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Carbon Dinos swim past rival Emery Spartans


The Carbon High Dinos hosted their home opener against the Emery Spartans on Tuesday afternoon which saw both the boys and girls teams come out victorious against rival Emery High.

The Carbon girls defeated Emery girls 95-41 and the boys beat the Emery boys 95-65.

"We had a lot of great swims and to be honest it even shocked me," said Carbon coach Kamra Davis. "Being the first meet of the season with most of the kids not swimming since February and half of our team just barely back from other sports, I couldn't be happier with their swims."

Our meet started off with the Girls 200 medley relay with four teams entered it was all Carbon finishing first and second. Boys 200 medley relay with five teams entered also dominated with a first place and third place finish. Starting the individual events was Erica Mantz in the 200 free this is her first time swimming this event and she swam great placing first. Boys 200 free Lance Riche captured first, Next event was a close one but Carbons Aysha Black stole the first place in the 200 I.M. from the Spartan passing her in the last 25 yards of the race. Boys 200 I.M. Brent Keller also captures first place.

In the fastest race of the night we had Paula Gibson swim first in the 50 free with freshman Dakota Noyes touching right after her in second. In a great swim by Dakota Powell he swam away with first in the 50 free slaughtering his personal best. Tatianna Larsen finishes first in the 100 butterfly. Dakota Powell swam another personal best and finished more than eight seconds before the next competitor took first in the 100 butterfly.

In the Girls 100 free Carbon shows no mercy first place belongs to Brittney Willson, and second to her teammate Paula Gibson. Boys 100 free Joel Garff take second. Boys 500 free and the longest event of the night Brent Keller captures another first. In our next relay it was one team from Carbon and one Team from Emery, Carbon girls consisting of Brittney Willson, Lauren Engar, Tatianna Larsen, and Jill Malone finished first by more than 45 seconds over Emery.

In the boys 200 free relay Carbon also is victorious, their team consisting of Thory VanDyke, Zach Prettyman, Dylan Jarrett, and Landon Barr. Carbon girls took control in the 100 back with first belonging to Aysha Black, second is Erica Mantz, and third Dakota Noyes. Boys 100 back was a intense race between Carbons Lance Riche and Emerys Weston Allinson, Allinson was leading until the last 15 yards on the race and Riche kicked it in gear fighting back and just out touching him, their times were only three tenths of a second apart, which brought the crowd to their feet.

A freshman, Heidi Prettyman took second in the 100 breaststroke. Thory VanDyke also took second in the 100 breaststroke. The last relays of the night saw the Carbon girls finish first in front of the next relay by over 30 seconds and in second is also a team from Carbon finishing in front of Emerys team by 40 seconds. For the boys this race has always been a close one between Carbon and Emery but Carbon once again is victorious over the Spartans.

Carbon's next home meet will be Nov. 8 at 3:30 p.m.

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