Gracie Moreland is La Junta co-op girls swim team's only champion in three-way meet

Ken Hamrick
LA Junta Tribune
Gracie Moreland of the Arkansas Valley girls swimming and diving team was the Tigers' only individual champion in Tuesday's meet with Pueblo County and Pueblo West.

The La Junta co-op girls swim team competed in a three-way meet with Pueblo County and Pueblo West on Tuesday at Pueblo County High School's pool.

The meet was a double-dual with the Tigers taking down Pueblo West 93-87, but falling to Pueblo County 137-43.

Overall, Pueblo County dominated the meet, winning 10 of the 12 events.

The Tigers had one individual winner in Gracie Moreland, who won the 100-yard freestyle in 58.70 seconds. Her teammate, Grace Gardner, also broke the one-minute barrier as she placed second in 59.68.

Moreland was also second in the 100-yard backstroke in 1:02.66, less than a second behind Pueblo County's Kandi Liberato.

Isabel Gaines was second in the 100-yard butterfly in 1:04.48 and she was third in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:22.47.

The Tigers were also second in the 200-yard freestyle relay as the team of Gardner, Gaines, Moreland and Dayjiana Herman had a time of 1:54.21.

Tribune-Democrat reporter Ken Hamrick can be reached by email atKHamrick1@gannett.com