Skip to content
  • Boulder senior Christian Feiler enters the Class 5A boys swimming...

    Cliff Grassmick / Staff Photographer

    Boulder senior Christian Feiler enters the Class 5A boys swimming state finals as the top seed in the 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle.

  • Silver Creek senior Tyler Lis already has won a pair...

    Steve Stoner / Loveland Reporter-Herald

    Silver Creek senior Tyler Lis already has won a pair of state titles and will be seeking more this weekend at the Class 4A boys swimming state finals.

of

Expand

 

A look at the locals to watch in the Class 5A and 4A boys swimming state meets this weekend.

CLASS 5A

Where: Air Force Academy.

When: Friday, 4 p.m. (swimming preliminaries); Saturday, 9 a.m. (diving preliminaries), 2 p.m. (championship finals).

Notes: Boulder is primed for a fast final. The Panthers own the top seed time in all three relays, entering the meet with a 1:34.19 in the medley relay, a 1:26.12 in the 200 freestyle relay, and a 3:10.33 in the 400 freestyle relay … Senior Christian Feiler leads the way for Boulder. He is seeded first in both the 50 freestyle (21.02) and 100 freestyle (45.74). Feiler placed fourth in the 50 last year and sixth in the backstroke … Boulder should rack up points in the butterfly, where PJ Stapleton and Chris Nicholson are seeded 2-3, and also expects to receive strong efforts from Mick Bartholomew (second in IM, seventh in breaststroke) and Nathan Rock (third in 500 freestyle) … Nicholson also is seeded third in the 100 backstroke … Broomfield sophomore Austin Crump owns the No. 2 mark in the 200 freestyle at 1:42.09 and is seeded fifth in the butterfly (52.12) … Fairview sophomore Michael Zarian is seeded second in the IM (1:55.55). The Knights’ Justin Li ranks fifth in the 50 freestyle (21.78).

CLASS 4A

Where: Veteran’s Memorial Aquatic Center.

When: Friday, 4 p.m. (swimming preliminaries); Saturday, 9 a.m. (diving preliminaries), 2 p.m. (championship finals).

Notes: Expect a stellar state sendoff from Silver Creek senior Tyler Lis. Lis has won a title each of the past two years — he captured the 200 free crown last year and won the IM in 2013 — and enters the meet seeded third in the IM (1:53.29) and second in the butterfly (51.08) … Raptors junior Sam Willett is seeded second in the breaststroke (59.02) … Longmont senior Nick Vaughan expects to compete for the diving title … Silver Creek qualified two young divers in freshman Ben Willett and sophomore Baraka Kombe-Jarvis … The Raptors are ranked in the top eight in all three relay events — third in the medley relay (1:37.99), sixth in the 200 freestyle relay (1:32.62), and third in the 400 freestyle relay (3:14.55).

Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/BoCoPreps

Join the Conversation

We invite you to use our commenting platform to engage in insightful conversations about issues in our community. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable to us, and to disclose any information necessary to satisfy the law, regulation, or government request. We might permanently block any user who abuses these conditions.