Steamboat Springs The Steamboat Springs Swim Team continued its impressive 2012 swim season during the weekend at the Colorado Western Slope Championships in Grand Junction.
The 8-and-under team was second at the meet, and the 9-and-over team was fifth. Frank Ruppel and Samantha Terranova again led the charge, registering top finishes throughout.
Ruppel continued his impressive summer, picking up five wins, a pair of seconds, a third-place finish and a fourth-place finish. Terranova placed in the top 10 of all her events. She had podium finishes in the 200 freestyle, 400 freestyle, 1,500 freestyle and 200 backstroke.
Other top finishers included Brenden Carta, who was seventh in the 200 breaststroke and sixth in the 200 butterfly. Emily Craig was ninth in the 50 breast, 100 free and 200 IM. She was eighth in the 100 back and fourth in the 50 fly.
Luci Franklin was second in the girls open 1,500 free.
Avery Harrington picked up eight top-10 finishes, including three thirds in the 50 free, 50 breast and 100 breast as well as a second in the 50 fly.
Johnathon Kaminski was fourth in the 50 breast and ninth in the 100 fly.
Parker Kortas was sixth in the 200 breast, fifth in the 50 breast and seventh in the 100 breast.
Taylor Kortas was fifth in the 200 breast and sixth in the 100 breast. Margaret Lichtenfels was eighth in the 200 individual medley and 100 free and sixth in the 100 fly.
Marley Loomis had four top-10 finishes, highlighted by a third in the 1,500 free. Jenna Smith was eighth in the 50 back and 50 fly as well as seventh in the 100 back. Jack Strotbeck was eighth in the 50 back and 100 back as well as sixth in the 100 fly and seventh in the 100 breast.
Anna Terranova was fourth in the 50 breast and third in the 100 breast.
Tyler Terranova had a pair of sevenths in the 200 free and 400 free as well as a ninth in the 200 IM.
Lucy Wilson was seventh in the 50 free.
In the younger divisions, Kendall Harrington was first in the 100 free. Riley Jacobs was fifth in the 25 back while Saige Lottes was seventh in the 50 free.
Isabella O’Reilly had three top-10 finishes, highlighted by a fifth in the 100 free.
Samantha Terranova and Ruppel will compete this weekend at the Colorado Longcourse State Meet at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.
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