Castle Valley Barracudas make waves at home meet
Castle Valley Barracudas hosted their last home meet and left their competitors to eat their wake.
The Moab Sun Devils and Salina Dragons traveled to Price to take on the Barracudas. The Barracudas were ready and it showed scoring 2769.5 points to Devils 2043.5 and Dragons 294. The Barracudas had 48 swimmers participate, the most they've had at one meet all summer, It was great to see so many team members there. Its hard to fit all the swimmers accomplishments into one article, they all swam so well with 39 best times how do I choose who to highlight.
Barracudas relay teams dominated the competition taking first in all age groups. In the girls 8 and under age group, Sofia Crompton had showed what a competitor she is with first in the 50 free and the 25 fly.
Boys 8 and under had seven barracudas, Hunter Heath dominated with first in the 25 free, 50 free, 25 back, and 25 breaststroke. Simon Krum new to the swimming world really swam well taking second in the 25 free, 25 back, and 25 breaststroke.
Girls 9-10 had the biggest age group. Talley Larsen finishes second in the 25 free, 50 free, 25 fly, and 50 fly. Elley Cowdell swam second in the 25 back and the 25 breaststroke.
Boys 9-10 Gage Jensen takes second in the 50 free and third in the 25 breast.
Girls 11-12 this age group is the toughest this year these girls are out swimming the 13-14 and the 15-18 age groups it is by far the strongest group. Veronica Ibanez takes second in the 50 fly by less then a half second and then comes back in the 100 fly and wins the same girl by 2 seconds placing first, and second in the 100 free. Sadie Crompton takes second in the 50 breaststroke and sets a knew team record in this event.
Boys 11-12 a new comer to our team Joseph Keller wows his coaches taking first in the 50 free, and 50 back. Tyson Swasey finishes first in the 100 free, 50 breaststroke. between these two boys the other team didn't stand a chance.
Girls 13-14 Ali Heath captures first in the 50 free, 50 fly, and 100 IM, Tati Larsen takes first in the 100 free, Abigail Krum takes first in the 100 back, Heidi Prettyman rounds out the first place finishers for this group in the 100 breast.
Boys 13-14 This is an age group I usually don't have to many in this year I have 3 Gabe VanDyke finishes second in the 50 free, and the 100 breast.Conner Holyoak takes third in the 50 free and 100 breast, and Harrison Torgerson finishes fourth in the 50 free and 100 breast.
Girls 15-18 Jil Malone finishes first in the 50 free, Brittney Willson takes first in the 100 free, Joset Wells first in the 50 fly and 100 breast, Jill Malone finishes first in the 100 IM and 50 free.
Boys 15-18 Brent Keller finishes first in 50free, 100 free, 500 free, and 100 IM, Thory VanDyke places first in the 50 fly and 100 breast.
This article was written by Castle Valley Barracudas coach Kamra Davis.