Girls Swimming: Aurora’s 2017 Class 5A state swim meet at a glance

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Regis Jesuit High School seniors Isabella Schultze, Jennae Frederick, and Samantha Smith on Tuesday Feb. 07, 2017 at Regis Jesuit High School. Photo by Gabriel Christus/Aurora Sentinel
Regis Jesuit seniors Isabella Schultze, left, Jennae Frederick, center, and Samantha Smith return to the Class 5A girls state swim meet after winning state championships with relay teams last season. (Photo by Gabriel Christus/Aurora Sentinel)

AURORA | A brief look at some of the details of the 2017 Class 5A girls state swim meet, scheduled for Feb. 9-10 at the Veterans’ Memorial Aquatic Center:

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AURORA’S 2017 CLASS 5A GIRLS STATE SWIM MEET AT A GLANCE

SCHEDULE: Diving prelims open the meet at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 9 at the Veterans’ Memorial Aquatic Center, followed by swimming prelims at 4 p.m. Finals for swimming and diving begin at 4 p.m. Feb. 10.

TICKETS: All session passes available at GoFan.co for $20, which allows 30 minutes early entry. Single session tickets available onsite.

BREAKDOWN: Aurora has 50 individuals and 12 relay teams qualified to compete across six programs as follows Regis Jesuit (27 individuals & 3 relays), Grandview (8 individuals & 3 relays), Smoky Hill (7 individuals & 3 relays), Cherokee Trail (5 individuals & 3 relays), Rangeview (2 individuals) and Eaglecrest (1 individual). Scoring the meet on pre-meet psyche sheets, Regis Jesuit — which has been first or second at each of the last four 5A state meets — would finish in sixth place and Grandview would also get in the top 10, with Smoky Hill just on the outside. The Wolves took 12th last season and the Buffaloes were 22nd.

RETURNING AURORA STATE CHAMPIONS: Four Regis Jesuit swimmers who were part of event state championships last season will be back in the pool in seniors Jennae Frederick, Isabella Schultze and Samantha Smith, plus sophomore Meriel Upton, as they were parts of the teams that earned titles in the 200 and 400 freestyle relays.

RETURNING AURORA STATE PLACERS: Regis Jesuit has six swimmers/divers who earned at least one place at last season’s state meet in Frederick, Schultze, Smith, Upton, junior diver Anne Marie Kenny and sophomore Claire Brennan. Smoky Hill returns both of its individual placers from last season in senior Jordyn Richey and junior Natalie Rotondo, plus two others who placed on relays in senior Jianna Walker and junior Brieyana Walton. For Grandview, senior Taylor Dirks earned an individual and relay place last year and junior Simone Cade also swam on a placing relay.

TOP AURORA SEED BY EVENT W/TIME: 200 yard medley relay — No. 8 Regis Jesuit, 1 minute, 51.37 seconds; 200 yard freestyle — No. 6 Natalie Rotondo (Smoky Hill), 1:56.64; 200 yard indiv. medley — No. 7. Lyssa Wood (Grandview), 2:11.44; 50 yard freestyle — No. 7 Jada Surrell-Norwood (Regis Jesuit), 24.50; 100 yard butterfly — No. 8 Natalie Rotondo (Smoky Hill), 58.46; 100 yard freestyle — No. 6 Jada Surrell-Norwood (Regis Jesuit) 52.97; 500 yard freestyle — No. 6 Jenna Newkirk (Regis Jesuit), 5:12.65; 200 yard freestyle relay — No. 4 Regis Jesuit, 1:39.41; 100 yard backstroke — No. 21 Hadley Templin (Regis Jesuit), 1:01.22; 100 yard breaststroke — No. 11 Maggie Robben (Smoky Hill), 1:08.64; 400 yard freestyle relay — No. 3 Regis Jesuit, 3:34.16

AURORA QUALIFIERS BY EVENT: 200 yard medley relay (4), 200 yard freestyle (9), 200 yard indiv. medley (10), 50 yard freestyle (11), 1-meter diving (4), 100 yard butterfly (8), 100 yard freestyle (5), 500 yard freestyle (10), 200 yard freestyle relay (4), 100 yard backstroke (6), 100 breaststroke (12), 400 yard freestyle relay (4)

AURORA 2017 CLASS 5A GIRLS STATE SWIM MEET QUALIFIERS BY SCHOOL

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CHEROKEE TRAIL (5): Caitlyn Agee-Keys, soph., 200 yard indiv. medley (40) & 100 breaststroke (17); Meghan Mai, soph., 100 backstroke (45); Elma Spahic, sr., 50 freestyle (18) & 100 freestyle (26); Maddie Wilson, soph., 200 freestyle (25); Christie Yee, jr. (diving); Relays (3): 200 yard medley (17), 200 freestyle (17) & 400 freestyle (17)

EAGLECREST: Kim Nguyen, soph., 50 freestyle (41)

GRANDVIEW (8): Avery Ancell, soph., 100 breaststroke (57); Simone Cade, jr., 100 freestyle (10); Maddy Dawes, sr., 100 freestyle (18) & 200 freestyle (15); Taylor Dirks, sr. 100 butterfly (13) & 500 freestyle (12); Samantha Hufford, jr., 200 freestyle (34) & 500 freestyle (27); Molly Nankey, soph., 100 butterfly (17) & 500 freestyle (20); Abigail Smith, sr., 50 freestyle (49); Lyssa Wood, soph., 200 indiv. medley (7) & 500 freestyle (9); Relays (3): 200 yard medley (14), 200 freestyle (10) & 400 freestyle (9)

RANGEVIEW (2): Jasmine Johnson, fr., 200 indiv. medley (28) & 100 breaststroke (43); Sarah Mortenson, soph. (diving)

REGIS JESUIT (27): Carly Behrendt, fr., 50 freestyle (57); Parker Biley, fr., 200 indiv. medley (25) & 100 breaststroke (16); Jessie Bixler, sr., 100 butterfly (43); Sophia Bradac, fr., 100 breaststroke (18); Claire Brennan, soph., 50 freestyle (56); Izzie Capra, soph., 50 freestyle (53) & 100 backstroke (28); Dani Carr, jr., 100 backstroke (35); Isalina Colsman, fr., 50 freestyle (51); Kassidy Cook, sr., 100 backstroke (39); Summer Edwards, soph., 200 indiv. medley (43) & 100 breaststroke (27); Jennae Frederick, sr., 200 indiv. medley (22) & 100 butterfly (25); Rachel Hubka, soph., 50 freestyle (45) & 100 butterfly (36); Anne Marie Kenny, jr. (diving); Ava Leege, fr., 200 indiv. medley (23); Ariana Mitsuoka, fr., 100 breaststroke (39); Manna Nelson, fr., 500 freestyle (36); Jenna Newkirk, fr., 200 indiv. medley (31) & 500 freestyle (6); Grae Patterson, jr., 200 freestyle (17) & 500 freestyle (21); Isabella Schultze, sr., 200 freestyle (24) & 500 freestyle (22); Samantha Smith, sr. 50 freestyle (9) & 100 butterfly (11); Jada Surrell-Norwood, fr. 50 freestyle (7) & 100 freestyle (6); Hadley Templin, jr., 200 freestyle (21) & 100 backstroke (21); Audrey Trainor, jr., 500 freestyle (35); Meriel Upton, soph., 50 freestyle (43) & 100 freestyle (16); Courtney Vale, soph., 100 breaststroke (35); Tori Vale, sr., 200 freestyle (20) & 100 butterfly (26); Catie Vitella, sr., 100 breaststroke (56); Relays (3): 200 yard medley (8), 200 freestyle (4) & 400 freestyle (3)

SMOKY HILL (7): Blythe Iverson, fr., 200 freestyle (29) & 500 freestyle (13); Jordyn Richey, sr., 200 indiv. medley (38) & 100 breaststroke (15); Maggie Robben, fr., 200 indiv. medley (14) & 100 breaststroke (11); Natalie Rotondo, jr., 200 freestyle (6) & 100 butterfly (8); Jaclyn Santiago, soph. (diving); Jianna Walker, sr., 100 backstroke (23); Brieyana Walton, jr., 100 breaststroke (49); Relays (3): 200 yard medley (9), 200 freestyle (14) & 400 freestyle (12)