Leopard Sharks swim at Ouray

Photo courtesy of Cortez Leopard Sharks

Cortez Leopard Sharks’ swimmer Amanda Kill, left, assistant coach L.J. Lyons; and, swimmers Bryce Baumgarten, Garrett Boren and Sonny Boren, front, pose for the camera, while waiting for the next race to start June 16, in Ouray.

Journal Staff Report

Sonny Boren, 12, led the Cortez Leopard Sharks swimming team at the Ouray Invitational on June 16.

The strapping young lad recorded two fist-place finishes, as well as second- and-third-place times.

Boren won the boys 11-12 50-meter freestyle in 34.14 and claimed victory in the 11-12 100-meter Individual Medley at 1:30.75. He took second in the 11-12 50-butterfly (42.64) and third in the 11-12 50-breaststroke (48.43).

Younger brother Garrett Boren, 11, swam strong, too. He was fourth in the 50-meter backstroke at 48.33 just ahead of teammate Bryce Baumgarten (fifth) in 49.63. Garrett Boren swam to a fifth-place time of 1:44.82 in the 100-IM.

Troy Thomason, 8, placed fifth in the mixed 8-Under 25-free at 26.63.

For the girls, Amanda Kill, 15, was the runner-up in the 15-Older 50-back in 47.28. She also came in third in the 15-Older 50-free, finishing at 39.24.

Kayla Hageman, 13, swam to a fourth-place finish of 44.41 in the 13-14 50-free. Alexx Earley, 11, was fourth in the 11-12 50-breast in a time of 1:04.47.

The Leopard Sharks will be at the Delta County Barracuda Swim Meet inside Bill Heddles Recreation Center, beginning today at 9:30 a.m.

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