Aspen Speedos dominate at home meet
The Aspen Speedos protected their home waters last weekend — in dominating fashion.
The Aspen junior swim team won top team honors and led in the individual events at the annual Aspen Invitational, staged at the pool at the Aspen Recreation Center (ARC).
The customary large crowd of swimmers, parents and supporters jammed the pool complex for two days of junior swim races.
The Speedos were led by the young swimmers and the veteran swimmers.
Among the younger group, Eddie Zane and Pen White were the top point-scorers at the Aspen meet.
Among the older swimmers, Maddie Mechling and Everett Olson set the pace for the Speedos with perfect first-place finishes in all of their races.
Mechling, 14, won her 13-14 age group in the 100 back, the 100 breast, the 100 butterfly, the 100 freestyle, the 200 back, the 200 free, the 200 individual medley, the 50 free and the 500 free — 9 for 9.
Aspen teammate Olson, also 14, won the 500 free, the 50 free, the 200 IM, the 200 free, the 200 back, the 100 IM, the 100 fly and the 100 back.
Charlie Mechling had a similarly domination performance. The 17-year-old won the 200 IM and the 200 freestyle. She was second in the 100 fly, the 100 free, the 200 breast, the 200 IM and the 50 free.
Eddie Zane, 9, raced in the 10-and-under division winning the 100 fly, the 100 free the 50 fly and the 50 free. He was second in the 100 back, the 100 breast, the 200 IM and the 50 breast.
Pen White, 8, won the 25 butterfly and the 25 back.
She was second in the 50 fly and 50 back, and she was third in the 25 breast and 50 breast.
Gavin Boggs of the Speedos, 8, won the 100 IM, the 200 free, the 200 IM, the 500 free, the 50 breast and the 50 free, He was second in the 50 back and 50 free. And he was third in the 100 free. He competed in the 8-and-under in some races and in the 10-and-under in the other races.
Mahaila Bouman of the Speeos won three races and was second in two more. She was second the 50 free and second in the 25 fly.
She won the 25 breast, the 25 free and the 50 breast at the home meet. She’s 8.
Davy Brown, 15, won seven races for the Speedos — 100 back, 100 breast, 100 free, 200 back, 200 IM, 400 IM and 50 free.
Ten-year-old Gracie Brown won the 200 free and the 200 IM in the 10-and-unders.
Nathan Cherry, 14, was a two-event winner — 200 breast and 400 IM.
Siena Ettlinger, 6, won three races last weekend. She won the 25 breast, the 25 fly and the 25 free.
Emily Kinney, 12, won the 100 breast and the 200 breast.
Owen McLernon, 12, was a three-event winner in Aspen. He won his age division in the 100 fly, the 200 free and the 50 free.
Whitney McManus won the 25 back among the 6-and-unders.
Cole Petersen, 15, won two races and finished second in four other events. He also was third in two races.
Kayla Tehrani, 12, won the 50 back, the 200 free and the 200 back last weekend. She was second in the 100 back, the 100 breast, the 100 fly, the 200 breast, the 200 free and the 500 free.
Harry Valentine-Wilson won four events last weekend and was second in three more. He’s 12.
Shea Card collected seven second-place finishes in the 12-14 division. He’s 13.
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