Lindsay Morrow broke the Colorado class 4A state record in the 100 back and won two individual events to lead Evergreen High to their second-consecutive 4A state title.
The senior’s 54.56 100 back win was one of 8 class 4A records to fall on the day, and one overall Colorado State record also dropped.
Morrow, a future member of the NC State Wolfpack, added a 200 IM win for Evergreen, going 2:03.42 for the easy win. To top things off, Evergreen won the 400 free relay at the meet’s conclusion to ice the team win. That team featured Morrow and her fellow seniors Bailey Smith and Anna McDonald, along with sophomore Katelyn Kenchel, and went 3:29.29.
Also winning for Evergreen was another McDonald, sophomore Kate McDonald. The youngster won the 500 free, going 5:03.47.
The biggest record to fall had to be the 100 breaststroke. Windsor High’s Morgan Friesen successfully defended her 2014 title and smashed the state’s overall record with a 1:01.90. The former record belonged to California Golden Bear standout Kelly Naze, who was 1:02.47 back in 2010.
But maybe the best night individually belonged to Thompson senior Eryn Eddy. Eddy won two titles and broke two class 4A state records with outstanding times.
The future Virginia Cavalier was 1:46.95 in a breakthrough swim in the 200 free. Eddy set the state record as a sophomore, but added time as a junior, though she still won the event. But in her final high school season, Eddy crushed well over a second off her old record with a big-time 1:46.
Though she won the 500 free last year, Eddy switched over the 100 free this season to a similar result. The senior won in 50.08, breaking the 4A state record by just under a tenth of a second.
A night filled with record-breaking swims kicked off with a very narrow 4A mark. Manitou Springs put together a 1:45.86 in the 200 medley relay, getting under the old record by just .03. That team included two juniors and two sophomores: Kethrys Buffa (soph), Samantha White (junior), Emily Dollof-Holt (soph) and Veronica Morin (junior).
The other three records came back-to-back-to-back through the middle of the meet. Valor Christian’s Brooke Stenstrom started things off with a 23.43 to sneak under the record in the 50 free. Then senior Mullen diver Katie Russ scored 552.20 on 1-meter to break the state mark there. Finally, freshman Cat Wright of Cheyenne Mountain blasted to a 55.49 to win the 100 fly. With three years of high school eligibility left, Wright should have a shot to break the all-time state record in the event, which was lowered to 53.22 by senior Bailey Nero in the 5A meet this year.
Stenstrom also helped her Valor Christian team win the 200 free relay. The senior was joined by Brook Landt, Madison Hoehn and Raili Carter to go 1:36.84, just beating Manitou Springs and missing the 4A state record by three tenths.
Full results are here
Full team scores are here