Carbon swimmers use home pool on way to success
Carbon girls continue unbeaten streak since November; Boys take split against Richfield and Grand
The Carbon High swim teams used the home pool to their advantage coming away with a win on Friday afternoon.
The Carbon girls kept their winning streak going with picking up wins against Richfield and Grand. Their one and only loss came in a duel match on Nov. 8 against Spanish Fork.
On Friday Carbon swam against Grand and Region competitor Richfield. The Carbon girls defeated Richfield 86-84 and Grand 101-62.
The Carbon boys split their matches, winning against Grand 79-53 while losing to Richfield 102-62.
"Even though we had a win this was not a good meet for Carbon," accoding to Carbon High swimming coach Kamra Davis. "We have a lot of work to do before Region on Jan. 30."
The team started the meet out very weak placing 3rd in the girls 200 medley relay and 4th in the boys medley relay. In the Girls 200 free Veronica Ibanez showed her team she was ready to turn this meet around placing 1st.
Boys 200 free had Ryan Atwood in 2nd place with his best time of 2:27.89. 200 individual medley was next Carbon girls held strong finishing 2nd Lauren Engar, 3rd Addy Olson, and 4th Susannah Ohlwiler. Brittney Willson brought home a 2nd in the 50 free. Joel Garff having a great season easily captured 1st in his 50 free. 100 butterfly created a problem for the Dinos girls only placeing 3rd And 4th and boys in 5th with 2 Disqualifications.
Girls 100 free had Willson again in 2nd and Garff in 1st. The 500 free Veronica Ibanez over powering her competition winning by a lap of the pool and her best time of 6:23.64. Carbon 200 free relays had Girls in 2nd and boys in 1st.
The Girls gained some well needed points in the 100 backstroke placing behind Grand is Susannah Ohlwiler in 2nd, Tavery Larsen in 3rd, and Andie Hofer in 5th. Boys 100 back Joseph Keller places 2nd.
In the girls 100 breaststroke Sadie Crompton Placed 3rd and Addy Olsen in 6th. Connor Holyoak pulling out a 3rd place finish for the boys.
For the girls it came down to the last event the win was already captured against Grand but Richfield was leading us by 4 we would need to beat richfields A team and our B team would have to beat their B team knowing this the girls gave it everything they had placing 1st over all by 20 seconds now it was up to the B team to finish it off and they beat Richfields team by 59 seconds.
Boys relay team was ranked 1st going into this event but not swimming their best ended up in 2nd place. It will be back to the pool on Monday, Davis said, noting the team has a lot of things to work on have a lot of things to work on if they want to have any chance at region
"We need to fix their stokes and turns, but I'm up for the challenge," Davis said.
The Carbon High swim teams will be swimming against Emery on Jan. 16 at the Price City Wave Pool complex.