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Steamboat Springs swimmers to travel to Colorado Long Course State Championships

Steamboat swimmers competing at Colorado Long Course State Championships

Avery Harrington, girls 11 and 12 division: 100 fly, 50 breast, 200 free, 200 medley, 200 breast, 100 breast, 50 back, 200 medley relay and 200 free relay.

Parker Kortas, girls 11 and 12 division: 50 breast, 200 breast, 100 breast, 200 medley, 200 medley relay and 200 freestyle relay; and girls 14-and-younger: 100 breast and 200 breast.

Jenna Smith, girls 10-and-younger division: 50 free, 50 breast, 100 back, 100 breast, 50 back, 50 fly and 100 free.

Reilly Mewborn, girls 11 and 12 division: 50 free, 50 back and 200 medley relay.

Lucy Wilson, girls 11 and 12 division: 50 free, 100 free and 200 medley relay.

Frank Ruppel, boys 14-and-younger division: 200 free, 100 fly, 100 free, 100 back, 200 back and 200 fly.

Brooks Birkinbine, boys 11 and 12 division: 50 free.

Steamboat swimmers finish well at Western Slope Championships

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to correct that Rylee McLouth finished first in the 25 back.

The Steamboat Springs Swim Team will head to the Colorado Long Course State Championships with a ton of momentum after last week’s showing at the Western Slope Championships.

The local team was led by a strong individual showing in the 13 and 14 division from Frank Ruppel, who placed first in the 50 free, 100 free, 200 free, 100 back, 200 back, 100 fly and 200 fly. Other first-place finishes came from Parker Kortas, who placed first in the 50 breast, 100 breast and 200 breast in the girls 11 and 12 division. Her teammate Avery Harrington placed first in the 50 fly and 50 back in the same age division.

In the younger age divisions, Becca Fahrner earned titles in the 25 free, 50 free, 25 breast and 25 fly for the 8-and-younger group, with Rylee McLouth finishing first in the 25 back. Ten-year-old Jenna Smith brought home first-place finishes in the 50 free and 200 individual medley in the 10-and-younger division.

The Steamboat Springs girls finished first overall in their division, and the smaller boys team placed seventh overall. Steamboat finished fifth out of 17 teams.