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Swimmer Coxen finishes strong

Miranda Coxen, a sophomore at Pueblo West High School, was the only swimmer to qualify for State held Feb. 14-15 Fort Collins.

“Miranda swam great at State. She placed 22nd in the 200 IM and 32nd in the 100 butterfly,” said Coach Dianne Petkoff.

Petkoff was enthusiastic about Coxen’s performance, not only because she swam well, but because the experience will help her come back stronger and better than ever next season.

“We had a great season,” Petkoff said. “We finished 2nd at the South Central League Meet and I am very proud of all the girls and the effort that they have put into this season. I am looking forward to next season and obtaining our goals for next season.”

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Four wrestlers qualify for state

Pueblo West will be sending four of its wrestlers to the state meet.

“We had a good regionals and ended up taking 7th overall,” said Cyclones wrestling coach Ryan Schulmann. “We had 7 placers and 4 will be heading to State.”

Wrestlers who qualified for State included junior Cameron Rhodes at 138 (fourth at regionals); junior Travis Myers at 145 (second at regionals); junior Josh Medieros at 195 (second at regionals); and freshman Hunter Mooring at 220 (fourth at regionals).

Other regional place winners for the Cyclines were senior Brock Whalert (152), fifth; senior Trevor Encinias (182), fifth; and sophomore Danny Hernandez (hwt), fifth.

The State Tournament starts Thursday and will be held at the Pepsi Center.

“Our goal for State is to have every wrestler place in the top 6,” Schulmann said. “We are confident going into state and anxious to see what we accomplish.”

— Hope Sickler

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