Girls' swimming: All-area first-team selections
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The Pikes Peak region's best from the 2011-12 season.
Kate Doane, Cheyenne Mountain: This could have been the year for the Indians to take a step down. Decorated swimmers Ashley Forsyth and Danielle Wahl had graduated and most of Cheyenne Mountainâ€™s strength was in its younger swimmers. No matter, the Indians still took third at the 4A state meet and produced the areaâ€™s only champion in sophomore Sydney Buckley (100-yard butterfly). That kind of consistency comes from the top, and itâ€™s not like Doane is riding the wave of success while on auto pilot. Her enthusiasm was on full display at state, as she leapt up and down with her arms flailing. Doane noted that every area team at state was loaded with strong underclassmen, so Cheyenne Mountain will have its work cut out if it hopes to stay in front of the pack. Thatâ€™s OK, it has a coach used to putting in the effort.