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Carbon swimmers lower times

Carbon's Kim Callaway competing at Tooele.

Sun Advocate sports reporter

Last weekend, the Carbon swim team traveled to Tooele for an invitational swim meet. Carbon swam against mostly 5 and 4 A teams. They still managed to score 130 points and end up10th out of 11 teams.

Carbon started off the meet slow with Dino swimmers not at their best.

"I was really worried." remarked Coach Kamara Davis.

On Friday in the 200 free Brett Davis pulled his best time finishing 14th out of 34. In the 50 free Carbon girls kicked it into gear. All but one girl improved their times. There were 54 swimmers in this event. Kenzie Mantz finished 20th, Paula Gibson 25th, Kim Callaway 33rd, Lizehte Pendleton was 39th, and Ashley Noyes ended in 50th.

The boy's 50 free had even more competition with 74 swimmers in the race. Dallen Garvin secured 23rd, Brandon Gibson ended 27th, Vaughn Garff was 30th, Jade Powell 39th, Daulton Nelson 42nd, Jordan Pinedo at 59, Zack Prettyman at 62nd and Dylan Jarrett finished 66th.

The 100 butterfly was a strong race for the Dinos. Aysha Black grabbed 14th and Megan Barnett finished 16th. For the boy's Garvin took 9th, Nick Torres was 25th and Dakota Powell 26th.

Carbon swimmers came alive the next day starting with the 100 free. All three of the Dino girls swimmers crushed their previous time. The two most impressive were Black and Jill Malone who finished very close to each other. One swam it in 1:09.68 and the other finished it in a 1:09.79.

The boys swam the event just as well. Out of the 10 Carbon swimmers, all but two had best times. Dino top swimmer in the race was Davis.

In the 200 free the girls swam great finishing sixth out of 15 teams and posting a best time.Freshman Lance Riche swam his best backstroke this season as ended 23rd.

Mantz also had a season best and grabbed 14th for the breaststroke. Pendleton swam four seconds faster then her best, finishing 21st.

All of the Carbon boys posted their best times for breaststroke. Torres took 25th, Zack Prettyman was 28th.

"He beat his big brother and made sure he knew it." added Coach Davis about Prettyman's performance.

Older brother, Toby Prettyman finished 33rd and was a great sport as he congratulated his younger brother.

In the final race of the day the Carbon boys, swimming hard, took eighth place. It was not their best time for the season though.

Their next meet will be January 9 in Odgen.

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