Psych Sheet Preview: Fossil Ridge Poised to Defend Colorado High School Title

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Psych sheets have been released for this weekend’s Colorado Girls High School swimming and diving state championship meets. The 5A meet looks to be dominated by one team, while there is likely more parity at the 3A and 4A levels.

3A

Senior Abbey Selin of D’Evelyn High School has the top seed in the 200 free with a 1:53.89, one of only four women entered under two minutes. She’s also top seed in the 500 free.

Colorado Academy teammates Aly Gallagher and Anne Younger are the top two seeds in the 100 free. In the 50 free senior Younger has the top seed while Gallagher is entered second.

Amanda Blickensderfer is the top seed in the 100 butterfly and comes into the meet second in the 100 breaststroke, behind Sydney Dolloff-Holt.

Longmont has the top seed in the 200 medley relay, with Pueblo County just a second back. The team also has the quickest entry time in the 400 freestyle relay. Pueblo County is nearly two seconds ahead of the field in the 200 free relay.

Full psych sheet available here.

4A

The 100 breaststroke could turn out to be one of the most competitive events of the meet, with the top four swimmers entered between 1:04.35 and 1:04.79. They are: Aleksandra OlesiakBrandi VuEdenna Chen, and Sophia Bricker.

A trio of seniors top the 100 freestyle rankings: Kylie Andrews (51.29), Ella Kirschke (51.58), and Lainee Jones (52.12). Jones is top seed in the 200 free while Andrews is entered third in that event. Kirschke has the fastest entry time in the 200 IM.

Freshman Anna Shaw is entered in 23.89 for the 50 free, the only woman under 24 seconds. She’s also fourth in the 100 free.

Full psych sheet available here.

5A

The team from Fossil Ridge is on a quest to defend their state championship title. They have the top seed in all three relay events. The team’s junior Coleen Gillilan is top seed in the 200 free and 100 butterfly. Zoe Bartel, Stanford commitleads the way in the 200 IM and 100 breaststroke. Their teammate Kylee Alons has the fastest entry time in the 50 and 100 freestyles.

Without a Fossil Ridge swimmer in the top eight of the 500 freestyle, Chatfield High School freshman Kathryn Shanley has the top seed. Fossil Ridge’s Bayley Stewart, who is headed to Notre Dame in the fall, is seeded third in the 100 backstroke. She’s the defending champion in the event. Katey Lewicki, of Monarch High, is seeded only two tenths ahead with the top seed. Stewart will also swim the 200 IM, an event where she was second last year, and is seeded fourth this go around.

Full psych sheet available here.

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Author: Cathleen Pruden

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Cathleen Pruden is a 2016 graduate of Mount Holyoke College and the High School Content Manager at Swimming World. She was a four time All-American and a three time Academic All-American for the Lyons. She grew up swimming in and has also coached in Raleigh, North Carolina. Currently she is the Assistant Coach at Bowdoin College.

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