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Carbon High swim teams continuing to set personal, team best times in competition

Carbon swim team traveled to Emery on Dec. 6 and competed in a close meet with rival Emery High. The Carbon High boys and girls teams came up just short as Carbon girls 133 Emery 137, Carbon boys 127, Emery boys 129. The Entire meet the score jumped back and fourth one race we would be up then they would come back it made for a very intense meet.

In their next meet just two days later against Uintah, Carbon performed very well despite having a smaller team compared to their opponents. Uintah swept the meet against Carbon, with the final scores of Carbon girls 64 Uintah 100 and Carbon boys 59, Uintah 108.

Carbon High swim team coach Kamra Davis said many individual swimmers on the team did very well, improving their times with some looking to be on track to qualify for the state competition in February.

Davis also said the teams were missing some of their stronger swimmers and was worried about the relays. However the team did well and didn't lose any time with the girls team stepping up when they needed to.

One of the biggest drops in time was the boys 400 free relay they dropped more than five seconds and that is huge considering they beat the time that was set for them to get at the end of the season 3:42.03 each swimmers swam his best time Brent Keller 54.25, Joel Garff 58.26, Lance Riche 56.32, and Dakota Powell 53.20.

Assessing the overall performance of the Carbon High swim team so far this season, Davis explained that the team has shown a lot of effort and displayed a determination to become better swimmers.

"I think what made me the proudest (after the Uintah swim meet) is when the coach from the opposing team came to me and said our swimmers are so nice and they all came over and said thanks for having them at the swim meet and shook her hand. They showed get sportsmanship and to me that means more than all firsts in my book," Davis said.

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