Dolores girls swim strong for Cortez team

DOLORES SWIMMERS POSE recently and just finished up their season with the Cortez swim team. In the photo, from left to right: Amanda Kill, Emily Harris, Vicky Jimenez, and Breezy Milligin.

The MCHS swim team just ended the season, but little do many know, four girls on the team are from Dolores.

Dolores girls: Emily Harris (Senior, 4 years on the team/captain), Vicky Jimenez (Junior, 1st year on the team), Amanda Kill (Sophomore, 2nd year on the team), and Breezy Milligin (Freshman, 1st year on the team).

All four girls have also swam for the Cortez Leopard Sharks summer swim team.

The girls swim for the Montezuma-Cortez High School swim team, because Dolores does not have a team. The girls are required to travel to Cortez each day for practice.

Dolores girls make up one-forth of the 15-girl swim team

First-year coach Ian MacLaren formerly swam for MCHS boys swim team and Holy Cross University in Massachusetts.

Results from the Western Slope Conference Championship Swim Meet held at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction February 1-2:

Amanda Kill: 16th--200yd Freestyle race

Vicky Jimenez: 13th--200yd Medley Relay team (swimming Butterfly), 14th--100yd Butterfly individual event

Vicky and Amanda: both placed 13th with the 400yd Freestyle Relay team

Emily Harris: 5th--200yd Freestyle Relay team, 7th--400yd Freestyle Relay team; Individual events: 6th--500yd Freestyle race & 10th--200yd Freestyle race; received ribbons and podium standings for her top three events.

MCHS swim team placed 7th overall out of twelve teams in the championship