Girls swimming and diving team receives first at the city meet


Abby Bordewick

Photo Credit: Kylee Rinker

On January 11th the girls swimming and diving team competed in the city meet and received first place again all of Fossil’s rival high schools. The Sabercats finished with a score of 980 points, Rocky Mountain High School received 525.53 points, Fort Collins High School scored 393.54 points, and in last place was Poudre High School with 366 points.

This past meet was the swimmers senior night, they displayed how their hard work throughout their swimming career has paid off and they showed this through their times at the city meet. “The biggest impact the swim team has had on me is that I learned to swim events not only for myself, but the team. My favorite part about being on the team would have to be the culture we build for each other. We create an environment where we can all feel comfortable around each other and we all support each other in and out of the pool.” Stated CJ Kovac.

Event 1 was the 200 yard medley relay, Bayley Stewart, Zoe Bartel, Coleen Gillilan, and Kylee Alons received first place in this race with a finishing time of 1:44.2. The Sabercats also received second, fourth, fifteenth, and eighteenth place. The swimmers that placed second were Andrea Niemann, Caraline Baker, CJ Kovac, and Phoebe Huey, they finished with a time of 1:53.11. The team that got fourth place had a time of 1:59.74, fifteenth place finished with a time of 2:26.09, and eighteenth place had a time of 2:29.09. The Sabercats earned a total of 107 points for the first event.

Event 3 was the 200 yard IM, Fossil placed first, second, fifth, tenth, eleventh, and twelfth. Kyle Alons placed first with a time of 2:03.28, Emily Rinker in second place and finished with the time of 2:13.74, Summer Siverts got fifth place and had a time of 2:26.04, Katie Puev in tenth place with a time of 2:36.15, Megan Petrilla finished in eleventh place and had a time of 2:41.34, and Natalie Anderson placed twelfth with a time of 2:42.27. With all of their scores combined they had a total of 69 points.

Event 6 was the 100 yard butterfly, the Sabercats received first, second, fourth, sixth, and tenth place. CJ Kovac finished with a time of 1:00.24, Mia Strong had a time of 1:03.40, Georgia Ewer finished with 1:08.18, Stefanie Pfahnl had a time of 1:08.52, and Kylee Rinker finished with the time of 1:09.93. Fossil had a total of 72 points earned from this event.

Congratulations to all of the swimmers and especially the seniors who have put a lot of time and dedication into the season so far. The Sabercats next meet in January 18th, against Mountain Range.