Boys swimming: State final preview capsules
Class 5A boys swimming state championships
When: Friday, 4 p.m. (swimming preliminaries); Saturday, 9 a.m. (diving preliminaries), 2 p.m. (state finals).
Where: Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center in Thornton.
Swimmers to watch: Boulder — Colin Spear (200 free, 500 free), Nathan Rock (200 free, 500 free), Mick Bartholomew (200 IM, 100 breast), Morgan Lewis (200 IM), Christian Feiler (50 free, 100 back), PJ Stapleton (50 free, 100 fly), Derek Lapp (50 free, 100 fly), Chris Nicholson (100 free, 100 back), Caelan Thom (100 free), Morgan Lewis (100 free), Kelly Liam (100 back); Fairview — Alex Walton (200 free, 500 free), Ilya Fedorchuk (200 free, 500 free), Michael Zarian (200 IM, 100 back), Daniel Hendricks (200 IM, 500 free), Justin Li (50 free, 100 free), Joshua Mak (50 free), Kailash Graham-Bell (50 free), Duncan Lester (diving), Stuart Edgerly (100 fly, 100 back), Benjamin Morris (100 fly, 100 breast), Michael Chen (100 fly), Jordan Wheless (100 fly), Miles MacKenzie (50 free, 100 free), Caleb Van Boven (100 free), Ryan Shuman (100 free, 100 back), Kevin Best (100 back), Kieran Lenssen (100 breast); Legacy — Daniel Bradford (200 IM, 500 free), Alex Nielsen (200 IM, 500 free), Andrew Jaschke (200 IM, 500 free), Devlin Cortens (diving), Andrew Otterson (100 breast); Monarch — Cort Sharp (50 free, 100 free), Adam Kealiher (50 free, 100 free).
Notes: Fairview finished fourth as a team in 2013, placing behind winner Regis Jesuit, Cherry Creek and Loveland. Monarch was 10th, while Boulder came in 15th … Fairview’s Miles MacKenzie and Boulder’s Christian Feiler are seeded third and fourth, respectively, in the 50 freestyle. MacKenzie placed second in the event at state last year, while Feiler placed fifth. Monarch’s Cort Sharp earned the No. 12 seed in the event … MacKenzie is seeded fourth in the 100 freestyle after winning the event last year … Boulder’s Chris Nicholson and MoHi’s Sharp also earned seeds in the top 16 for the 100 free, sitting in spots No. 8 and 14, respectively … Feiler, who finished seventh in the 100 backstroke last season, is seeded fifth going into state this time around … Fairview’s Alex Walton is seeded fourth in the 200 freestyle. The Knight finished in 16th at state a year ago … Walton is seeded sixth in the 500 free after coming in eighth last year. Nathan Rock of Boulder is seeded ninth in the event, while Fairview’s Daniel Hendricks is sitting in 14th … FHS freshman Michael Zarian is seeded third in the 200 IM with a time of 1:55.21. That mark would have placed him fifth at state in 2013 … After finishing in 12th as a frosh, Boulder sophomore PJ Stapleton is seeded fifth in the 100 butterfly … The Panthers and Knights are seeded first and second in the 400 freestyle relay. Boulder’s seed time of 3:11.22 would earn the team All-American consideration at state … Boulder is second in the 200 freestyle relay seeding with a time of 1:27.83, less than two-tenths of a second back of Grandview’s time. Fairview is seeded fourth with a time of 1:28.29 … Legacy qualified three swimmers in two multiple events, as Daniel Bradford, Alex Nielsen and Andrew Jaschke will all represent the Lightning in the 200 IM and 500 freestyle … Legacy’s Devlin Cortens and Fairview’s Duncan Lester are the only two local divers to qualify for state.
Class 4A boys swimming state championships
When: Friday, 4 p.m. (swimming prelims); Saturday, 9 a.m. (diving prelims), 2 p.m. (finals).
Where: Edora Pool and Ice Center in Fort Collins.
Swimmers to watch: Broomfield — Sam Henehan (200 free, 100 fly), Alex Prins (200 free, 100 free), Daniel Brindzik (200 free, 100 free), Jordan Campbell (200 IM, 500 free), Colin Peterson (200 IM, 100 breast), Kris Kerr (50 free, 100 fly), Austin Crump (50 free, 100 free), Andy Hahn (100 fly, 100 back), Blake Logan (500 free, 100 back), Jacob Hahn (100 back, 100 breast); Longmont — Andrew Olson (200 free, 100 fly), Nick Vaughn (diving), Trenton Blow (diving), Taylor Chouinard (100 fly, 100 back), Justin Warner (100 fly), Michael Bradley (100 free); Silver Creek — Tyler Lis (200 free, 100 fly), Blake Sterns (200 free, 500 free), Sam Willett (200 IM, 100 breast), Logan Fauber (50 free, 100 free), MacMahon Wenzl (diving), Baraka Kombe-Jarvis (50 free), Martin DuBois (100 fly), Noah Jepson (100 free, 100 breast), Morgan DuBois (100 free), Miguel Jaime (100 back), Michael Eckstine (100 breast), Reid Sutherland (100 breast),
Notes: Silver Creek took sixth at state in 2013, while Broomfield was eighth. Longmont placed 22nd … Broomfield is seeded fourth in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:39.13. Silver Creek is eight-tenths of a second back and seeded seventh. The Raptors took fourth in the event last year … Tyler Lis of Silver Creek is seeded first in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:44.48, a mark that would have placed fifth at state last season … Longmont’s Andrew Olson is seeded 12th in the 200 freestyle. The Trojan is also poised to make the finals in the 100 butterfly, where he is seeded 14th … Lis is also seeded fourth in the 100 fly at 52.01 seconds, which would have been good for second place in 2013. Broomfield’s Kris Kerr is seeded sixth in the event … Kerr is seeded ninth in the 50 freestyle, just ahead of freshman teammate Austin Crump … Crump will also be competing in the 100 free, where he is seeded eighth, the highest of any frosh in the event … Senior Eagle teammate Alex Prins posted a time less than two seconds back and will be seeded 12th in the 100 free … The Raptor’s Sam Willett is seeded second in the 200 IM with a time of 1:55.42. His teammate Lis won the event last year in 1:54.46 … Willett is also seeded third in the 100 breaststroke. His time of 59.28 seconds would have won the event in 2013 … After finishing eighth a season ago, Broomfield will be seeded third in the 200 freestyle relay. Silver Creek is seeded eighth … Eagle Blake Logan is the second seed in the 100 backstroke, clocking in at 53.94 seconds, while teammate Andy Hahn sits in seventh. Logan’s time would have placed him fourth at last year’s competition … And after finishing seventh and eighth in the 400 freestyle relay a year ago, Silver Creek and Broomfield will again be expected to compete for a top spot in the finals. The Eagles enter with the fourth seed, while the Raptors hold the sixth spot.