State swimming: Discovery Canyon finishes 8th at state


THORNTON -- Discovery Canyon placed eighth in its second consecutive trip to the Class 4A state swimming meet.

The Thunder finished in the top 10 in five of the eight events they were competing in at the swim meet, which was held at Veteran Memorial Athletic Complex.

Thompson Valley won its second straight state title after scoring 300 points, while Cheyenne Mountain scored 282 to place second and Evergreen finished third with 266. Discovery Canyon scored 109 points in the competition.

The Thunder' 200 yard freestyle relay squad (Hannah Layman, Danielle Bullock, Stephanie Gutierrez and Sarah Oldach) led the way after finishing sixth with a time of 1 minute and 41.89 seconds. Thompson Valley won the event after setting a new 4A record with a time of 1:37.22.

Oldach joined Kelsey Oettinger, Lauren Funk and Emily Hand in 400 medley relay team, which placed seventh with a time of 1:53.96. Cheyenne Mountain took first and set a new 4A record with a time of 1:45.89.

Oettinger finished seventh in the 200 free with a time of 1:57.22, while Eryn Eddy of Thompson Valley won the event in 1:48.34, which set a new 4A record.

Oettinger also placed 12th in the 500 free, while Kent Denver's Lauren Abruzzo won the event and also took first in the 200 IM.

Oettinger joined Gutierrez, Bullock and Emily Hand in the 400 free relay which placed 10th after cutting nearly three seconds off their prelim time. Evergreen set a new 4A record with a time of 3:30.26.

In the diving competition, Kaydee Valliere placed eighth with a a score of 363.15, while Emily Plentl was 10th with 340.60. Kenzie Dapper was 15th with 324 points. St. Mary's Alexa Beckwith took first with 491.30.

Oldach placed 11th in the 50 free, while Evergreen's Lexie Malazdrewicz set a new 4A record with a time of 23.63.

Lauren Funk was 12th in 100 breaststroke, while Montrose's Logan Morris broke her previous record in 4A with a time of 1:03.60.


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