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The Carbon and Emery swim teams participated in the January Invitational in Cedar City over the weekend. Canyon View High hosted the massive meet that included over 500 swimmers, including participants from two 6A schools and five 4A schools.
While there were many athletes from both Carbon and Emery that competed well in their respective meets, only the athletes that finished in the top 10% of the competition will be highlighted in this article.
In the girls’ 200 medley relay, Emery took second place with Carbon finishing fourth. The Lady Spartans relay also took third in the 400 free. Carbon’s 200 free girls relay team reached the podium with a third place finish. The Emery boys’ relay won the 400 free competition and also found success in the 200 medley relay, finishing third.
Kaelle Hooley (EHS) finished fourth in the 50 and 100 free events, which had over 85 and 110 competitors, respectively. Megan Swasey (CHS) reached the podium when she placed third in the 100 backstroke.
Keldan Guymon (EHS) was the lone Castle Country resident to finish on top in an individual event. He accomplished the feat when he won by over a second in the 200 IM. He also placed second in a nail-biter in the 100 breaststroke, one hundredth of a second behind the winner, Trevor Ames (Layton).
Emery finished fourth and sixth in the girls’ and boys’ team rankings, respectively. Carbon followed Emery in the girls’ rankings, grabbing the fifth place spot, and ended 12 in the boys’ rankings. The Spartans also tied for fourth in the combined team scores behind Cedar City, Uintah and Copper Hills. Carbon finished ninth.