DPS Performs Well at CHSAA State Girls Swim & Dive Meet

Categories: High School

The 2018 CHSAA State Girls Swim & Dive Meet concluded on Saturday, February 10th with Denver Public Schools performing well on the state’s top stage.  Highlighting the Meet individually from DPS, was Junior Lindsey Hammar of Denver South.  Hammar, who broke the DPS One-Meter Diving Record last week at the 2018 League Championships, finished in 5th Place Overall at the 4A State Meet, with a combined score of 446.05 points.  Joining her in the Finals of One-Meter Diving was Dailyn Quintela of Denver North who finished in 13th Place Overall and Molly Little of Thomas Jefferson who finished in 15th competing at the 3A Meet.

Thomas Jefferson had an outstanding team performance at the 3A CHSAA State Meet, finishing in 13th Place Overall as a team.  The Spartans were led by Caitlin Beery, who finished an incredible 3rd Place Overall in the 200 IM and 5th Place Overall in the 500 Freestyle.  The Spartan Relay Teams also performed well, with the 200 Medley Relay Team finishing 8th Place Overall and the 200 Freestyle Relay Team finishing in 7th.  Both Relay Teams were comprised of Thomas Jefferson swimmers Megan George, Morgan George, Caitlin Beery and Phoebe Briney.  Briney would go on to score points for the Spartans individually, as she finished in 13th Place Overall in the 100 Freestyle and 11th Place Overall in the 50 Freestyle.

George Washington, a week removed from the 2018 DPS League Title, had an equally impressive showing at the 4A CHSAA State Meet, finishing in 14th Place Overall as a team.  Led by strong Individual and Relay performances, the Patriots finished the Meet with 72 total points.  Emily Kahn, Claire Neid, Anna Barrow and Emily Klaassen helped the Patriots to a 7th Place Overall finish in the 200 Freestyle Relay and 10th Place Overall in the 400 Freestyle Relay.  Kate Graham, Ella Creighton, Meredith Neid and Kendra Clary combined for a 12th Place Overall Finish in the 200 Medley Relay, racking up important points for the Patriots right out of the gate.  Individually the 50 and 100 Freestyle Events proved important for George Washington, with Emily Kahn and Claire Neid making the Final in both Events.  Kahn would take 11th in the 50 Free and 13th in the 100 Free, while teammate Claire Neid would finish 14th in the 50 Free and 16th in the 100 Free.  Rounding out the scoring for GW would be Emily Klaassen, who finished 13th Place Overall in the 100 Butterfly and Kate Graham, who finished 13th Place Overall in the 500 Freestyle.

For a complete look at the results, follow the link below.

2018 CHSAA Girls Swim/Dive State Meet