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Team Sopris swims strong in Montrose

The Team Sopris swim club was well represented at the past weekend’s Montrose Fall Open, held at Montrose Aquatic Center.

Lauren Fetzko turned in perhaps the top performance, swimming to eight wins in the eight events she swam.

The speedy 12-year-old topped the field in the 11- and 12-year-old girls 100-yard butterfly (1 minute, 8.37 seconds), the 200 butterfly (2:37.33), the 50 freestyle (27.41), the 200 freestyle (2:10.63), the 1,000 freestyle (11:58.56), the 200 backstroke (2:39.74), the 200 breaststroke (2:54.7) and the 200 individual medley (2:32.88).



Other Barracudas faring well in Montrose included:

• Phillip Hecksel posted three wins in three events and swam to silver in four other 11-12 boys events.



He won the 100 breaststroke (1:24.97), the 100 freestyle (1:03.74) and the 100 butterfly (1:17.72). He took second in the 200 freestyle (2:24.58), the 200 breaststroke (3:05.82), the 100 individual medley (1:14.51) and the 200 backstroke (2:39.78).

• Sebastian Joly scored a first, second and third in 15-and-over boys competition. He won the 50 butterfly (37.87), took second in the 200 breaststroke (3:16.17) and placed third in the 100 breaststroke (1:25.53).

• Zachary Baker cleaned up in the 13-14 boys age division, taking home eight top-three finishes.

He recorded wins in the 100 backstroke (1:05.39) and the 200 backstroke (2:17.27). He finished second in the 200 individual medley (2:28.59), the 400 individual medley (5:17.56) and the 500 freestyle (6:03.46) and third in the 50 freestyle (27.86), the 100 freestyle (59.82) and the 200 freestyle (2:13.13).

• Jack Cassidy had six top-three finishes. He won the 15-and-over boys 100 backstroke (1:02), the 200 individual medley (2:16.24) and the 200 breaststroke (2:35.36). His second-place finishes were in the 100 breaststroke (1:11.53) and the 1,000 freestyle (10:59.79) and his third-place swim came in the 200 butterfly (2:25.18).

• Kaitlyn Vanderhoof picked up a win in the 9-10 girls 50 breaststroke, clocking in at 41.44. She also finished second in the 100 breaststroke (1:32.56).

• Lily Thorsen swam to second in both the girls 15-and-over 1,000 freestyle (12:26.4) and 200 freestyle (2:08.72).

• Zeb Thorsen placed second in the 13-14 boys 200 butterfly (3:00.1) and swam to third in the 200 backstroke (2:29.77) and the 100 breaststroke (1:23.9).

• Jessica Tuttle took second in the 13-14 girls 100 butterfly (1:09.89), the 200 butterfly (2:39.68) and the 1,000 freestyle (11:49.1). She placed third in the 200 individual medley (2:27.83) and the 200 freestyle (2:05.76).

• Kendall Vanderhoof placed third in a trio of events – the 13-14 girls 50 freestyle (28.63), the 500 freestyle (5:52.75) and the 1,000 freestyle (12:20.82).

• Ashley Roper had third-place swims in the 15-and-over girls 50 backstroke (31.95), the 200 individual medley (2:31) and the 200 freestyle (2:14.88).

• Zoe Lyon placed second in both the 11-12 girls 100 backstroke (1:16.69) and the 200 backstroke (2:48.88).

• James McMahon placed third in the 13-14 boys 200 butterfly (3:00.71).

• Thomas Newton placed third in the 9-10 boys 50 backstroke (44.12).

• Antigonee Swan picked up three top-three finishes, taking second in the 9-10 girls 200 individual medley (3:16.8) and third in both the 100 butterfly (1:49.44) and the 50 breaststroke (47.06).

• Thane Newton swam to second in the 8U boys 50 backstroke (58.4) and third in the 100 freestyle (1:58.22).

• Caylah Newton placed third in the 13-14 girls 50 backstroke (37.67), the 50 breaststroke (41.65) and the 200 butterfly (3:33.54).

• Stefan Buxman swam well in the 15-and-over boys division, winning the 50 backstroke (42.51). He added a second-place finish in the 100 individual medley (1:25.04) and a third-place finish in the 200 breaststroke (3:31.85).


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