Barracudas take second at Deep Freeze Swim Meet |

Barracudas take second at Deep Freeze Swim Meet

Staff Report

The Team Sopris Barracudas took second place (973 points) among seven teams at their own Deep Freeze Swim Meet, November 13-14, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. The Aspen Swim Club won the meet with 1,182 points while the Montrose Marlins were third with 437 points.

Leah Shafer won the Team Sopris swimmer of the meet award, competing in the girls 10-and-under division. Shafer recorded individual and relay personal records, achieved five new USA Swimming B time standards, scored in three events and completed two new events. Shafer also dropped 12 seconds in the 50 fly (49.98), eight seconds in the 50 free (38.05), and 14 seconds in the 100 breast (1:54.33).

Outside of Shafer's big day at the Deep Freeze meet, other Barracudas included Sage Beebe, Anna Cole, Madeline Dean, Emily Henriksen, Sydney Pedersen, Emma Price, and Willow Stolley swimming in their first meet of the year.

Zoe Boston, Ari Hahn, Sally McDonnell, Shea Newton, Amelie Ogilby, Harena Treves and Leah Shafer achieved new USA Swimming B time standards, while Gavin Gianneschi, Phillip Hecksel, Ellie MacPherson, Amy Madsen, James McMahon, Addy Newton and Hannah Stinson achieved new USA Swimming BB time standards.

Sarah Dipangrazio, David Hecksel and Jonus Ortega achieved new USA Swimming A time standards.

Neo Eshelman, Jessica Tuttle, Logan Story, Phillip Hecksel, Gianneschi, Hahn and McMahon won their respective events.

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MacPherson won the RelayBig award at the Deep Freeze meet, dropping one second in leading off the 200 free relay (31.50) and three seconds in the fly leg of the 200 medley relay (37.95) with an outstanding relay exchange, according to Sopris head coach Neil Romney.

The Barracudas compete next at the Loveland Holiday Open, December 11-13.