Barracudas fall to Aspen in home meet
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. Even though the Sopris Barracudas fell 517-438 to Aspen in a swimming dual at the Glenwood Springs Community Center on Saturday, many Barracuda swimmers, including Charlie Mechling, had a great day in the water.With wins in the 50 freestyle, 50 backstroke, 50 butterfly and 50 breaststroke, Mechling, an 8 and under swimmer, not only earned victories, but set pool records in each event. She swam a 41.06 in the free, a 49.09 in the back, a 56.44 in the fly and a 51.42 in the breast.Mechling wasn’t the only swimmer to race to four wins as fellow Barracuda Leah Scholl accomplished the same feat, winning the girls 8 and under 25 free (20.12), 25 breast (28.90), 25 fly (28.88) and 25 back (26.73). Jack Cassidy did the same in four boys 11-12 events, taking first in the 50 breast (49.26) and winning in uncontested swims in the 100 breast (1:45.47), 200 free (46.73) and the 400 free (6:39.48).Shay Helm and Kelly Cassidy each picked up three wins, placing first in the girls 9-10 50 free (35.99), 100 breaststroke (2:11.07) and 50 breast (59.92) while Cassidy took first in girls 11-12 50 and 100 breast with 43.09 and 1:34.08 marks respectively. She also finished the fastest in the 100 IM (1:27.99).Geoffrey Moore also swam to a trio of victories in the boys 13-14 200 breast (3:23.78), 100 breast (1:33.55) and the 400 free (6:50.31).As the only swimmers in their respective events, Alex Moore won the men’s 15 and over 200 breast (3:24.03), 200 free (2:42.78) and 200 back (3:03.95), Clara Thorsen took first in the girls 13-14 400 free (6:04.23) and 200 free (2:55.14), Jessica Tuttle won girls 9-10 100 back, Ashley Roper won girls 11-12 200 free (3:02.55) and Zeb Thorsen won the boys 9-10 200 IM (4:26.92).Thorsen also won a contested swim in the 100 free (1:15.97).In the boys 9-10 division, Devyn Mote raced to two first-place finishes, one in the 50 free (41.95) and the other in the 50 back (56.23). Picking up one win each were Cheyenne Beightel in the girls 11-12 100 free (1:48.80), Hannah Grumley in the girls 11-12 100 free (1:14.30), Maddi Peltzman in the girls 9-10 backstroke (55.1); Rebecca Carcaterra in the girls 11-12 50 free (34.81) and Lupita Negrete took first in the girls 9-10 100 individual medley (2:03.23).
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The Coal Ridge High boys suffered their first 3A Western Slope League loss of the year Thursday night on the road at Gunnison, falling to the defending league champion Cowboys 65-45.