Sopris swimmers compete at state meet |

Sopris swimmers compete at state meet

Competing at their first Colorado Swimming State Championships last weekend in Grand Junction, Amy Madsen, Jonus Ortega, and Maverick Gorla gained valuable experience against the fastest swimmers in Colorado for the Team Sopris Barracudas.

Madsen, an 11-year-old and competing in the 11-12 division, raced in seven events, compiled four personal records including a four-second drop in the 200-meter free (2:31.13), improving her ranking from 55th to 28th in the state in the age group.

Madsen’s highest finishes came on the third and final day of the meet when she dropped a second in the 50-meter backstroke (36.20) to improve her ranking from 31st to 19th and in the 100-meter freestyle, where she dropped a tenth of a second (1:08.72) to improve her ranking from 25th to 18th.

Ortega, competing in the open division, raced to a 23rd place in the 200 fly (2:39.21) and a 56th place in the 50 free 27.98).

Gorla raced to a PR in the boys 13-14 50 free, placing 54th in 29.53.

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