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Swim teams off to soaring start

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By Dan Johnson

The 2007-08 girls swim season officially got underway last week with Columbine and Dakota Ridge meeting up in a dual meet on Friday. The two schools were joined by Chatfield, Ralston Valley, Pomona, Wheat Ridge, Arvada West and D’Evelyn for Saturday’s D’Evelyn Jag Invite.

Local swimmers put on a good show, led by Dakota Ridge’s Emily Kuhr. Kuhr, who won the 100-yard breaststroke Class 5A state title last year, finished third in the overall standings at Saturday’s event. Kuhr placed first in the 50 breaststroke with a time of 31.37 seconds.

Chatfield’s Shelley Perkins won the 50 freestyle (25.15 seconds) and finished fifth in the overall standings.

Hannah Cox of Dakota Ridge was up in the top-10 of most events and finished sixth overall, while Amber Ebertowski of Chatfield finished ninth.

D’Evelyn Jag Invite

Individual scores (pentathlon format): 1. Arianne Lujan, Ralston Valley, 2:54.01; 2. Katie Johnson, RV, 3:00.30; 3. Emily Kuhr, Dakota Ridge, 3:01.82; 4. Jordan Quick, RV, 3:02.78; 5. Shelley Perkins, Chatfield, 3:05.74; 6. Hannah Cox, DR, 3:06.00; 7. Devyn Snow, Pomona, 3:08.99; 8. Rachel Snyder, RV, 3:09.18; 9. Amber Ebertowski, Chat, 3:10.59; 10. Madeline Hack, Wheat Ridge, 3:11.15; 25. Rachel Reiling, Chat, 3:22.07; 30. Maggie Ahrendsen, Columbine, 3:25.20; 32. Emma Ahrendsen, Col, 3:27.50; 37. Maria Gomez, DR, 3:29.84; 46. Jessie Larsen, DR, 3:34.37.

50 freestyle: 1. Shelley Perkins, Chat, 25.15; 2. Arianne Lujan, RV, 25.45; 3. Jordan Quick, 25.79; 4. Hannah Cox, DR, 25.93; 5. Agatha Oleksiak, D’Evelyn, 26.32.

50 backstroke: 1. Jordan Quick, RV, 28.67; 2. Kelly Stone, WR, 28.86; 3. Arianne Lujan, RV, 29.05; 4. Shelley Perkins, Chat, 30.11; 5. Hannah Cox, DR, 30.22.

50 breaststroke: 1. Emily Kuhr, DR, 31.37; 2. Arianne Lujan, RV, 31.82; 3. Katie Johnson, RV, 32.00; 4. Kaitlin Sorensen, RV, 33.94; 5. Shelley Perkins, Chat, 34.65.

50 butterfly: 1. Arianne Lujan, RV, 26.90; 2. Anna Schroeder, WR, 27.56; 3. Rachel Snyder, RV, 28.09; 4. Jordan Quick, RV, 28.56; 5. Shelley Perkins, Chat, 28.67; 6. Emily Kuhr, DR, 28.84; 7. Hannah Cox, DR, 28.97.

100 IM: 1. Arianne Lujan, RV, 1:00.79; 2. Katie Johnson, RV, 1:01.62; 3. Emily Kuhr, DR, 1:03.93; 4. Jordan Quick, RV, 1:04.35; 5. Hannah Cox, DR, 1:05.78.