Sopris Barracudas dominate swim-meet waters
The Sopris Barracudas are on schedule for a banner year. With a few meets left in the team’s summer schedule, the local swim club had one of its best collective efforts to date at Delta last weekend.In the span of three days at the Bill Huddles Recreation Center pool, the Barracudas had the fastest time in 15 individual events and had five more top swims in the team relay events.Keevyn Scholl finished the meet as the highest team point-scorer among 11- to 12-year-old girls competitors. She and teammate Raphael Joly won five individual events for the Barracudas.While Scholl was setting seasonal bests in all five of her events, Joly broke two existing boys pool records.And the list of strong efforts from other Barracudas continues from there.Two 10-year-olds – Jack Cassidy and Lily Thorsen – set new seasonal times in four events in their respective divisions.Jack’s older sister, Kelly, contributed to the Barracudas’ win total by swimming a leg in both of the 11-12 girls’ freestyle and medley relay victories. Individually, she recorded seasonal personal bests in the girls 50- and 100-yard breaststroke.Alida Eide won the 11-12 girls 100 backstroke in 1 minute, 19.88 seconds – her fastest time of the year. Michael Wirth, 8, had similar success in winning the 8-and-under boys breaststroke. Claire Noone and Morgan Wyrick recorded victories in the senior girls (15 and older) 100- and 200-yard breaststroke, respectively. Swimming in the senior boys division, Alexander Moore improved his time by more than 10 seconds in the 200 freestyle and breaststroke.The Barracudas are scheduled to compete in Craig this weekend.
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