Barracudas swim strong in 2 meets
Even though the squad was split, the Sopris Barracudas still managed to turn in a handful of impressive swims at the Durango Summer Invitational and the Craig ABC Open this weekend.Alina Roberts proved to be the fastest swimmer in three events in Durango. Competing in the senior girls division, she took first in the 50-meter freestyle (28.15), the 100 backstroke (1:10.04) and the 200 backstroke (2:34.00). All three times were seasonal bests.Also in Durango, Sierra Grove raced her way to a 200 individual medley win, swimming the event in 2:39.59. Grove also took third in the 50 free.In Craig, Rafael Joly, Lily and Clara Thorsen and Keevyn Scholl were the top point-getters for the Barracudas. Joly finished first in six 13-14 age division events, winning the 50 and 100 free, the 100 butterfly, backstroke and breaststroke and the 200 individual medley.Lily Thorsen captured a 9-10 age division hat trick, winning the 50 and 100 free and the 100 individual medley. Clara Thorsen took second in the 13-14 category in the 100 freestyle and backstroke and also took third in the 50 free and 100 breaststroke.Keevyn Scholl posted the fastest time in two events, winning the 11- to 12-year-old 100 breaststroke and 200 individual medley.Sopris will now travel to Montrose for a meet Friday through Sunday. It will be the final regular-season meet before the Western Slope Championship in Aspen July 21-23.
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