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Cougars take 9th at state; Barkow caps career with 4th top-10 finish

 

February 16, 2017

Photo by Ed Navarro Niwot diver Maddie Barkow, shown here in a tuck position at regionals, finished third at state.

The resurgent Niwot girls swim team capped off an exciting regular season with a ninth-place finish at the Class 4A state championships last weekend, the first top-10 finish since 2014. Senior diver Maddie Barkow wrapped-up her remarkable career with a third-place finish, while freshman Payten Irwin nabbed two top-five finishes on the day, in the 100 butterfly and 200 freestyle relay. Niwot brought back finalists to eight of the meet’s twelve events, including two of the three relays.

For head coach Sarah Stamp, it was a “great weekend,” even if the team did fall just a half second s...



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