The other big name for Eaton comes from the diving board. Clarise “Coco” Sviatko, who was highlighted in previous issues of The Playbook, is looking to make it out of the preliminary rounds, which she failed to do this past year at the state meet.
The senior is ranked ninth in 3A, according to statewide leaderboards compiled by PrepSwimCo.com. At the Tri-Valley Conference meet this past weekend, her 326.75 score was her second best of the season. In January, Sviatko posted a season-best score of 336.25 during the Weld County Invitational.
Sviatko has a good chance to surpass her finish from last year and make her way into the finals.
The other swimmer for Eaton who is looking to make the finals is McKenna McGehee. She is swimming in the 200-yard individual medley in which she is seeded 20th with a time of 2:26.73. She is also eyeing her best event, the 100-yard breaststroke. She is seeded 11th with a time of 1:14.58. To make the finals, she will need likely need to swim 1:14 or faster.
Eaton is also swimming in two relays, the 200-yard freestyle and the 400-yard freestyle, but is seeded toward the bottom part of the 28-team field in both events.
However, if the trio of Bruntz, Sviatko and McGehee improve on their best times and scores, they could all crack the finals and make their way onto the podium.
Events: Alexis Bruntz in 200-yard freestyle (2:05.78); McKenna McGehee in 200-yard IM (2:26.73); Clarise “Coco” Sviatko in 1 meter diving; Alexis Bruntz in 100-yard freestyle (57.11); Team 200-yard freestyle relay (1:54.88); McKenna McGehee in 100-yard breaststroke (1:14.58); Team 400-yard freestyle relay (4:03.25).