Marlins place second at seasonal state championships

Hailey Knowles posted best times in all seven of her events and contributed to the Marlins second place team finish.
Tucker Chinn, 10, placed second in four events, third in four events and fourth in one event.

MEEKER | The Meeker Marlins traveled to Ouray this past weekend for the 2019 Scottie Aschermann Seasonal State Championships.  Swimmers from all over the state attend, with the requirement being swimmers must only be seasonal swimmers; no year round swimmers.  Teams are categorized by the size of their team, with Meeker being a “small” team. 

The Marlins swam fast, with every swim a best time.  Four of the six swimmers earned points in all their races for the team, with the Marlins landing in second place as a team.

“Our goal for the meet was to focus on one race at a time, stay strong mentally, swim every race as hard as possible, and to remember this is the state meet,” said coach Shelly Rogers. “Every swimmer focused on this goal for each of their races and swam hard, resulting in best times. These swimmers have worked extremely hard at every practice, averaging 3,000 yards per day.  They push each other and the results prove their persistence paid off. I have said it before, but it couldn’t be more true after this weekend, I am extremely proud of this group of swimmers.” 

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Rangely Hurricanes results were not available by press time and will be published next week.

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