Montrose High School swimmers Ryan King and Cayden Christianson both earned All-State honors to close out their careers for the Indians.

King was selected to the first team after winning the state title earlier this month in the 500-yard freestyle for the second-straight year. He set a personal-record at the meet with a time of 4:33.47

Christianson got a second-team nod following coming in as the runner-up in the 200 IM at state (1:54.21).

Previously, Christianson was named to the first-team All-Southwestern League in the 200 medley relay, 100 breaststroke, 400 freestyle relay and 200 IM. King additionally nabbed first team consideration in the 200 medley relay, 100 butterfly, 500 freestyle and 200 freestyle relay

The two swimmers helped Montrose secure sixth place overall at the state competition at VMAC in Thornton. This finish is five spots better than last season’s 11th-place mark.

Also in May, the Indians came away with their second-straight Western Slope League title at the WSL meet held in Grand Junction.

King stood out in the league meet. He came away with the Swimmer of the Year honor after winning four separate events.

King finished first in the 100 butterfly and the 500-yard freestyle. He also paired with Danny Bynum, Mel Littlefield and Henry Radovich to win the 200 freestyle relay. And Radovich and King then joined up with Christianson and Garth Knutson for the 200 medley and placed first.

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