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Mena’s Barracudas Provide Fierce Competition in Championships

The Mena Barracudas swam their hearts out when they traveled to Magnolia on Saturday, July 23rd for their Championship Swim Meet. The team has many members headed to the Junior Olympics and the Championship Meet on Saturday was just what they needed for an extra boost in confidence. Several of the swimmers placed well during the meet.

Six and under boys: Ayden Dong placed seventh in 25 meter backstroke and fourth in 25 meter freestyle.

Eight and under boys: Ryan Jiang placed fourth in 25 meter backstroke and fourth in 25 meter freestyle. Brandon Dong placed sixth in the 25 meter backstroke and sixth in the 25 meter freestyle.

Eight and under girls: Savannah Levering placed seventh in the 25 meter backstroke and fifth in the 100 meter IM.

10 and under boys: Brenden Ricker placed sixth in 200 IM, fourth in the 50 meter backstroke, first in the 50 meter breaststroke, and third in the 100 meter IM.

12 and under girls: Ranessa Ricker placed eighth in the 100 meter butterfly, fifth in the 200 meter IM, and sixth in the 400 meter freestyle. Allison Bates placed fourth in the 50 meter butterfly, and sixth in the 100 meter IM.

14 and under girls: Tabitha Levering placed eighth in the 50 meter butterfly, eighth in the 50 meter breaststroke, and fourth in the 100 meter breaststroke.

14 and under boys: Caleb Bowers placed third in the 100 meter freestyle, second in the 50 meter freestyle, sixth in the 50 meter butterfly, and fourth in the 50 meter backstroke. Matthew Nance placed seventh in the 50 meter backstroke and seventh in the 100 meter breaststroke.

Senior Girls: Lilly Garrett placed sixth in the 100 meter butterfly, fifth in the 100 meter breaststroke, and third in the 50 meter butterfly.

Senior Boys: Ian Garrett placed fourth in the 100 meter butterfly, fifth in the 100 meter breaststroke, sixth in the 100 meter freestyle, and fifth in the 50 meter freestyle. Brad Bates placed third in the 100 meter butterfly eighth in the 100 meter breaststroke, and fourth in the 100 meter freestyle.

Congratulations to all the swimmers and good luck to those headed to the Junior Olympics in Houston, Texas.

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