By: Jo Macke ’20 & Isabel Otteson ’20
The Regis Jesuit girls swim and dive team found themselves waking up Saturday, February 10th excited to go to Fort Collins to support their state team in finals.
The RJ team placed 3rd overall, with a total of 235 points and 13 girls competing in the state finals. Many fast times were achieved, one being the considered All American Time, by Sophia Bradac ’20 with an outstanding time of a 1:03.66 100 yard breastroke in prelims and a 1:04.46 at finals.
Teammate Maddie Proctor’ 20 said, “Watching our ladies compete at state was such an inspiration, especially watching Sophia get her time. We were all going crazy and we’re so proud of her when she touched that wall”.
Parker Biley ’20 describes her state experience as, “Fun and something I’m really proud of. Having my sisters there cheering me on was an amazing experience and it made me feel proud to represent RJ”.
There were many other accomplishments by the state team, including taking 1st place during prelims against Fossil Ridge in the 400 yard freestyle relay, as well as setting a new record with a time of 3:29.24 out-touching Fossil Ridge by 0.7 of a second.
Sophomore Jada Surell describes this experience, as “adrenaline rushing”.
The RJ girls are looking to take down Fairview as well as Fossil Ridge in their 2018-2019 season at state.