Last week's swim meet held in Montrose was an eight-team event. Glenwood Springs won the Montrose High School Girls Swim and Dive Invitational on Dec. 16 with 443 points.
The Panthers finished sixth with a score of 167 points.
Senior Kendra Hillman had the highest individual finish for the Panthers with a third place in the 100 yard breaststroke. Her time was 1:21.50. Montrose's Madeline Chandler won the event in a time of 1:11.51.
Hillman was fifth in the 200 yard IM with a time of 2:39.32. She was also a team member of the fourth-place 200 yard medley relay (Sami Wollert-SR, Olivia McCrackin-SR and Kaitlyn Neeley-SO - 2:17.08) and helped the 200 yard freestyle relay team place sixth (McCrackin, Neeley and Wollert - 2:03.44).
Other top 10 placers for the Panthers include Olivia McCrackin - 10th 100 yard butterfly (1:18.02); Olivia McCrackin - 9th 100 yard backstroke (1:13.63) and Abby Williams JR - 10th 100 yard backstroke (1:26.41).
Earning top 16 places were Ashley LaHoe SO - 15th 200 yard freestyle (2:57.45); Kiarrah Schotten FR - 12th 50 yard freestyle (34.34); Morgan Miller SR - 13th 50 yard freestyle (39.85); Neeley - 100 yard butterfly (1:28.45); Hailee Ruble FR - 14th 100 yard butterfly (1:35.14); Jordan Tamayo SR - 12th 100 yard freestyle (1:13.07); LaHoe - 13th (1:19.01); Cannon Somer SO - 14th 100 yard freestyle (1:23.24); Brooke Hillman SR - 15th 100 yard freestyle (1:28.27); Ruble - 11th 100 yard backstroke (1:20.23); Wollert - 14th 100 yard backstroke (1:26.26); Taylor Bess SR - 15th 100 yard backstroke (1:36.76) and Brooke Hillman - 16th 100 yard breaststroke (1:44.62).
The election results are in at the local, state and national level, and as expected, Democrats are doing well in state and national races. Colorado has elected Jared Polis as governor; nationally the Republicans appear to retain control of the Senate while Democrats now control the House of Representative.
With a ballot full of local and state measures, voter turnout in Delta County topped 71%, with 15,889 ballots cast. Statewide, voter turnout was just over 52%.
Of the three Delta County residents seeking state offices, Matt Soper won over Thea Chase in State Representative Dist. 54; Mike Mason lost to Julie McCluskie in State Representative Dist. 61; and Olen Lund lost to Kerry Donovan in State Senate Dist. 5.
Locally, in the City of Delta voters rejected a .5% sales tax increase to fund recreation, as well as recreational marijuana sales. The sale of medical marijuana and cultivation/manufacturing facilities was approved by a slim margin. Delta voters also gave the city the green light to move forward with selling or trading the Cottonwood and Riverbend Park, and to sell the old Municipal Light and Power Building.