Montrose Marlins’ Ryan King

Montrose Marlins’ Ryan King competes in the breaststroke event at the team’s home meet last month. 

The Montrose Marlins took the pool by storm this past weekend at the state competition held in Thornton.

The swim club had seven different swimmers place in the finals event.

Jillian Carlson took 18th place in the ages 15 and over 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:55.28.

Julia TenNapel finished 18th in the ages 14 and under 200 breaststroke (2:57.78). She also placed 22nd in the 100 breaststroke (1:21.76).

In the 15 and over 200 breaststroke, Maggie McHugh ended up in sixth place (2:50.28). She also took 11th in the 100 breaststroke (1:18.43) and 22nd in the 100 freestyle (1:02.23).

On the boys team, Cayden Christianson wound up taking first place in the 15 and over 200-yard breaststroke (2:28.60). He placed third in the 400 IM (4:45.34) and 17th in the 100 backstroke (1:03.66).

Lucas Motley ended up in third place for the ages 13-14 1500 freestyle (18:32.54). In the 800 freestyle, he took seventh (9:48.87). The Marlins swimmer also finished 19th in the 400 freestyle (4:42.98).

Ryan King came away with four first-place finishes. He won the 200 freestyle (1:59.21); the 400 freestyle (4:09.84); the 1500 freestyle (16:49.29); and the 400 IM (4:37.59).

He also took 10th in the 200 breaststroke (2:37.47).

And finally, in the 200 breaststroke, Zach Oldroyd took 23rd with a time of 2:47.44.

The team will have six different swimmers take part in a few end of the season meets.

Christianson, Motley, McHugh, Carlson and TenNapel will all compete from July 30 to Aug. 3 at the Arena Western Zone Senior Championships in Fresno, California.

A week after that, King will also be in California but in Palo Alto from Aug. 6-10 for the Speedo Junior National Championships.

The following week, he’ll compete at a USA Swimming Open Water Select Camp in Wisconsin.

Additionally, he’ll be in an open water competition from Aug. 16-18 called the UANA Junior Open Water Championships where swimmers from the USA, Peru, Ecuador, Brazil and Canada will be battle in open water 5K and 10K races.

Andrew Kiser is the Montrose Daily Press’ sports/business writer. Follow him on Twitter @andrew_kpress.

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