Barson raises the bar at Rolling Meadows
Feb 25, 2015 8:58 PM - Jake Barson is the best swimmer Monika Chiappetta has coached in her 17 years on the job at Rolling Meadows. A state point-scorer last year in the 100-yard breaststroke, a two-time Mid-Suburban League champion in the same event and now, after a victory last weekend at Glenbrook North, a sectional champ as well. He's a team record holder in two individual events and is also represented on the team record board on a pair of relays. As a team captain this year, Barson led Rolling Meadows to its first MSL divisional championship in 45 years. For all of that, what Chiappetta appreciates most about her standout senior has nothing whatsoever to do with his ability in the swimming pool.