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Cyclones girls swimmers stay strong

Pueblo West High School varsity girls swim team have been keeping busy.

The team has had a number of invitational meets the past few weekends and are preparing for the State Meet in February.

“The girls swam very well at the Hornet Invite which was Jan. 10-11 and also swam well at the Rampart Invite and the Fountain Fort Carson invite which were this past weekend,” said head coach Dianne Petkoff.

Invitational meets are different than dual meets as the swimmers swim against teams other than the teams in the South-Central League.

What this does is provide the swimmers with different types of competition and in turn helps them swim and dive at a higher level due to the competition.

Petkoff said she is “very pleased with all her swimmers,” commenting that each swimmer is “doing great this season and the team has really come together as one.”

“Each swimmer gives 110 percent each meet,” she said.

“Our top swimmers are Miranda Coxen, Merrilynn Abott, Bari Agnes, Alison Kemmet, Kelsi Morrow, Bianca Massetto, Davi Eden and Kayleigh Duren.

“These girls participated in the Hornet Invite and the Rampart Invite and did very well at both meets.”

Star swimmer Miranda Coxen also qualified for the state meet in the 100 back stroke at the Hornet Invite and in the 100 fly at the Rampart Invite.

The Cyclones are nearing the end of the season, having only a handful of meets left before state.

“We have a meet this coming Tuesday against LaJunta, another meet the following Tuesday (Jan. 28) at Central, the South-Central League Meet on Feb. 7, Centennial Meet Feb. 8 and then the State Meet, which is Feb. 14-15.

“We are hoping to end this season strong having achieved most of our goals.”

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