alex Samuelson/Katelyn Peroulis — 2:26.62, 6th

200-yard breaststroke

Marissa Hulstine/Natelyn Singleton/Bailey Kurz/Micah Espinosa — 2:49.09, 4th