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Barracudas fall to Aspen in home meet

Staff ReportGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

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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