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ThunderRidge, Rock Canyon swimmers crowned state champions in girls swimming

HIGHLANDS RANCH – Two young Douglas County ladies, one from Rock Canyon and the other from ThunderRidge, topped the podium during the recent 5A Colorado Swimming Championships.

The meet was held on February 15 at the Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center in Adams County.

Annie Ochitwa of ThunderRidge High School won first place in both the 50-Yard and 100-Yard Freestyle races. Lauren Moden of Legend High School wasn’t far behind, finishing in second place in both races.

Meanwhile, Abigail Kochevar of Rock Canyon High School won the State Championship in 100-Yard Backstroke. She also finished third in the 50-Yard Freestyle race.

Finally, Kaitlin Costello of Castle View High School was the state runner-up in 1-Meter Diving.

2014 5A State Girls Swimming Championship: DCSD Athletes

50-yard Freestyle
1st Place – Annie Ochitwa, ThunderRidge High School (STATE CHAMPION)
2nd Place - Lauren Moden, Legend High School (State Runner-Up)
3rd Place – Abigail Kochevar, Rock Canyon High School
4th Place – Gabrielle Liedy, Highlands Ranch High School

1-Meter Diving
2nd Place – Kaitlin Costello, Castle View High School (State Runner-Up)

100-Yard Freestyle
1st Place – Annie Ochitwa, ThunderRidge High School (STATE CHAMPION)
2nd Place - Lauren Moden, Legend High School (State Runner-Up)

100-Yard Backstroke
1st Place – Abigail Kochevar, Rock Canyon High School (STATE CHAMPION)

With those stunning finishes, ThunderRidge High School placed eighth in the meet and Rock Canyon High School was in tenth place.

Read more about the 5A State Championships on CHSAA Now

March 11, 2014 | By rmbarber | Category: Athletics and Activities

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