Danny Kovac set a school record in the 100-yard butterfly of 50.57 seconds and also won the 100 backstroke Thursday to lead Fossil Ridge High School’s boys swimming team to the team title in the annual City Meet at Edora Pool Ice Center.
Craig Heimark also won two individual events for the SaberCats, taking the 100 freestyle in 47.82 and the 200 freestyle in 1:46.07.
Fossil Ridge, the defending Class 5A state champion, finished with 772 points, well ahead of runner-up Rocky Mountain’s 513. Fort Collins was third at 494, and Poudre was fourth with 180.
The SaberCats also picked up wins from Nolan Huey in the 200 individual medley (1:59.46), Loren Gillilan in the 50 freestyle (22.33) and swept all three relay races. Fossil Ridge teams went 1-2 in the 400 freestyle relay and 1-3 in the 200 medley and 200 freestyle relays.
“The City Meet is a meet where we can see where we rank, and it’s really fun to swim agains the other teams in the city,” Gillilan said. “Swimming with them in club feels different than going against them here. It’s always interesting. It’s fun.”
Fort Collins’ Jack Holter won the 500 freestyle (5:00.74), and teammate Sam Roth won the 100 breaststroke (1:02.80).
Rocky Mountain’s only win came from diver Taylor Scott (433.80 points). Gabe Rabold, who was fifth in the 500 freestyle, was Poudre’s top finisher.
WINDSOR 110, LONGMONT 74 – Colby Horton turned in new state-qualifying times while winning the 200 individual medley and 100 butterfly, and teammate Riley Miller beat the state standard in the 100 backstroke and also won the 50 freestyle to lead Windsor over host Longmont in a dual meet at Centennial Pool.
Horton won the 200 IM in 2:07.03 and the 100 butterfly in 57.58. Miller took the 100 backstroke in 1:00.00 and finished in a tie for first in the 50 freestyle with Longmont’s Stephen Maher. Both finished in 25.21.
Garrett Ludwick also turned in a new state-qualifying time for the Wizards while winning the 200 freestyle in 1:59.30.
Windsor also picked up wins from Jeff Borrett in the 100 freestyle (55.79), Ethan Hansbury in the 100 breaststroke (1:09.55) and Matt Fries in the 500 freestyle (5:50.02) and swept the three relay races.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN 11, MONARCH 0 — Kalen Hammer hit a triple and home run, and winning pitcher Austin Alarid also homered for the Lobos in a win over the visiting Coyotes.
Alarid allowed just three hits while striking out eight batters and walking three in a game that was stopped after five innings on Colorado’s 10-run mercy rule.
Hammer, Alarid, who each went 3-for-3, and Spencer Gendreau drove in two runs apiece for Rocky Mountain (4-4, 2-1 FRL).
WINDSOR 4, SKYLINE 3 — Corte Tapia pitched 6 1/3 innings to lead the Wizards to the win over the host Falcons.
Braden Penninger and Mitchell Watson had two hits apiece, and Landon Ewing had a hit and scored a run for Windsor.
RESURRECTION CHRISTIAN 24, LIBERTY COMMON 1 — Resurrection Christian scored 19 runs in the first three innings and five more in the fifth in a win over host Liberty Common.
Paul Boehner drove in Liberty Common’s only run in the bottom of the fourth inning in a game stopped after five innings on the mercy rule.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN 8, GREELEY WEST 0 —Maddy Williams scored had a hat trick before halftime with three goals and scored four in all for the visiting Lobos (6-1-1, 5-0 Front Range League) in a win over the Spartans (3-6, 0-6).
Sidney Maiava scored two goals for Rocky Mountain, ranked No. 8 among Class 5A teams in this week’s CHSAAnow.com poll. Steph Muchow added one goal and one assist, and Mikayla Eccher also scored a goal.
Williams also had two assists.
FOSSIL RIDGE 1, POUDRE 0 —Remi Clarke scored the only goal, with an assist from Mary Schultz, to lead the SaberCats (6-2, 4-2 FRL) over crosstown rival Poudre (2-5-1, 2-3-1).
FAIRVIEW 5, POUDRE 2 — Alessia Fabiano won a three-set match at No. 2 singles, and the Impalas also got a three-set win from the No. 4 doubles team of Rebecca Kirby and Emma Kirby in a loss to the visiting Knights.
Fabiano won her match 3-6, 7-6 (7-2), 7-6 (7-3) over Natalie Munson, while the Kirbys won theirs 6-7 (3-7), 6-1, 10-7.
BROOMFIELD 7, ROCKY MOUNTAIN 0 — Rocky Mountain players forced decisive third sets in three matches but were swept by host Broomfield.
Rocky Mountain’s Touch JanOn won her opening set at No. 2 singles but dropped the next two. The Lobos’ Nos. 1 and 3 doubles teams also lost three-set matches.
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