Hurricanes win 5th consecutive state championship

The Rangely Hurricanes won their fifth consecutive state championship for the small team division at the Scottie Aschermann Memorial Seasonal Club Championship meet last weekend. The theme for the meet was Summer Club Olympics and the Hurricanes returned with 13 gold medals, five silvers and four bronze medals and many other top 10 places. Swimming for the Hurricanes at the state meet in back were Patrick Scoggins, Andrew Morton, William Scoggins, Geli Brown and Korrynn Wenzel. (Front) Corbin Lucero, Timothy and Mary Scoggins.

The Rangely Hurricanes won their fifth consecutive state championship for the small team division at the Scottie Aschermann Memorial Seasonal Club Championship meet last weekend. The theme for the meet was Summer Club Olympics and the Hurricanes returned with 13 gold medals, five silvers and four bronze medals and many other top 10 places. Swimming for the Hurricanes at the state meet in back were Patrick Scoggins, Andrew Morton, William Scoggins, Geli Brown and Korrynn Wenzel. (Front) Corbin Lucero, Timothy and Mary Scoggins.
RANGELY I For a fifth year in a row, the Rangely Hurricanes swim team won the small team division at the Scottie Aschermann Memorial Seasonal Club Championship meet last weekend in Gunnison.
Eight of the qualifying Hurricanes swam in more than 50 events in a field of more than 400 swimmers. There were 13 teams in the small team division, which the Hurricanes won. There were also 12 large teams and the Hurricanes finished eighth overall.
The Hurricanes were led by Patrick Scoggins, 12, who swam in 10 events, won gold in nine and silver in the 10th and also won the high point award in his age division, setting two meet records in the 100 and 200 freestyle, along the way.
Geli Brown 14, swam in nine events, won two state titles (100 and 200 backstroke) and finished in the top four in the others including two seconds, two thirds and three fours. Brown finished second in the high point competition in her age class.
Andrew Morton took time off several of his races, won a state title in the 100 breaststroke and second in two other events. Morton, 16, finished third in the high point competition.
Hurricane Mary Scoggins, 8, also won a gold medal in the 25 free and placed in the top 10 in four other events.
William and Timothy Scoggins, along with Korrynn Wenzel, who knocked off time in three of her races, all competed in the state championships but did not medal.
Corbin Lucero, 8, swam in his first state meet, swimming well according to his coaches Beth and Matt Scoggins and Marie Morton, having “strong performances” in three events.
“All the kids had strong performances and were noticed at meet for their hard work as well as good sportsmanship,” coach Matt Scoggins said. “I think it is fair to say that Rangely is known throughout the state for their strong swim program and great kids.”