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Niwot makes a splash at State


February 15, 2018

Jocelyn Rowley

The 200 freestyle relay team of Payten Irwin, Hanna Luo, Kristi Vu, and Emiley Yie took third overall at the Class 4A State Swim Championships on Feb. 10.

A pair of exciting top-three finishes in the last four events catapulted the Niwot girls swim team past cross-town rival Silver Creek and into fifth place at the Class 4A State Championship finals at the VMAC Feb. 10. Sophomore Abby Shaw bested her preliminary time by more than half a second to take second in the 100 backstroke right after freshman Emiley Yie led the eighth-seeded 200 freestyle relay team to a surprise third-place finish in the dramatic final. Niwot ended the day with top-ten swims in six events, and scored 138 total team points.

“The girls swam so fast and so hard yeste...

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