School and meet record beat by Lady Reds

State awaits more accomplishments

With at least a top eight finish in every event, the Lady Reds swim team brought back a second place award from the Patriot League Championship Finals. Hosted in Fort Collins, the meet included Liberty Commons, Eaton, Holyoke, Estes Park, and Valley High School. Caitlin Morgan (23) set a new school conference record in the 200 Individual Medley in second place, at a time of 02:22.81. C. Morgan also won the 100 Breast with a meet record of 01:11.85, receiving first place. “We had a lot of great swimmers who medaled and I enjoyed competing at conference, beating Liberty Commons in the 200 Free Relay,” C. Morgan said. 


Ranked fifth in the state, the Lady Reds have been crushing their competition. Lexi Bruntz (22) received swimmer of the year at the meet and received second in the 100 Free. Her time was 00:56.27 and her other time was 58.27 receiving sixth place. In the 200 Free, Bruntz received fourth place with a time of 02:09.90. “Conference went amazing this year, my relay team set a meet record with tons of girls getting their season best. My relay is also one second away from the school record in the 200 Free Relay and we are so pumped for state,” Bruntz said. 


Sophie Morgan (25), C. Morgan’s little sister, also swam the 100 Butterfly, receiving third with a time of 01:07.42. Her first year is going very well, as she followed her sister in the 100 Breast, receiving second, with a time of 01:15.94. Alongside her, Dharma Perkins (25), swam in the 50 Free with a time of 00:27.01, receiving fourth place. Perkins was also in the 100 Butterfly, receiving third place, at 01:08.31. 


The only state qualified diver, Kaiya Sinkler (23), was in the One-Meter Dive with a final total of 349.20 points, receiving fifth place. Last year, at the same Patriot League Championship meet, Sinkler scored 299.45 points, receiving fourth place, so she has grown quite a bit. “League went really well, I PR in diving. I swam hard and cut some time off my last time for the 50 Free, in which I won my heat in finals. My relay team cut off 10 seconds of our time in the 400 Free, which was amazing too. So overall the conference was a big success and a good end to my regular swim season, also a great start for state,” said Sinkler. Her time in the 50 Free was 00:29.41, receiving tenth place.