Lightning claim fifth place at state 5A swim meet

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THORNTON --Legacy High School finished fifth in the team standings of the boys state 5A swimming and diving championships June 24 at the Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center.

The last event of the meet .. the 400-yard freestyle relay -- turned into the Lightning's top performance of the meet. The Lightning's Sam White, Tegan Barrier, Aidan Shepston and Kyle Raskay placed fifth in a time of 3:05.74.

Legacy's 200-yard freestyle relay team (Jack Tran, Thomas Nguyen, Shepston and Barrier placed sixth in a time of 1;25.77. The Lightning's Sam White was sixth in the 500- freestyle in a time of 4:46.35.

Brighton's top finisher was Jespyn Bishop, who finished seventh in the 50- freestyle in a time of 21.34 seconds.

Horizon diver Kolby Valenzuela was 22nd after totaling 222. 45 points. The Hawks' 200- freestyle relay team (Samuel Schleicher, Ethan Adams, Harrison Cramer and Schuyler Cramer finished 26th in a time of 1:35.27.

Here are the area's results:

Diving: 22. Kolby Valenzuela, Horizon, 222.45 points. 200-yard medley relay: 7. Legacy (Jack Tran, Thomas Nguyen, Aiden Shepston, Tegan Barrier), 1:34.68. 200- freestyle. 12. Barrier, 1:44.4. 23. Shepston, 1:46.95.  200- individual medley: 7. Kyle Raskay, Legacy, 1:55.56. 12. Sam White, Legacy, 1:56.48.  28. Samuel Schleicher, Horizon, 2:04.73. 29. Aidan Bailey, Legacy, 2:05.24. 50- freestyle: 7. Jespyn Bishop, Brighton, 21.34. 19, Barrier, 21.49. 19. Tran, 21.93. 100- freestyle: 25. Nguyen, 49.6. 100- butterfly: 12. Raskay, 50.89. 18. Shepston, 51.94. 23. Bishop, 52.89. 500- freestyle: 6. White, 4:46.35. 24. Nathan Kral, Legacy, 5:01.67. 26. Schleicher, 5:02.21. 200- freestyle relay: 6. Legacy (Tran, Nguyen, Shepston, Barrier), 1:25.77. 25. Brighton (Trey Wilson, Xavier Shaver, Vahn Williams, Robert Jorstad,  1:35.14. 26. Horizon (Schleicher, Ethan Adams, Harrison Cramer, Schuyler Cramer), 1:35.27. 100- backstroke: 8. Tran, 52.61. 100- backstroke: Max Kulbida, Legacy, 59.8. 400- freestyle relay: 5. Legacy, 3:05.74. 24. Brighton (Bishop, Vahn Williams, Trey Wilson, Robert Jorstad) 3:25.53.

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