Swim team racks up results | SteamboatToday.com

Swim team racks up results

— The Steamboat Springs Swim Team continues to rack up top finishes as it paddles toward a pack of big meets.

The team will compete starting Friday in the Western Slope League championships, taking 21 athletes to that event. Then, it’s off to the state meet.

Recent results have coach Patti Worsley encouraged.

At a Grand Junction meet late last month, Avery Harrington and Jenna Smith helped lead the team.

Smith won four different races, the backstroke at 50 and 200 meters and the freestyle at 50 and 100 meters. She also placed second three times, in the 100 backstroke, the 50 breaststroke and the 50 butterfly.

Harrington, meanwhile, was second in the 100 breaststroke and the 100 freestyle, fourth in both the 100 backstroke and the 200 breaststroke, fifth in the 200 freestyle and sixth in both the 100 butterfly and the 200 individual medley.

Parker Kortas had strong results, as well, including third place finishes in the 100 and 200 breaststroke, and a sixth-place showing in the 200 butterfly. Saige Lottes was seventh in the 200 freestyle, 10th in the 100 freestyle and 11th in the 100 butterfly, while Annika Fahrner was fifth in the 1,500 freestyle, ninth in both the 200 and 400 freestyle and 12th in the 100 breaststroke.

Brooks Birkinbine was 10th in the 400 free and 16th in the 200. Mohammed Alnajdawi was ninth in the 100 backstroke and 13th in both the 50 backstroke and 50 freestyle. Ryle McLouth was seventh in the 50 backstroke and 14th in the 200 freestyle. Worsley also pointed to Emily Craig, Becca Fahrner, Lily Starky and Riq Rogers, who all dropped time in their events.

Now it’s back to Grand Junction this weekend for the team for the Western Slope Championships.

To reach Joel Reichenberger, call 970-871-4253, email jreichenberger@SteamboatToday.com or follow him on Twitter @JReich9

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