Barracudas swimming competes in Grand Junction |

Barracudas swimming competes in Grand Junction

Staff Report

The Team Sopris Barracudas club swim team traveled to El Pomar Natatorium on the Colorado Mesa University campus Sunday to compete in the Maverick Aquatics Long Course Kickoff Swim Meet. This was the Barracudas’ first competition in the 50-meter Olympic format this season, according to head coach Neil Romney.

Leading the way was Team Sopris’ Swimmer of the Meet, Addy Newton, who swam 100 percent personal records, dropping 14 seconds in the 100-meter freestyle (1:28.83) and 50-meter breaststroke (52.25), both of which met the USA Swimming BB time standard. Newton also broke the four-minute barrier in her first 200-meter IM (3:54.61).

Achieving USA Swimming B times for Team Sopris was Thane Newton and Harena Treves, while Kristen Davis, Sarah Dipangrazio, Amy Madsen, Amelie Ogilby, Leah Shafer and Addy Newton achieved USA Swimming BB times.

Davis, Dipangrazio, Madsen, Addy Newton, Shea Newton, Amelie Ogilby and Kayo Ogilby achieved Western Slope Championships qualifying times as well at the Long Course Meet.

The Barracudas compete next at their home meet, the IMX Challenge, May 14 and 15, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. Nine teams and 166 athletes will be competing. Competition begins at noon Saturday, and 9 a.m. Sunday.

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