Carbon swimmers keep getting faster
On January thirteenth Carbon high swim team traveled to Uintah for a dual swim meet.
"We knew this would be a tough meet as Uintah has a strong team this year," said Carbon coach Kamra Davis.
The girls started the meet off strong by placing first in the two hundred medley relay. In the girls two hundred free, Carbon came away with Jill Malone in second, Aysha Black third and Heather Bone fourth.
In the two hundred IM Megan Barnett took second for the girls and for the boys Dallen Garvin placed first by out swimming the second place competitor by ten seconds. Randy Slane took third in the event.
In the fifty freeÂ for the girls Nannie Lowe placed third, and Kim Callaway placed fourth. For the boys Terrence Henrie took third. In the girls five hundred free Jill Malone took first beatingÂ all swimmers by thirty seconds. Kim Callaway took second, this was the first time she had ever swam this event and did a great job, said Davis. The girls two hundred free relay brought home second and third, with the boys relay finishing third.
In the girls one hundred back Megan Barnett took second, and also taking second for the boys was Tim Neilson. In the one hundred breaststroke Kenzie Mantz placed second and Chrissy Cox third, and in the last event of the day both girls and boys four hundred free relay took second and third. The final score was Uintah 73, Carbon 69, for the girls and Uintah 129 Carbon 44 for the boys.
On January fifteenth Carbon swim team hosted a meet against South Summit. The first event of the night was an exciting one with Carbon finishing behind South summit and placing second by four one hundredth'sÂ of a second. Then the Carbon boys finished first and second in their relays, In the girls two hundred free Jill Malone took first and Heather Bone took second as she has been very impressive lately.
"When she tried out for the team she didn't know how to swim, but I will not cut anyone from the team," said Davis. "I would rather teach them. She has picked up the strokes fast and is getting better every timeÂ she gets in the water and has a lot of determination." In the boys two hundred free Brett Davis took first and Ryan Slane took second.
The girls two hundred IM had Megan Barnett taking first and Chrissy Cox second. The boy's Tim Neilson took first and Randy Slane second. In the fifty free, Erica Perkins placed second and Kenzie Mantz third. For the boys, Terrence Henrie finished second with only four tenths of a second in front of him.
"It was an exciting race with every one cheering," commented the Carbon coach.
In the boys one hundred fly, Dallen Garvin took first and Randy Slane second. In the girls one hundred free Jill Malone took second and Kim Callaway took third. "She is swimming really well this year," said Davis. "She has taken twenty one seconds off her time in this event." For the boys it was Brett Davis taking second and Kyle Hicken in third.
In the girls one hundred back, Megan Barnett finished first with the next competitor twenty one seconds behind her, which is about one full length of the pool. For the boys back Tim Neilson took first and Kaeden KulowÂ took second.
In the girls one hundred breaststroke, Kenzie Manz took second, getting her best time. "She has taken thirty two seconds off her time since the first of the season," commented Davis. For the boys it was Jed Prettyman in first and Toby Prettyman in second. "Both boys have shown a lotÂ of improvementÂ in this event this year," said the Carbon coach. The meet ended with the Carbon girls and boys taking first and second in the four hundred free relay. The final scores were Carbon girls 78, South Summit 43 and Carbon boys 92, SouthÂ Summit 12. Region will be Jan. 24.