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Carbon swimming takes third, Wasatch meet


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By TERRY WILLIS
Sun Advocate sports reporter

The Carbon swim team traveled to Wasatch for a invitational meet. Both the girls and boys placed third out of six teams.

Coach Kamera Davis talked about the meet, "I knew going in to the meet it would be tough competition. Two of the teams are in the top five in the state. I told our kids to focus on improving their times and their relay times to qualify for state, I am impressed with the results."

In the 200 medley, the girl's team of Megan Barrnett, Kenzie Mantz, Aysha Black, Jill Malone improved their time by four seconds.

The same four girls competed in the 200 free relay. This time they cut eight seconds off their previous time. The four girls in the 400 free relay smashed their time by cutting 14 seconds off.

"The whole meet went the same. We had kids cutting times like crazy," remarked Coach Davis.

Some of the most dramatic drops for the girls were Jenae Wilhemi who cut thirteen seconds in the 200 free. There was Aysha Black, who finished ten seconds faster in the 200 IM and Paula Gibson cutting back three seconds in the 50 free.

"Three seconds may not seem like much, but for the 50 free it is hard to even cut a second off," explained Davis.

Heather Bone crushed her previous time in the 100 back by 15 seconds, Every girl that competed improved their time in at least one of their events.

The boys relay teams followed the girl's example. The 200 medley relay of Tim Neilson, Nick Torres, Dallen Garvin, and Brett Davis shaved a second off of their time.

In the 200 free relay Dallen Garvin, Vaughn Garff, Brandon Gibson, and Davis finished a second faster. The 400 free relay cut off six seconds with swimmer's Garvin, Lance Riche, Gibson, and Davis.

In their individual events Lance Riche swam the 200 free for the first time. He swam the fastest time for Carbon this year.

Ozzy Pullancut off four seconds from his previous time in the 50 free and six seconds on his 100 free.

Landon Barr dropped three seconds on the 50 free and seven seconds in the 100 free. Garvin took second over all in the 100 fly. He improved his time and is ranked twelfth in the state of Utah 3A schools. Zack Prettyman took five seconds off in the100 breast.

Coach Davis finished up with, "Every meet our swimmers are improving. They should be proud of the work they do."

The teams will be traveling to Emery, Wednesday, Nov. 18 and then to Delta on Nov. 20 to compete.

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