Barracudas earn President's Trophy at league championshp swim meetBy: Staff Report
The Broadstone Barracudas capped off its third straight 5-2 season with a successful showing at the Suburban Swim League (SSL) championship swim meet held at Sierra College in Rocklin July 24-26.
The Barracudas finished the dual-meet portion of the season in third place, behind the El Dorado Hills Taz and Park Terrace Penguins. At the championship meet, the team placed fourth out of eight teams and also earned the league’s President’s Cup, awarded to the team with the highest "splash efficiency" (the highest ratio of points earned to splashes).
At the championship, Eric Thomure (11-12 boys) was the highest point earner in the 11-12 boys division and the fourth-highest among all swimmers with 50 points. Other high-point award winners in their age groups included Jackson Baker (9-10 boys, 42 points, second place); Avery Dean (7-8 girls, 34 points, second); Parker Gordon (13-14 girls, 22.5 points, third); Emma Kroencke (15-16 girls, 45 points, second); and Jordan Maestre (11-12 boys, 43 points, second).
The Barracudas’ 9-10 boys and 11-12 boys divisions outscored all other opponents to place first.
“The icing on the cake this year was the President’s Cup, which awards a team for quality, efficiency and more purposeful swimming,” Broadstone Head Coach Brian Heise said. “These virtues are something I tell our swimmers to work on all the time.”
Below are the Broadstone swimmers who swam in the “A finals” (top-10 from prelim races) and “A relays” in the meet, earning points for the Barracudas.
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Katie Whaley took eighth in 25-yard back and Jessica Johnson finished seventh in 25-yard free. For the boys, Max Gonsalves and Jake Farfan placed second and seventh, respectively, in 25-yard free. In the mixed 6-&-under free relay, the team of Farfan, JoeJoe Rosendahl, Johnson and Gonsalves placed fourth.
Avery Dean had four top-10 finishes. She won the 25 back and 25 free, placed seventh in 25 breaststroke and third in 25 fly. Myella Garcia placed third in 25 breaststroke. Tiana Gatchalian, Garcia, Dean and Samantha Pitzer finished third in the 100-yard medley relay, and the team of Sofie Roberts, Garcia, Pitzer and Dean finished fourth in the 100-yard free relay.
Matus Vecera was ninth in 25 back, fifth in 50 free and sixth in 25 breast stroke. Lars Osen placed third in 50 free and sixth in 25 fly. The team of Vecera, Michael Nicosia, Osen and Luke Gonsalves placed fourth in the 100-yard medley relay, while Osen, Gonsalves, Brendan Farfan and Vecera took fourth in the 100-yard free relay.
Julia Blount finished sixth in the 25 back. Megan Gover placed tenth in the 25 free. In the 50 free, Jillian Trimarche, Sydney Salas and Julia Blount finished fourth, seventh and tenth. In the 25 breaststroke, Trimarche and Gover finished third and sixth.
The team of Salas, Gover, Trimarche and Nina Lopes placed fourth in the 100-yard medley relay, while Salas, Lopes, Blount and Trimarche finished third in the 100-yard free relay.
Jackson Baker and Drew Dillard placed third and eighth, respectively, in the 100 individual medley (IM). In the 25 back, Cayden Pitzer finished second, while Baker took third and Peyton Crawford finished ninth. In the 50 free, Baker, Pitzer and Dillard placed third, fourth and sixth, respectively. Baker won the 25 breaststroke, while Dillard and Pitzer took sixth and eighth. Pitzer and Baker took third and fourth in the 25 fly.
Crawford, Baker, Pitzer and Dillard won the 100-yard medley relay, and the same group placed second in the 200-yard freestyle relay.
Maggie Lam had five top-10 finishes. She placed third in the 100 IM, sixth in 50 back, fourth in 100 free, tenth in 50 breaststroke and seventh in 50 fly.
The team of Lam, Jillian Keegan, Amanda Siy and Madeline Baker took sixth in the 200 medley relay, while Keegan, Alyssa Montalvo, Baker and Lam placed seventh in the 200 free relay.
For the boys, Eric Thomure won the 100 IM, 50 back and 50 free, placed third in 50 breaststroke and second in 50 fly. Jordan Maestre took second in the 100 IM, fourth in 50 back, fourth in 100 free, second in 50 breaststroke and first in 50 fly.
Other top 10 finalists: Tyler Nguyen placed ninth in 100 IM, tenth in 50 back and seventh in 50 breaststroke. Pierson Diehl finished tenth in the IM and ninth in 100 free. Parker Doherty placed ninth in 50 back and tenth in 50 free. Jack Carpenter finished sixth in 50 free and eighth in 50 fly. Blake Mangels placed fourth in 50 breaststroke.
The team of Thomure, Nguyen, Carpenter and Maestre finished second in both the 200 medley relay and 200 free relay.
Parker Gordon, Megan Baker and Marisa Ritchie had numerous top-10 finishes. Gordon tied for sixth in 100 IM, placed seventh in 50 back, second in 50 free and sixth in 50 fly. Baker finished tenth in 100 IM, eighth in 50 back, third in 100 free and eighth in 50 fly. Ritchie took fifth in 100 IM, sixth in 100 free and fifth in 50 breast.
Jorden Miller was eighth in 100 IM and third in 50 fly. Jadyn Shaw and Jenna Getz placed eighth and ninth in 50 free. Emma Maccoux earned a tenth place finish in 100 free.
The team of Gordon, Ritchie, Baker and Getz finished third in the 200 medley relay, while Baker, Shaw, Gordon and Getz finished third in the 200 free relay.
Thatcher Marshall earned third place in 50 free and tenth place in 50 breaststroke. Lam took sixth in the 50 breaststroke.
Matthew Poon, Lam, Jackson Crawford and Marshall took fifth in the 200 medley relay and in the 200 free relay.
Emma Kroencke had five top-10 finishes, placing second in 100 IM, sixth in the 100 back, first in 50 free, second in 100 breaststroke and first in 50 fly. Brittney Sanders finished fifth in 100 breaststroke.
Sydney Hanzalik also had five top-10 finishes, placing placed fourth in the 100 IM, third in 100 back, third in 100 free, seventh in 100 breaststroke and sixth in 50 fly. Katelyn Peterson took fifth in 50 free, while Danielle Dun placed ninth in 100 free.
Ryan Neil placed fifth in the 100 IM, ninth in 100 back, fourth in 50 free and sixth in 50 fly. Jonah Maccoux took eighth in 100 free.
For the girls, Hanzalik, Sanders, Kroencke and Peterson finished third in the 200 medley relay. Kroencke, MacKenzie Diehl, Peterson and Hanzalik placed fourth in the 200 free relay.
For the boys, Jonah Maccoux, Carson Hewitt, Neil and Erik Haven finished seventh in the 200 medley relay, while Maccoux, Andrew Greer, Hewitt and Neil placed eighth in the 200 free relay.