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Girls Swimming Season Review

By Jasmine Vital in Sports

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Balloons falling at the end of the Girls Swimming assembly-Photo by Rachel Grushan

Girls Swimming placed first in state after an exciting and successful season. The team had a match against the school's biggest rivals Monarch and Boulder High School. They ended up placing first in their Non-Conference meet. “There was so much competition you can feel it in the air a lot of tension because this is our 20th year in a row where we’ve beaten Boulder,” said senior Avani Singh. The team won first place in 7 out of the 12 events that night. “I think when we won the meet, we all realized we and we were all really excited,” said Singh. The Girls Swim team ended with a final score of 879 points. Leaving Monarch High School in 3rd and Boulder High School in 9th place. The Fairview girls definitely tried their best. “It was really really exciting but it was a bit sad since it was my last Boulder, Monarch match,” said Singh. The next week after the Fairview girls had an exciting win over Fossil Ridge High School. Fairview ended the match with a winning score of 165 over Fossil Ridge who ended with a score of 148. “We beat them [Fossil Ridge] and that was really exciting because they always kick our butts,” said Singh. It being a really good season for the Fairview Girls Swim team. Ending 3d place in the Front Range Championship that took place on February 6th. Now the Fairview girls are taking their next step to State. The morning of February 13th the Fairview Girls Swim team was off to Fort Collins to compete in the 2016 CHSAA State Championships. Once the competitions started Fairview was unstoppable. In the very first event Fairview’s 200 relay achieved an all american consideration tactic. In fact every relay that Fairview swam was an All American consideration cut. “We have such a really good team and we’re all really close,” said Singh. Junior Brittany Beecher made an individual All American qualifying time in the 500 freestyle, as well as in a consideration title in the 200 freestyle. Julia Benz has submitted 11 dives to be considered for All American as well. By the end of the night the teams score was too tight to call but after the rely they won state by just over 30 points, beating both Fossil Ridge and Regis Jesuit. This is the first time in 12 years that Fairview has won the State Championship title. Since then FHS has come in 2nd place 6 times, including last year when they missed 1st place by just 6 points. 5 seniors on the team have already committed to swim in college. The team also includes an Olympic trial qualifier (senior Sandra Freeman) and 2 national athletes. The team ended their fantastic season with a school assembly, in which Principal Stensrud, Athletic Director Terrin Kelly, and senior leaders Julia Benz, Adee Weller, and Sandra Freeman, spoke of the season and congratulated the girls. Thank you Girls’ Swimming for a record breaking season!

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