boys swimming

Wheat Ridge tops in season opening meet

A-West finishes right behind Farmers, Rams tough too

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- It may still be cold outside but the competition in the swimming pool is just heating up.

And four of Jeffco’s top boys swimming teams met up for the season’s first meet with Wheat Ridge coming out on top with 584 team points Saturday at Carmody Recreation Center.

Arvada West finished second with 536 points, Green Mountain finished third with 521 points and Standley Lake finished fourth with 474 points, in the four team meet that featured two 4A Jeffco teams and two 5A Jeffco teams.

Wheat Ridge won four events including the 50 Free with Parker Sorsenson’s time of 23.11.

Bret Kindvatter on the 200 Free for the Farmers with a time of 1:59.67. And Nathan Rockenfeller won the 500 Free with a time of 05:26.67.

Wheat Ridge also won the 200 Free Relay in 01:36.37.

A-West finished right behind the Farmers in total points but they finished tied with Wheat Ridge for winning the most events.

The Wildcats took home four separate events including getting a pair of wins from Jakub Lewandowski who won both the 100 Fly (56.71) and 100 Backstroke (1:00.81).

A-West also had a winner in the 200 Individual Medley with Ryder Pittz time of 2:08.29. Pittz also won the 100 Breaststroke in 1:07.82.

Green Mountain’s Jacob Moore won the 100 Free with his time of 52.89 and he and his teammates also won two more events taking the 200 Medley Relay in 1:48.14 and then the 400 Free Relay in 3:36.75.

Standley Lake had the meets best diver in Trent Kindvall who beat the field with 277.10. The next closest diver was Wheat Ridge’s Andy Franks who two second with 165.55 points.