Joly leads Barracudas to fast performance in Craig
As one of the oldest members on the Sopris Barracudas, Raphael Joly set a good example for the team to follow at the ABC swim meet in Craig on Saturday.Joly won four events, earning more points than any other competitor in the boys 15 and over division. Joly, a member of the Glenwood Springs High School boys swim team, raced to victories in the 200 backstroke (2:36.18), the 200 individual medley (2:36.28), the 200 breast (2:51.75) and the 100 back (1:11.43).The Barracudas followed suit, winning numerous events in the A, B and C divisions.Jack Cassidy piled up three wins in the boys 11-12 category, taking first in the 200 IM (3:17.87), the 400 IM (7:08.89) and the 50 breast (52.06).The Sopris boys 9-10 200 medley relay team, made up of Michael Wirth, Sebastian Joly, Zeb Thorsen and Devyn Mote, finished the fastest in the event with a time of 3:38.90. The same foursome picked up another win in the 200 free relay with a 3:03.09 mark.Sebastian Joly also nabbed an individual title by winning the 100 backstroke (1:48.81) in the same division.Sopris scored another relay win when Hattie and Megan Gianinetti, Hannah Grumley and Kelly Cassidy combined forces to win the girls 11-12 200 free relay.Hattie Gianinetti also won girls 11-12 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:54.43.In the girls 13-14 division, Clara Thorsen took first in the 200 free with a 2:53.37 mark and Keevyn School took top honors in the 100 free with a time of 1:14.53.In 15 and over races, Alex Moore won the boys 1,500 free (22:33.37) and Anna Wiltse took the girls 100 fly title in 1:19.25.In the younger age categories, Tess Langburns took first in the 7 and under girls 25 free (32.46) and Mae Langburns came out victorious in the girls 8-and-under 100 fee (1:51.03).Up next, the Barracudas will swim in their final regular season meet of the year Friday through Sunday in the Montrose Invitational. Sopris will then compete in the Western Slope League Championships in Rangely July 20-22.
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The Coal Ridge High boys suffered their first 3A Western Slope League loss of the year Thursday night on the road at Gunnison, falling to the defending league champion Cowboys 65-45.