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RANGELY I The Rangely Hurricanes began their post-season by participating in the Western Slope League Championships this past weekend at the Colorado Mesa University El Pomar Natatorium.
Fifteen Hurricanes qualified during the season for the meet, which included approximately 350 swimmers and 16 teams from the Western Slope.
The Hurricanes finished in ninth place behind year-round power houses such as Montrose, Grand Junction and Sopris, but fared very well against other summer club teams.
Patrick Scoggins led the way for the swimmers with five first place finishes and three second place finishes, earning the 11-12 high point award at the league meet. Scoggins will be representing Rangely at the Colorado Long Course State Championships at the Air Force Academy this next weekend in meet’s maximum seven events along with Geli Brown and Andrew Morton who both qualified in the 50 Free.
Other Hurricanes who qualified for the league meet in multiple events were Corbin Lucero, Joseph McKay, Colton Noel, Norrah Patch, Mary and Timothy Scoggins in the 8-and-under. Travis Coates qualified in the backstroke in the 10-and-under division, while Alexis Lopez, Caleb Noel and Korrynn Wenzel swam with Patrick Scoggins in the 12-and-under division.
Geli Brown was the only Hurricane to swim in the 14-and-under division and Chelsea Ficken, Andrew Morton and William Scoggins competed in the 15-18 age group.