Mechling picks up two wins for Team Sopris |

Mechling picks up two wins for Team Sopris

Post Independent staff report
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Charlie Mechling and the Sopris Barracudas held their own against Front Range swimmers at the Dec. 3-5 Colorado Swimming Pioneer Open.

Mechling, who competes in the

12-and-under girls division, won two events – the 50-yard breaststroke and the 100 breaststroke – at the University of Denver. She touched in at 33.06 seconds in the former and at 1:11.9 in the latter.

Mechling added a fourth-place showing in the 100 individual medley (1:05.38) and swam to fifth in the 200 IM (2:24.56). She managed three other Top-10 swims, taking seventh in the 100 butterfly (1:06.87), seventh in the 100 freestyle (59.22) and eighth in the 200 freestyle (2:10.2).

Sopris finished 20th out of 34 teams – most from the Front Range.

Other high finishes for the Sopris Barracudas:

• Two 12-and-under girls relay teams finished fifth. The quartet of Mechling, Jessica Tuttle, Lauren Fetzko and Kendall Vanderhoof swam a time of 2:08.29 in the 200 medley relay. The same four clocked in at 1:52.68 in the 200 freestyle relay.

• Tuttle took home two Top-10 finishes as an individual. She placed fourth in the 12U girls 500 freestyle (5:50.83) and finished seventh in the 200 freestyle (2:09.93).

• Lauren Fetzko took eighth in the 12U girls 500 freestyle (5:59.59).

• Jack Cassidy placed ninth in the 14U boys 200 breaststroke (2:32.44).

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