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Cooperative teams in Colorado Springs area add twist to high school rivalries

Mesa Ridge/Widefield 200-freestyle relay team, from left, Jacqui Moran, Jamie Quirk, Carmen Mena and Kayla Kuecker share a laugh before their preliminary heat during the CHSAA 4A Girls Swimming and Diving Championships at Veteran's Memorial Aquatic Center in Thornton, Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. Despite improving on their qualifying time, their 1:48.25 left them in 22nd place and done for the year. The top 16 advanced to the semi-finals. JUSTIN EDMONDS SPECIAL TO THE GAZETTE