Broadstone Barracudas building on successBy: Matt Long, Sports Editor
For the second straight year, the Broadstone Barracudas placed fourth at the Suburban Swim League championship meet, but the team continues to move forward in other areas.
For starters, the team finished the dual-meet portion of the season tied for second place, winning five of their seven dual meets. One of those wins came against Park Terrace, which is the first time the Barracudas have ever beaten the Penguins.
At the championship meet held at Sierra College in Rocklin July 25-27, Cole Huntley became the program’s first high-point winner by outscoring all other swimmers in the 11-12 boys’ division.
Huntley won five events including the 100-yard individual medley, 50-yard backstroke, 50-yard free, 50-yard breast and 50-yard butterfly. Huntley also swam on the winning 200-yard medley relay team.
Other high-point award winners included Megan Baker (11-12 girls), Andrew Rodenberg (7-8 boys), Pierson Diehl (9-10 boys), MacKenzie Diehl (13-14 girls), Sydney Salas (7-8 girls), Drew Dillard (7-8 boys), Ryan Pham (9-10 boys) and Megan Gover (7-8 girls).
Barracuda swimmers in the 7-8 and 11-12 boys’ divisions outscored all other opponents to place first.
“Data aside, what really matters is the camaraderie, the unity and the fellowship the team has created,” coach Brian Heise said. “We are a tight-knit team and this matters more than anything.”
Following are the Broadstone swimmers who earned top-10 finishes in the meet.
Roxanne Sardo placed fourth in the 25-yard freestyle. Lars Osen took fifth in the 25-yard free, while Teddy Rios finished sixth in the 25-yard back.
The 100-yard freestyle relay team of Sardo, Rios, Ella Heuer and Osen placed fourth.
Megan Gover and Sydney Salas led the team, as Gover won the 25-yard breast stroke, placed fourth in the 25-yard butterfly and was seventh in the 25-yard free. Salas placed second in 25-yard backstroke, 50-yard free and 25-yard butterfly. Hunter Gordon took fifth in the 50 free, while Avery Dean was seventh in the 25 backstroke.
Dean, Gover, Gordon and Salas combined to place third in the 100-yard freestyle relay.
For the boys, Andrew Rodenberg and Drew Dillard earned a pair of first-place finishes; Rodenberg winning the 25-yard free and 25-yard butterfly, while Dillard was first to the wall in the 50-yard free and 25-yard breast stroke and was 10th in the 25-yard butterfly. Rodenberg also placed third in the 25-yard back and seventh in the 25-yard breast stroke.
Peyton Crawford placed sixth in the 25 free. Trace Huntley took second in the 25 back and seventh in the 25 free, while Gavin Molloy finished sixth in the 25 back.
Huntley, Dillard, Rodenberg and Crawford teamed up to win the 100-yard medley relay, while Molloy joined Dillard, Rodenberg and Crawford in the 100 free relay, which took second.
Shae Steiner placed seventh in the 25-yard breast stroke.
Pierson Diehl and Ryan Pham led the way, as Diehl won the 50-yard free, placed third in the 100-yard IM, fifth in the 25-yard butterfly and was seventh in the 25-yard back. Pham took second in the 25-yard breast and was fourth in the 25 free and 100 IM. Jackson Baker placed sixth in the 25 free, while Ausie Horn took eighth in the 25 back. Placing 10th were Jake Gover (25 free), Brant Huntley (50 free) and Brandon Ritchie (25 fly).
Horn, Pham, Brandon Ritchie and Diehl placed second in the 100-yard medley relay, while Pham, Baker, Ritchie and Diehl took second in the 200-yard freestyle relay.
Megan Baker won the 100 free and 50 butterfly, placed second in the 50 backstroke and was fifth in the 100 IM to lead the girls. Marisa Ritchie finished fifth in the 50 breast stroke, while Jenna Getz finished eighth in the 50 free and Jadyn Shaw was 10th in the 100 free.
Getz, Shaw, Ritchie and Baker placed third in the 200-yard freestyle relay, while the same group took fourth in the 200-yard medley relay.
For the boys, Cole Huntley won five events, including the 100 IM, 50 backstroke, 50 free, 50 breast and 50 butterfly. Eric Thomure and Jordan Maestre were also busy, as Thomure placed sixth in the 50 back, seventh in the 100 IM, 100 free and 50 breast and was ninth in the 50 fly, while Maestre finished seventh in the 50 fly.
Michael Lam placed third in the 50 breast stroke, while Bradley Pickren ended up ninth in the 100 free and Andrew Baker was 10th in the 50 fly.
Thomure, Lam, Huntley and Maestre combined to win the 200-yard medley relay.
Emma Kroencke, MacKenzie Diehl and Emili Reimers led the team with several top-10 finishes. Kroencke placed third in the 50-yard fly, fourth in the 100-yard IM and fifth in the 100-yard free, while Diehl was fourth in the 50 breast, fifth in the 50 back, sixth in the 100 IM, ninth in the 50 fly and 10th in the 50 free.
Reimers placed first in the 50 free, placed seventh in the 100 IM and was 10th in the 50 back. Jorden Miller placed fifth in the 50 breast, while Parker Gordon was seventh in the 50 free.
Kroencke, Diehl, Gordon and Reimers placed second in the 200-yard freestyle relay, while the same foursome placed third in the 200-yard medley.
For the boys, Ryan Carpenter finished ninth in the 100 free, while Kyle Lopes was 10th in the 50 free.
Brittany Sanders placed sixth in the 100-yard breast stroke, while Makenna Biernat placed 10th in the same event.
For the boys, Ryan Neil and Max Dillard led the way, as Neil placed third in the 100 IM and 100 free, while placing 10th in the 100 back. Dillard placed fifth in the 100 breast, eighth in the 100 IM and ninth in the 100 back and 50 free. Tyler Minney and Jonah Maccoux both placed seventh, respectively, in the 500 free and 100 free.
Katherine Kessler placed fifth in the 100-yard backstroke, eighth in the 50-yard butterfly and ninth in the 50-yard freestyle. Alexandra Greer finished sixth in the 50 free, while Katy Suggs was 10th in the 100 free.
For the boys, Paul Kozel swam second in the 50 freestyle and was fourth in the 50 butterfly. Kozel also placed eighth in the 100 breast stroke and 10th in the 100 IM. Patrick Tehaney had three, seventh-place finishes in the 100 IM, 100 back and 100 free. Chris Kwon also placed 10th in the 50 freestyle.