Gazette Preps 2017-18 Girls' Swimming and Diving All-Stars

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FIRST TEAM

Cat Wright, sr., Cheyenne Mountain: After dominating in freestyle and butterfly events last season, Wright found a niche in the IM for her senior campaign. As a jack of all trades, she helped Cheyenne Mountain to a second-place finish at 4A state by claiming the title in the 200 IM with a time of 2:02.53. She also placed second in the 100 butterfly (55.01).

Meredith Rees, jr., Lewis-Palmer: Last year’s top Peak Performer of the Year returned for an impressive junior campaign, and added another strong stroke to her repertoire. After concentrating on freestyle last season, Rees placed second in the 100 backstroke at the 5A state championships with a time of 54.87. She also placed third in the 100 freestyle in 50.99.

Aleksandra Olesiak, jr., Air Academy: Olesiak earned a pair of top-five individual finishes at the 4A state championships, claiming a silver medal in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:02.91, and finished fifth in the 200 IM in 2:07.09. Her efforts also helped the Air Academy 200 medley relay team to a sixth-place finish.

Edenna Chen, jr., Rampart: Chen claimed gold in the 100 breaststroke at the 4A state championships with a time of 1:02.33, but her gold medal was just a piece of a stellar performance that helped the Rams to a state title. She also aided the 200 medley relay to a first-place finish and a 4A state record in 1:42.86, and aided the 400 free relay to a silver medal.

Sophia Bricker, jr., Cheyenne Mountain: Bricker’s top two events, the 200 IM and the 100 breaststroke, lines up with some of the area’s toughest competition. Bricker placed seventh in the 200 IM with a time of 2:08.85 at the 4A state championships. She also took third in the 100 breaststroke in 1:03.32 as the Pikes Peak region swept the top three places.

Caitlin Cairns, so., St. Mary’s: The area’s top sprinter claimed the 3A 50 freestyle state title in 24.19, and placed second  in the 100 butterfly with a time of 56.88 to help the Pirates to a fourth-place finish at the 3A state championships. Her season’s best time of 23.87 in the 50 free is the best among Pikes Peak region swimmers.

Allana Clarke, sr., Rampart: Allana Clarke’s performance at the Class 4A state championships was vital toward Rampart’s first state title. She took third in 100 butterfly with a time of 56.19, and also aided Rampart’s 200 medley relay team to state gold and the 400 free relay to a silver medal. She also placed fifth in the 50 freestyle with a time of 24.11.

Lindsey Immel, fr., Rampart: Immel made a splash in her first varsity season by dominating freestyle events this season. She placed fifth in the stacked 100 freestyle at the Class 4A state championships with a time of 52.00. She also finished fourth in the 50 free in 24.05, and was a member of two Rampart relay teams, the record-breaking 200 medley and the second-place 400 free.

Anna Kemper, jr., Lewis-Palmer: Kemper was the leader in Lewis-Palmer’s impressive diving squad, which helped the Rangers to a second-straight fifth-place finish at the Class 5A swim and dive championships. Kemper’s 474.75 state diving score was good for third place at the state championships.

SECOND TEAM

Catriona Clarke, sr., Rampart: 200 IM (2:05.64), 100 backstroke (57.79)

Johanna Miller, fr., Rampart: 200 IM (2:09.51), 100 breaststroke (1:05.40)

Sydney Dolloff-Holt, jr., Manitou Springs: 200 IM (2:10.39), 100 breaststroke (1:05.96)

Francis Hayward, so., Cheyenne Mountain: 200 free (1:54.83), 500 free (5:06.93)

Katelyn McClelland, fr., Lewis-Palmer: 100 butterfly (58.44), 100 breaststroke (1:07.13)

Clare Sanderson, so., Cheyenne Mountain: 200 free (1:56.68), 500 free (5:02.99)

Mia Shaeffer, jr., Coronado: 100 butterfly (57.55), 100 backstroke (1:00.45)

Paris Binard, so., Air Academy: 50 free (24.58), 100 butterfly (59.46)

Maggie Buckley, fr., Rampart: diving (464.25)

HONORABLE MENTION

Air Academy - Abigail Shaw, so.

Cheyenne Mountain - Erin Bertsch, sr., Jessica Bye, sr., Claire Fisher, jr., Hannah Stevens, sr.

Discovery Canyon - Rachel Alexander, so., Noel Clayton, so., Ava Giesbrecht, jr., Ellie Malfeld, jr., Shriya Vijay, fr.

Doherty - Ella Adler, fr., Auna Smith, sr.

Fountain Valley - Harriet Townsend, so.

Lewis-Palmer - Madeline Bane, so., Hannah Day, so., Ashlyn Foster jr., Faith McAllister, sr., Katelyn McClelland, fr., Taylor Mohler, jr., Kailee Sunada, sr., Savana Trueb, jr., Jessica Wyman, sr.

Liberty - Kate Carlson jr., Gabi Roeher, sr.

Manitou Springs - Coco Stevens, so.

Mesa Ridge/Widefield - Vanessa Nuhn, jr.

Pine Creek - Avery Dinnell, sr., Erin Etsy, so., Sara Conroy, sr., Dominique Cos, fr., Whitney McCoy, so., Audrey Teets, so., Kennedy Terry, jr.

Rampart - Gabrielle Peltier, jr.

St. Mary’s - Retta Smith, sr.