Windsor’s Jake Eccleston wins two state titles during finals of 4A state swim meet – Greeley Tribune
The Class 4A boys swimming and diving state championships wrapped up Friday at the Veterans Memorial Aquatics Center in Thornton, and one local competitor walked away with a surplus of championship hardware.
Windsor sophomore Jake Eccleston was electric in the 200-yard individual medley. He won the state title with a time of 1 minute, 49.46 seconds — more than five seconds better than the runner-up, Cheyenne Mountain senior Max Roslin (1:55.03). His time in the event meets All-American standards.
He was nearly as dominant in the 100 breaststroke. He claimed his second state title of the day with a 4A state record time of 55.04, well ahead of the runner-up, Air Academy senior Dakota Kinder (57.02). That time, as well, meets All-American standards.
Read the Greeley Tribune next week for more on Eccleston’s superb championship performances.
Also, in the 200 IM, Greeley West senior Jack Hughes placed 12th (2:05.92), and Windsor sophomore Talmage McGehee finished 15th (2:06.27).
Hughes was also 14th (54.54) in the 100 butterfly. McGehee was 20th (1:03.56) in the 100 breaststroke.
Greeley West freshman Ian Spooner was fourth (1:44.94), and Spartans junior Max Spooner was sixth (1:47.47) in the 200 freestyle.
Max Spooner was also sixth (4:53.17), and Ian Spooner was seventh (4:54.61) in the 500 freestyle.
Windsor junior David Bosch placed fifth (21.66) in the 50 freestyle. Bosch was also fifth (1:00.46) in the 100 breaststroke.
Wizards junior Zachary Kuch was 18th (56.99), and Windsor sophomore Keegan Nichols placed 19th (57.04) in the 100 butterfly.
The Wizards’ quartet of Eccleston, senior Andrew Tschetter, Kuch and Bosch was the runner-up (3:14.75) in the 400 freestyle relay — the final event of the night. Discovery Canyon dominated the event, winning in 3:06.81.
Greeley West’s Ian Spooner, sophomore Jayden England, Hughes and Max Spooner placed sixth (3:21.18) in the 400 freestyle relay.
Windsor’s Bosch, Tschetter, Kuch and Eccleston placed fifth (1:29.15) in the 200 freestyle relay. Greeley West’s Hughes, England, Ian Spooner and Max Spooner were eighth (1:32.40) in the same race.
The Windsor quartet of sophomores Owen Burnett, McGehee, Keegan Nichols and Booker Whittingtown placed 15th (1:46.41) in the 200 medley relay. In the same event, Greeley West freshman Nathan Odell, junior KJ Martinez, freshman Devin Casares and England placed 16th (1:49.83).
Windsor’s Burnett was 19th (58.15) in the 100 backstroke. His Wizards teammate, Tschetter, was 20th (52.18) in the 100 freestyle.
Bobby Fernandez covers high school sports for the Greeley Tribune. Reach him at (970) 392-4478, by email at [email protected] or on Twitter @BobbyDFernandez.