Carbon High swimming team battles tough competition at Uintah Invitational
The Carbon High swim team traveled to Uintah for a Invitational on Dec. 6 with both the boys and girls teams taking third place finishes.
Carbon High head coach Kamera Davis said the Dinos had a slow start with both their medley relay teams falling to a fourth and sixth place finish. That didn't last long next was the 200 free and Veronica Ibanez showed her team how they could be just as competitive as any other swimmer there placing 2nd in the 200 free and getting the top time for the dino girls this season of 2:20.50.
Lauren Engar kept the momentum of up with a 3rd place in the 200 I.M. and her best time of 2:39.04. Joseph Keller also placed third in the 200 I.M. In the 50 free we had Brittney Willson finished 3rd and Addy Olson took 4th. In the 100 fly Ibanez captured 3rd place. Girls 100 free had Willson finish in 3rd and Engar in 4th. Joel Garff had an outstanding race in his 100 free finishing in 1st and getting his best time of 53.60.
"I have been coaching for six years and this is the fastest any of my swimmers have ever swam the 100 free," said Davis. "It was exciting."
In the Girls 500 free Olson swam her best time of 6:55.78 taking off four seconds and ending in 4th place. In the Girls 200 free relay, the team consisting of Engar, Olson, Ibanez, and Willson captured a second place finish and a best time of 1:57.02. In the boys 200 free relay the team made up of Keller, Atwood, Earl, and Garff took third place. Joseph Keller swam a great race finishing the 100 back in 3rd. Sadie Crompton placed 4th in her 100 breaststroke.
Joel Garff also placed 4th in the 100 breaststroke. Carbon girls 400 free relay Engar, Olson, Ibanez, and Willson finish their meet in 3rd place. In the last race of the night Carbon Boys 400 free relay consisting of Keller, Atwood, Earl, and Garff start out the first leg in fourth then the second leg in ending in fourth then the third leg moving into third passing a strong Uintah team as Garff dove in he was determined to catch his team up after the first 2 lengths he had passed the #2 team from Logan, and was gaining on Logans #1 team Carbon ended in 1st place and improved their time by 12 seconds.
This article was written by CHS swim coach Kamera Davis