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Carbon swimming starts season

Sun Advocate sports reporter

The Carbon High swim team has launched their season with a duel meet in Vernal last Tuesday.

The girls team came out on top with a 101-51 win over Uintah. The Boys team was not as fortunate and lost 49-115.

Starting out the meet, the Carbon girls relay teams finished second and third, only a second behind Uintah.

In the first individual event, the 200 free, Carbon girls took it all.

First place went to Jill Malone, second to Heather Bone and in third was Jill Fincher. For the boys, Brett Davis grabbed second, Toby Prettyman was third and Jordan Pinedo finished fifth.

In the 200 IM, Aysha Black was second, Kim Callaway finished third and Paula Gibson brought home fourth. In the 50 free, Kenzie Mantz took charge finishing first with fellow teammate Caitlin Patterson taking second and Brianne Ewan finishing fourth. Vaughn Garff placed fourth while Brandon Gibson took sixth in the boys 50 free,.

The Carbon girls dominated the 100 butterfly. Megan Barnett grabbed first and Jenae Wilhemi was second.

In the boys 100 butterfly Dallen Garvin had a strong showing with a second place finish. In the 100 free, both the Carbon girls and boys ended strong. Kim Callaway and Brett Davis each finished second.

In the longest event of the day, the 500 meter, Malone took first and Bone followed with second. Toby Prettyman picked up fourth for the Dino boys.

In the boys 100 back it was Carbon boys dominating the field in a very close race. Freshman Lance Riche barely finished first over teammate Tim Neilson. He won by 13 hundreds of a second. Also in a close race, Mantz pulled ahead with 10 yards to go to win the girls 100 breaststroke. Black garnered third and Paula Gibson finished fourth.

The boys breaststroke saw Nick Torres taking third and Brandon Gibson fifth.

For the last event, the 400 free relay, the Carbon girls were victorious. They took first and second. The boys placed second and third in the same distance.

"Our first meet was successful!"said coach Kamera Davis. "It helped get the nerves out of all our new swimmers. I'm excited to see how well they swim now that they will have their first meet out of the way.

The swim team will be at home Thursday, Oct. 29 against Uintah and Richfield.

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