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By Jocelyn Rowley

Student-Athlete of the Week: Payten Irwin


January 26, 2018

Jocelyn Rowley

Sophomore Payten Irwin took first in the 100 butterfly at the All City Meet on Jan. 20 with a time of 58.17 seconds.

There’s a touch of irony in the fact that Payten Irwin has emerged as a standout swimmer for Niwot. After all, her mother — better known around these parts as Coach Aimee Keronen — has long been the head of Niwot’s high-performing girls tennis team. Irwin, however, never took to the racquet and court, so it was into the pool she went.

“I tried tennis, but I was always pretty bored wi...

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