Carbon swimmers come out strong against Emery
The Carbon swim team traveled to Emery for their first dual meet with the Spartans. The Dinos dominated most events. The final score for the girls was Carbon 97- Emery 60. For the boys it was Carbon 126- Emery 30.
The Carbon girl's 200 medley relay of Megan Barnett, Kenzie Mantz, Aysha Black, and Kim Callaway finished 12 seconds ahead of the other competitors. Both the Dino boy's 200 medley relay A and B teams finished first and second respectively.
The A team consisted of Lance Riche, Toby Prettyman, Dallen Garvin, and Brett Davis. Swimming on B relay was Tim Neilson, Zach Prettyman, Nick Torres, and Jade Powell.
Carbon's Jill Malone grabbed first in the 200 free with Jill Fincher not far behind in second. The Carbon boys had Toby Prettyman touch first. Dakota Powell was second and Ozzy Pullan rounded out third place.
In the girl's 200 IM Barnett and Mantz ended second and third. For the boy's Davis crushed the field with his first place finish. He was 17 seconds in front of team mate Nick Torres with in Neilson in third. The 50 free had Carbon's Black in first, Paula Gibson was fourth, Callaway in fifth, Ashley Noyes ended ninth, and Katie Torres touched 11th.
In the boy's 50 free all but one swimmer improved their time. Garvin was first, just touching the wall ahead of Vaughn Garff by a half second. Powell finished third, Jordan Pinedo was sixth, Daulton Nelson in eighth, Jethrow Jeong was 10th, Nick Hansen was 11th, Jake Carpenter was 12th, Sam Perkins was 14th, Jake Allred was 15th, and Austin Martinez ended 16th.
Aysha Black swam a beautiful butterfly taking first with a great time. Heather Bone ended in second and Jill Malone was fourth. Dallen Garvin was first in the 100 fly. Torres finished second in the fly.
Coach Kamera Davis commented on Garvin's effort, "What an amazing butterflier. He makes it look effortless."
The girl's 100 freestyle was close the whole time but in the end Malone prevailed while her teammates Noyes and Katie Torres rounded out the field with fourth and fifth place.
The boys 100 free was just as exciting, not with the opposing team, but between teammates Lance Riche and Vaughn Garff . Riche was victorious but only by four tenths of a second. Third place went to Carbon's Jade Powell. Dakota Powell finished sixth, Daulton Nelson in eighth, Carpenter in ninth, Hansen in 11th, Martinez in 13th, and Jeong with 14th.
In the meets longest event Jenae Wilhemi captured second. She cut 26 seconds off her previous time, Callaway was in third and Chrissy Cox fourth.
Toby Prettyman swam his best this season and took first. He lapped the rest of the field. Pullan pulled in second with Pinedo in third. Those two were only separated by one tenth of a second.
Carbon girls took second and third and the boys took first, third and fourth in the 200 free relay. In the girl's 100 back Barnett glided her way to first with teammate Bone in second. For the boy's 100 back, with Riche took first while Tim Neilson was barely out touched to end up third.
No one could touch first place Mantz in the girl's 100 breaststroke. Teammate, Lizethe Pendleton swam an amazing race to finish third. For the boy's 100 breaststroke it was Davis in first, Zach Prettyman third and Jake Allred fourth.
The last relay was again the most exciting. Carbon's girls team blew the competition out of the water with Callaway, Barnett, Malone, and Black.
The boys also dominated with relay team A of Riche, Toby Prettyman, Garff, Davis. Relay team B with Neilson, Dakota Powell, Pinedo and Jade Powell were in second. Relay team C with Martinez, Carpenter, Hansen, and Pullan.
"This was a great meet. Thank you to all that made the trip to support us. I don't know if the public is aware that we have 40 kids on our team this year. Of them only 17 are returning swimmers. Most of the new swimmers have never swam before. We have spent a lot of time teaching basic fundamentals and technique. These kids have picked them up quickly. I had a couple of seniors remark that if they don't watch out those freshman are going to pass them. That means a lot to Stu and I," said Coach Davis.