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Swim teams off to good start

With their full roster available for the first time this season, the Sopris Barracudas youth swim team had a good showing in Grand Junction last weekend.Competing in the annual Grand Valley Wave Invitational meet, the local swim club had 13 first place timesl.Sierra Grove had the best individual day in the water. Grove, 13, took first in three 13-14 year-old division events.Her best mark came in the 100 meter breaststroke where Grove’s 1 minute, 31.59 time defeated event runner-up Elle Stark of the Aspen Speedos by nearly five seconds.Grove also won the 13-14 girls 100 meter freestyle and 200 meter Individual medley.In the senior girls division for swimmers 15 and-over, Alina Roberts zipped to victories in the breaststroke and backstroke events. Competing in the same age division Emily McDonald, 15, opened the club season with wins in the freestyle and butterfly events.Among younger swimmers, Lily Thorson, 8, had best times in the girls 8 and-under 25 meter freestyle and 100 Individual medley.In the boys division, Sebastian Key, 10, posted wins in the Boys 9-10 year-old 50 meter breast and freestyle events.Quincey Snyder of the Rifle Stingrays took first place in the 50 meter freestyle in the girls 11-12 division and was third in two other events.


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