Barracudas finish second in Montrose |

Barracudas finish second in Montrose

Phil SandovalPost Independent Staff

The Sopris Barracudas are ready for the postseason. The local swim club concluded its regular-season summer schedule with a second-place team finish in Montrose this weekend, paced by four winning relay swims.Two senior girls relay teams recorded the fastest marks of their division in the 200-yard freestyle and medley events. Emily McDonald – back in the water after some time off – Jennifer Betts and Sierra Grove swam for both relay teams. The free relay team, which included Ali Schaiberger, posted a time of 1 minute, 57.06 seconds. In the medley, the team of Claire Noone and the other three Barracudas clocked a time of 2:12.15.Another foursome – Maddi Peltzman, Charlie Mechling, Jessica Tuttle and Cheyenne Beightel – had the fastest time among the 8 & Under 100-yard medley relay teams. The 10 & Under boys had similar success in their medley relay event. The Barracudas’ Devyn Mote, Sebastian Joly, Jack Cassidy and Zeb Thorsen clocked a time of 3:52.07 in earning the win.Individually, McDonald, a senior-to-be at Colorado Rocky Mountain School this fall, rang up victories in the Senior Girls 50 and 100 freestyle, and 100-yard butterfly.Jack Cassidy and Keely Roberts won the 9-10 boys butterfly and 13-14 girls breaststroke, respectively.This weekend, members who qualified earlier this summer compete at the Western Slope Club Championships in Aspen.

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