RANGELY I Rangely swimmers did very well at the 2015 Western Slope League Championships held during the past weekend in Grand Junction.
Fifteen Rangely swimmers placed at the meet, and they were led by 15-year-old Patrick Scoggins, who placed in six events and was voted the Western Slope League Athlete Representative by all the coaches in the league.
“Patrick is a humble athlete who works hard,” Coach Torrie Slagle said. “He is in the 15-and-over age group and the youngest of his age group. Despite being the youngest, Patrick has already qualified for state in three events and he ranks with the best on the Western Slope.
Patrick shaved time off in each of his events,” Slagle said. “This weekend he was competing against 24-year-old college swimmers and was able to swim right there with them.”
Patrick also plans to attend the Summer Club Championship meet in Fort Morgan and win high-point swimmer for the 15-and-over boys of all Colorado summer swim cubs.
Patrick Scoggins finished second in the 100-meter breast stroke, which qualified him for State (Junior Olympics) with a time of 1:16.05 (-0.95 sec); fourth in the 50-meter freestyle, qualified for state with a time of 27.26 seconds (-0.20 sec); finished sixth in the 100-meter freestyle; qualified for state with a time of 59.50 seconds (-0.72 sec); finished seventh in 100-meter backstroke with a time of 1:14.67 (-0.71 sec); finished eighth in the 200-meter individual medley, time 2:34.81 (-1.19 sec); and finished ninth in the 200-meter butterfly with a time of 1:12.38 (-0.48 sec).
Corbin Lucero, 10, finished ninth in the 50-meter butterfly in 1:07.11; 11th in the 50-meter freestyle in 44.68 sec (-1.96 sec); finished 12th in the 100-meter freestyle in 1:40.95; and swam in the 50-meter backstroke (-2.56 sec).
Colton Noel, 11, finished eighth in the 200-meter breaststroke in 4:14.19 and he also competed in the 50-meter backstroke and the 50-meter freestyle with two personal bests.
Joseph McKay, 10, was eighth in 50-meter backstroke in 54.54 sec (-6.74 sec); finished ninth in the 100-meter breaststroke in 2:14.32 sec.; finished 10th in the 50-meter 50 breaststroke in 1:00.27 sec (-11.83 sec); and also competed in the 50-meter freestyle (-7.33 sec)
Timothy Scoggins, 11, finished sixth in the 200-meter breaststroke in 3:57.40 sec (-13.51 sec); was seventh in the 100 meter breaststroke with 1:51.41 sec (-6.07 sec; was eighth in the 50-meter backstroke in 46.61 sec (-5.03 sec); was ninth in the 100-meter backstroke in 1:47.82 sec (-2.04 sec); was second in ??-meter breaststroke in 52.75 sec (-4.80 sec); and competed in the 50-meter butterfly and freestyle (-0.83 sec).
Travis Coates, 12, finished fifth in the 200-meter backstroke with a time of 4:07.69 sec (-0.67 sec). He also competed in the 50-meter butterfly,the 200-meter freestyle, the 50-meter breaststroke (-0.62 sec), the 50-meter backstroke (-1.97 sec) and the 50-meter freestyle.
Mary Scoggins, 11, finished 10th in the 400-meter freestyle in 7:00.26 sec (-3.12 sec). Scoggins also competed in the 50-meter butterfly (-9.95 sec), 50-meter breaststroke (-3.07 sec), 100-meter backstroke, 50-meter backstroke (-1.81 sec), and the 50-meter freestyle (-2.88 sec).
RyLeigh Jones, 8, finished fifth in the 25-yard freestyle with a time of 22.63 sec (-9.04 sec) and 11th in the 50-yard freestyle in 56.48 sec (-13.28 sec).
Peyton Armstrong, 8, finished seventh in the 25-yard breaststroke with 27.56 (-5.54 sec). Armstrong also competed in the 25-yard backstroke (-4.79 sec), 50-yard freestyle (-11.59 sec), and 25-yard freestyle (-2.77 sec).
Grady Aguirre, 7, finished 12th in the 25-yard breaststroke with 39.07 (-1.51sec). Aguirre also competed in the 25-yard backstroke, 50-yard freestyle (-4.18 sec), 25-yard freestyle (-1.88), 50-meter butterfly and 50-meter breaststroke.
Ethan Hacking, 6, competed in the 25-yard backstroke, 50-yard freestyle (-24.20 sec.), and 25-yard freestyle.
Deacon Jones, 6, competed in the 50-yard freestyle (-22.68 sec.) and 25-yard freestyle (-6.46 sec.).
Jackson Aguirre, 9, competed in the 50-meter breaststroke and the 50-meter butterfly; and he took off 6.69 seconds in the 50-meter breaststroke.
Kenzie Varner, 10, competed in the 50-meter freestyle and the 50-meter backstroke and took off 7.94 seconds in the 50-meter freestyle and 1.68 seconds off the 50-meter backstroke.
Makenzie Manchester, 10, competed in the 50-meter freestyle and 50-meter backstroke and took 1.25 seconds off in the 50-meter backstroke.