Rampart Claims Second-Straight Colorado Girls 4A State Championship Title

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The 2019 Colorado Girls 4A State Swimming and Diving Championships took place on Friday, February 8 at the Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center (VMAC) in Thornton, Colo.

As a pair of 4A records fell, Rampart High School earned the team title for the second-consecutive season with 366 points, followed by Niwot (303.5) and Cheyenne Mountain (299).

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Top 5 Team Scores:

1. Rampart – 366
2. Niwot – 303.5
3. Cheyenne Mountain – 299
4. Mullen – 258
5. Silver Creek – 226

Rampart started the meet off with a bang: the 4×50 medley relay squad of Claire Timson (25.90), Edenna Chen (27.61), Laelle Brovold (25.87) and Lindsey Immel (23.11) combined to win in 1:42.49 for a new Class 4A record. Four seconds behind the champions were Mullen (1:46.48) and Loveland (1:47.82).

Loveland’s Erin Lang cruised to first in the 200 free, posting a 2.5-second victory in 1:52.15. Niwot’s Abigail Shaw finished second in 1:54.68 while Brovold raced to third in 1:55.75. Lang later dominated the 500 free as the only swimmer under five minutes, doing so in 4:58.35. Niwot’s Mary Codevilla took second in 5:01.19 and Greeley West’s Josie Carpenter was third in 5:04.91.

Codevilla then went on to drop nearly five seconds from her prelims time to win the 200 IM by one full second in 2:03.99. Second went to Cheyenne Mountain’s Harper Lehman while Monarch’s Katey Lewicki finished third in 2:05.11. Lewicki later won the 100 back in 54.36, just shy of the 4A mark, ahead of Timson (55.37) and Shaw (55.67).

Mullen’s Sofia Zinis splashed-and-dashed her way to a win in the 50 free, stopping the clock in a quick 23.43. Also sneaking under the 24-second barrier were Immel (23.75) and Highlands Ranch’s Aimee Burton (23.91). Immel then raced to the gold medal in the 100 free, sprinting home in a final time of 51.54. Her teammate Chen (52.20) and S. Zinis (52.71) finished second and third, respectively.

Rampart’s Maggie Buckley dominated the 1-meter board, posting a final score of 498.65 for the win. Denver South’s Lindsey Hammar dove to second with 475.50 points as Arvada West’s Geneva Pauly took third with a total score of 460.90.

After taking second in the 200 IM, Lehman found herself on top of the podium in the 100 fly after touching the wall in 56.71. Also under the 57-second mark was Mia Shaeffer of Coronado in 56.71 and Burton was third in 57.06.

Mullen’s Gabrielle Zinis (25.35), Claire Chahbandour (24.16), Lindsey Sowitch (24.68) and S. Zinis (23.22) combined to win the 4×50 free relay in 1:37.41, three seconds ahead of the field. Niwot was second in 1:40.38 as Cheyenne Mountain took third in 1:40.90.

Chen got her hands to the wall first by over three seconds in the 100 breast, finishing in a speedy 1:01.40 to break the previous 4A record. Loveland’s Ashley Peet was second in 1:04.71 while Cheyenne Mountain’s Sophia Bricker was close behind in 1:04.94 for third.

Just like the meet began, Rampart’s Immel (51.58), Timson (53.82), Johanna Miller (52.66) and Chen (51.55) concluded the evening as champions in the 4×100 free relay with a combined time of 3:29.61. Niwot (3:31.81) and Highlands (3:37.46) rounded out the top three relay teams.