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Eaton secures impressive times despite loss to Mountain View

McKenna McGehee (19) swims in the 200 relay, where she helped her team secure second place.

McKenna McGehee (19) swims in the 200 relay, where she helped her team secure second place.

McKenna McGehee (19) swims in the 200 relay, where she helped her team secure second place.

McKenna McGehee (19) swims in the 200 relay, where she helped her team secure second place.

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Swimmers secure eight qualifying times  

The Eaton Reds fell short to Mountain View with a score of 75-107 on their Jan. 15 meet. The Reds are now 2-3 overall and 1-2 in league meets. Despite the loss, the Reds had several impressive placings from young members of the team. According to head coach Hattie Carlson, the Reds also achieved eight 3A qualifying times with regional meets just around the corner.

Eaton freshman Molly Koslosky easily placed first in the 500 Freestyle event with a time 15 seconds faster than her closest Mountain View opponent with a time of 7:00.76. Sophomore Mackenna Dalton also placed impressively, coming in 4th place out of nine swimmers in the competitive 100 Freestyle event.

Mackenna Dalton (21) swims freestyle in the compeitive 100 Free event, in which she placed 4th.

Eaton’s Relay Team placed second in the 200 Freestyle Relay, coming up just short of Mountain View’s time of 1:56.68 with a time of 1:58.08. Eaton’s Relay Team consists of McKenna McGehee (19), Jazmyn Thornberg (19), Lexi Bruntz (21), and Emma Bjork (20).

Standout swimmer McGehee won first place in two events in addition to her achievement on the relay team. McGehee won the 200 Freestyle event, outswimming her competitors with a near 15 second lead. She went on to take first place in the 100 Backstroke event, surpassing Mountain View swimmers with a time of 1:10.0. McGehee expressed her love of the sport, stating she loves the individual competition. “Point-wise, it’s a team sport, but goal-wise, it’s very self-oriented,” McGehee said.

Meanwhile, Eaton’s only diver for the meet, Clarise Sviatko (19), placed second in the one-meter dive with a score of 149.62.

Up next  

Eaton will be back in its own water on Jan. 22 for the Tri-Valley Relays in its last league meet. Not long after, the State Championships will be held in Fort Collins on Feb. 8.

 

 

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