Barracudas finish sixth at Montrose Swim Meet |

Barracudas finish sixth at Montrose Swim Meet

The Team Sopris Barracudas swimming team took fifth place (1,065 points) among 10 teams at the Montrose Marlin Fall Open Swim Meet, Nov. 6 and 7, at Montrose.

The host Marlins won the meet with 2,835 points, followed closely by the Aspen Swim Club (2,114 points). Maverick Aquatics of Grand Junction secured third place (1,330 points), while Durango Swim Club edged out Team Sopris for fourth place with 1,079 points.

Kristen Davis, who competed in the open girls division, earned the Team Sopris swimmer of the meet award for her performance, recording six personal records, including new USA Swimming BB times in the 400 (5:13.47) and 800 (10:40.36) freestyles. Davis’ time in the 800 was a 24-second improvement on her best time.

Davis also dropped four seconds in the 200-free (2:27.29) and 200-breast (3:06.92) and anchored the girls’ runner-up 200-free and 200-medley relays in personal-record splits.

In other Team Sopris highlights from the meet at Montrose, Ari and Nadav Hahn, Kendall Knott, Sally McDonnell and Jonus Ortega completed new events for the Barracudas, while McDonnell joined Davis in achieving new USA Swimming BB time standards.

Ortega achieved a new Colorado Silver State standard, while LJ Fetzko, Laia Ogilby and Jessica Tuttle won their respective events.

Fetzko won the RelayBig award for her personal records in the girls 200-free (28.55) and the 200-medley (breast leg—36.92) relays.

The Barracudas compete next at their home meet, the Sopris Deep Freeze Invitational, next Saturday and Sunday at the Glenwood Springs Community Center Pool.

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