KEY DATES: Nov. 28 — First meets allowed; Dec. 15 — Coaches Invitational at Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center, prelims 8:30 a.m., finals 4 p.m.; Jan. 26 — Aurora Public Schools Championship meet at Hinkley; Feb. 1-2 — Centennial “A” League meet at Arapahoe; Continental “A” League meet at Heritage; EMAC Championships at Hinkley; Feb. 8-9 — Class 5A state meet at Edora Pool & Ice Center (Fort Collins); prelims 4 p.m. Feb. 8, finals 2 p.m. Feb. 9

RETURNING STATE CHAMPION: Missy Franklin, sr. Regis Jesuit (200 yard freestyle, 100 yard backstroke)

RETURNING STATE PLACERS: Sydney Cutler, soph., Regis Jesuit (14th, 100 breaststroke); Madison Dirks, jr., Grandview (4th, 100 butterfly/5th, 50 free); Lindsay Kriz, sr., Regis Jesuit (13th, 200 free/10th, 500 free); Kianna Lee, sr., Grandview (14th, 100 butterfly/14th, 50 free); Carla Meli, sr., Regis Jesuit (12th, 100 backstroke); Marielle Renehan, sr., Regis Jesuit (9th, 100 breaststroke); Kellyn Toole, soph., Regis Jesuit (16th, diving); Taylor Wilson, soph., Regis Jesuit (7th, 50 free/16th, 100 free)

RETURNING STATE QUALIFIERS: Mackenzie Ammon, soph., Grandview (200, 500 freestyles); Morgan Ammon, soph. (50, 100 freestyles); Barbara Barocio, sr., Gateway (100 butterfly/100 backstroke); Meggie Chase, jr., Regis Jesuit (50, 100 freestyles); Danielle Clayton, jr., Regis Jesuit (diving); Emma Colapinto, jr., Regis Jesuit (100 backstroke); Abby Cutler, sr., Regis Jesuit (200, 500 freestyles); Samantha Daniels, soph., Grandview (200, 500 freestyles); Laura Gavrilovich, jr., Regis Jesuit (200 IM); Grace Grigereit, soph., Cherokee Trail (200 IM/100 butterfly); Briana Labrie, sr., Regis Jesuit (100 freestyle); Amanda Matheson, jr., Grandview (50 freestyle/100 butterfly); Hannah Meehan, jr., Grandview (500 freestyle, 100 backstroke); Katherine Roth, jr., Regis Jesuit (100 backstroke); Julia Song, soph., Smoky Hill (100 backstroke); Breanne Thompson, jr., Grandview (200, 500 freestyles); Lizzie Wiley, jr., Smoky Hill (100, 200 freestyles)

OTHER SWIMMERS TO WATCH: Gabby Antunez, fr., Smoky Hill; Aunyx Ashby, soph., Cherokee Trail; McKensi Austin, fr., Regis Jesuit (diving); Kaylie Breslin, fr.. Regis Jesuit; Mattie Cassaday, jr., Grandview; Sophie Chapman, fr., Cherokee Trail; Samantha DuFour, soph., Cherokee Trail; Anastasia Farberov, sr., Cherokee Trail; Mariah Franklin, jr., Rangeview; Amanda Grigsby, jr. (diving), Cherokee Trail; Mariah Hodges, sr., Cherokee Trail; Christina Horstman, Gateway; Delaney Lanker, sr., Regis Jesuit; Amy Lenderink, fr., Regis Jesuit; Brooke Logan, jr., Rangeview; Paige Nankey, soph., Cherokee Trail; Lindsay Painton, fr., Regis Jesuit; Alyse Miller, sr., Smoky Hill; Emily Protz, fr., Regis Jesuit; Zoe Thomson, sr., Hinkley

COACHES: Aurora Central — Anne Ferris; Cherokee Trail — Kevin Chatham; Eaglecrest — Jillian Taylor; Gateway — Dan Ambruso; Grandview — Karen Ammon; Hinkley — Beth Himes; Overland — Michael Pineda; Rangeview — Peter Gerard; Regis Jesuit — Nick Frasersmith; Smoky Hill — Scott Cohen

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