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Barracudas Compete in Championships and Prepare for Jr. Olympics

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The Mena Barracudas Swim Team traveled to Warren, Arkansas this past Saturday for their Championship Meet.

Brenden Ricker placed 5th in the 50-meter butterfly, 8th in 50-meter backstroke, 6th in 100-meter individual medley, and 2nd in 50-meter breaststroke in the boys’ 10 & under division.

In the girls’ 10 & under division, Abbey Nance placed 7th in 50-meter backstroke, 6th in 50-meter breaststroke, and 7th in 100-meter individual medley.

Allison Bates competed in the girls’ 12 & under division and placed 5th in 50-meter butterfly.

Emiley Sorge placed 5th in 50-meter butterfly, 4th in 50-meter backstroke, 3rd in 100-meter freestyle, and 3rd in 50-meter freestyle.

In boys’ 14 & under, Matthew Nance placed 7th in 50-meter breaststroke. Caleb Bowers placed 6th in 50-meter backstroke. Ian Garrett placed 6th in 50-meter butterfly, 5th in 50-meter freestyle, and 7th in 100-meter freestyle.

Lilly Garrett competed in the senior girls’ division and placed 4th in 100-meter breaststroke, 4th in 100-meter freestyle, and 6th in 50-meter freestyle.

In senior boys, Brad Bates placed 6th in 100-meter butterfly, 6th in 200-meter freestyle, 8th in 100-meter breaststroke, and 8th in 100-meter freestyle.

In team relay competition, the senior girls placed 4th in 200-meter medley relay and 4th in 200-meter freestyle relay. The senior boys placed 3rd in 200-meter medley relay and 3rd in 200-meter freestyle relay.

Year-round swimmer Josie Scott placed 1st in 100-meter individual medley, 1st in 50-meter freestyle, 1st in 50-meter breaststroke, and 2nd in 50-meter butterfly. Taylor Heifner, also a year-round swimmer, placed 3rd in 100-meter backstroke, 4th in 100-meter breaststroke, and 2nd in 100-meter freestyle.

This week, the qualifying team members will travel to the AAU Junior Olympic Games in Newport News, Virginia.

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