A mysterious illness took away most of Katie Roach’s junior year of swimming at Cheyenne Mountain. As a senior, Roach not only sought health, but the satisfaction of swimming to her potential to prove she could compete with the best around.
Roach helped Cheyenne Mountain to a second-place finish at the 4A sta
Four years ago, when Kate Doane took the reins of the Cheyenne Mountain girls’ swimming program, the team was far off the pace of other top programs in the state.
Last month in Thornton, the Indians continued their gradual climb, finishing second at the 4A state meet for the school’s best finish in a decade.
Cheyenne Mountain girls’ swimming just completed its best season in almost a decade. The Indians were just 18 points short of a 4A team state title, but nonetheless made their mark all over the state meet.
One of the main contributors to this season’s impressive run was junior Sydney Buckley, who enjoyed both personal and tea
THORNTON • Even with a 4A state title to her name in the 100 butterfly, Cheyenne Mountain junior Sydney Buckley still receives a bit of good-natured ribbing for her propensity to start slow.
Then she gets plenty of applause for her nature to end with a flourish.
“Nobody wins the 50 fly,” the junior said after def
THORNTON • Cheyenne Mountain made a momentous leap Saturday at the 4A girls’ swimming state meet at Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center.
It still wasn’t quite enough to overtake Thompson Valley.
On the strength of a state record in the 200 medley relay to go with school records in the 400 relay, 50 freestyle, 1
FORT COLLINS • Lewis-Palmer freshman Andie Turner shook off one bad thought after another to win the 100-yard backstroke at the class 5A girls' swimming state finals in Fort Collins on Saturday.
Palmer diver Taylor Walsh concluded her career accomplishing her four-year goal.
Turner walked to her lane flush in the face, befor
Missy Franklin broke two more state records Saturday. In the 200 individual medley, Franklin, a Regis Jesuit swimmer, touched the wall nearly 5 seconds before any other swimmer in 1:56.85. She set the previous record of 1:58.22 Friday at preliminaries.
Then, Franklin won the 500 freestyle in wash-out form. She broke Bonnie Brandon’
Coronado’s Jacobs finishes stellar career
For the second straight year at the 4A state meet, Coronado’s Allie Jacobs returned to swim in the finals of the 200 individual medley and 100 freestyle. The senior finished eighth in the individual medley and touched fifth in the 100 free.
Presti leads loca
THORNTON • Next year, Melissa Knutson plans on staying at Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center a little bit longer. But for nearly two glorious minutes Friday during the preliminaries at the 4A state championships, the fourth-year coach of the Widefield School District 3 consolidated girls’ team witnessed history.
For the fir
Strong start keys solid day for Cheyenne Mountain
Cheyenne Mountain, a contender for the 4A state title, started the preliminary rounds in style by setting a 4A state record in the day’s first event, the 200 medley relay. The team of Emily Bauer, Katie Roach, Sydney Buckley and Olivia Gach recorded a time of 1:47.80. The pre
FORT COLLINS – Doherty senior Sarah James has shown club teammate and Lewis-Palmer freshman Andie Turner more than a pool’s worth of knowledge during the past couple of years.
But now, James knows Turner stands in the way of the thing that has eluded her throughout her high school career – a state title.
DENVER — The teen sensation will perform in front of a capacity crowd this weekend, hoping to treat the fans to one last splashy show.
And no, Justin Bieber hasn't suddenly added a concert date in the Mile High City.
Thanks to the efforts of freshman Veronica Morin and several of her teammates at Manitou Springs, the banner listing records at the Manitou Pool and Fitness Center is partially maintained with a dry-erase marker.
Mustangs fifth-year coach Roy Chaney simply can’t keep up with taking the time to construct a name-plated record board s
At two pools separated by 16 miles, swimmers and divers gave it their all, onlookers cheered at the top of their lungs and the atmosphere at each had the feel of an intense, end-of-season meet.
Except one thing was missing. Several, actually.
All area schools weren’t in the same place.
As a result of last year&rsquo
Coming into the 2012-13 girls' swimming season, not many people outside of Palmer had heard of diver Taylor Walsh.
As a junior, Walsh took 15th at the state meet last season, and entering her senior year was just hoping to make it onto the podium at the 5A state meet – which would mean a top-eight finish.
But in recent week
FOUNTAIN • Years of nearly nonstop swimming had taken their toll on Meghan Harder. She questioned her desire to compete and her future in the sport, if there was one at all.
After giving her mind and body a yearlong break from competitive swimming, the St. Mary’s senior wondered if she’d still have that edge, one th
Hearing that Cheyenne Mountain cranks out exceptional swimmers each year might sound like a broken record, but the hits just keep on coming.
The Indians are loaded again and are hoping to make some sweet music behind one of the best swimmers in the state — Katie Roach.
The senior had quite a weekend at the Hornet Invitation
PUEBLO – Rumor has it that the six lanes in the natatorium at Pueblo County High School are just a little shorter than most other pools. Swimmers constantly rave about the personal-best times they’re able to achieve in that particular venue.
The same apparently holds true for divers.
“There’s a myth that t
AURORA – One year after Missy Franklin’s appearance at the 5A state swim and dive meet caused huge waves in Fort Collins, CHSAA on Friday took a big step to calm the waters in order for schools, friends and families to get first shot at tickets.
Franklin, a four-time gold medalist at the 2012 London Games and senior at Regis
AURORA — It's hard to determine which meant more to Missy Franklin: Meeting singer Justin Bieber backstage at a recent concert or swimming in her first high school meet of the season.
Mention both and her eyes grow wide. But only one made her nervous &mda