Barracudas Take Bronze in Season Opener
June 8, 2022
The Big Sandy Barracudas are back in the pool this season, swimming their first meet this weekend in Harlem. Under the direction of coaches Travis Baumann and Cam Schwarzbach, 19 Barracudas competed this weekend, with Henry Merrill and D'Aree Sunchild winning high point swimmer awards.
Merrill swept his events, winning the 50 yard free, the 100 yard free, and the 50 yard butterfly. Sunchild won the 25 year free, placed 3rd in the 50 yard free and second in the 25 yard backstroke. Daisy LaBuda and Mackenzie Werk each tossed in 38 individual points. LaBuda brought home a first place finish in the 50 yard fly and Werk raced to a first place finish in the 50 yard back.
Swimming for their first time as Barracudas were Waylon Myers, JaiLeaina Parker, Jewell Parker, Kayden Parker and Elijah Sherburn.
The Barracudas will travel to Shelby this weekend for their first western division meet of the season.
Relay results: Girls 8U 100 free - 1st (Velia Demontiney, Dorthea Merrill, JaiLeaina Parker, Jewell Parker); Boys 9-10 100 free - 1st (H. Merrill, T. Ketchum, J. Demontiney, L. Myers); Girls 11-12 200 medley - 1st (H. LaBuda, Daijalin Sunchild, M. Werk, D'Aree Sunchild)
Individual results: 8 - under: Velia Demontiney: 25 free - 15th, 50 free - 15th; Dorthea Merrill: 25 free - 13th, 50 free - 5th; JaiLeaina Parker: 25 free - 10th, 50 free - 10th; Jewell Parker: 25 free - 17th, 50 free - 16th; D'Aree Sunchild: 25 free - 1st, 50 free - 3rd, 25 back - 2nd;
8 - under: Waylon Myers: 25 free - 9th; Kayden Parker: 25 free - 11th; Elijah Sherburn: 25 free - 7th, 50 free - 6th; Girls 9-10: Mackenzie Werk: 50 free - 2nd, 100 free - 2nd, 100 back - 1st; Boys 9-10: Joseph Demontiney: 50 free - 4th, 100 free - 5th, 50 back - 3rd; T'Gan Ketchum: 50 free - 6th, 100 free - 4th, 50 back - 4th; Henry Merrill: 50 free - 1st, 100 free - 1st, 50 fly - 1st; Levon Myers: 50 free - 8th, 100 free - 7th, 50 back - 6th; Girls 11-12: Harley Labuda: 200 IM - 4th, 50 free - 2nd, 50 breast - 4th; Daijalin Sunchild: 50 free - 9th, 50 breast - 7th, 50 back - 4th; Girls 13-14: Heather Sherburn: 50 free - 11th, 100 free - 10th; Boys 13-14: Eyon Sherburn: 50 free - 6th, 100 free - 5th, 100 back - 3rd; Dolan Sunchild: 50 free - 7th, 100 free - 6th, 100 back - 2nd; Girls 15-19: Daisy LaBuda: 50 free -2nd, 100 free - 2nd, 50 fly - 1st