By Anna Bryner
The Carbon High swim team hosted Grand at home on Saturday. Overall, Carbon won the meet 195-101. In girls events, Carbon scored 98 points to Grand’s 55 while the Carbon boys won 97-46.
However, head coach Kamra Davis didn’t necessarily view the wins as a victory.
“I was disappointed with the times,” she said. “The Christmas break hurt us.”
Though Carbon dominated the competition because of the large size of the team in comparison to Grand’s, few swimmers met or beat their best times.
To improve, Davis says the team needs lots of “conditioning practices.”
“There are only three meets left for swimmers to try to qualify for state,” she said. “The swimmers need to get focused and work hard in January.”
Despite a struggle to beat times, the team still placed well in several events.
In the 200 medley relay, the Carbon girls team of Addy Olson, Sadie Crompton, Veronica Ibanez and Kaisha Lott finished first in 2:12.86. The Carbon boys team also took first, finishing in 2:05.61. The team was made up of Joseph Keller, Tyson Swasey, Kaden Earl and Jax Kraync
In the girls 200 freestyle, Suparada Chaobol took second, finishing in 2:29.20. Kaylee Johnson finished fourth in 3:07.45. In the boys 200 freestyle, Earl finished first in 2:32.46 with teammate Will Laursen just behind in second with 2:36.20.
In the 200 individual medley, Ibanez finished first for the girls in 2:43.14. Swasey finished first for the boys in 2:29.03 while Harry Torgerson finished second in 2:59.62.
The team saw several swimmers compete in the 50 freestyle. Carbon snatched the first five finishes in the girls event. Crompton finished first in 29.81, Olson finished second in 30.02, Susannah Ohlwiler finished third in 30.41, Lott finished fourth in 30.55 and Dakota Noyes finished fifth in 31.19. In the boys event, Carbon also had the top five finishers. Keller finished first in 24.63, Robby Jewkes finished second in 29.01, Kraync finished third in 30.37, Josh McCourt finished fourth in 30.43 and Dalton Latimer finished fifth in 30.71.
In the 100 butterfly, the Carbon girls team saw second and third place finishes as Ibanez finished second in 1:14.95 and Heidi Prettyman finished third in 1:30.91. In the boys 100 butterfly, Kaden Earl finished second in 1:30.16.
In the girls 100 freestyle, Carbon once again had many swimmers compete and four of the top five finishers were from Carbon. Chaobol finished first in 1:05.23, Ohlwiler finished second in 1:09.55, Noyes finished fourth in 1:14.23 and Johnson finished fifth in 1:18.52. The boys 100 freestyle was a similar story, as four of the top five finishers were again from Carbon. Swasey finished first in 57.49, Jewkes finished second in 1:06.02, Kraync finished third in 1:08.68 and Latimer finished fourth in 1:14.73.
The 500 freestyle saw a second place finish from Ali Heath for the girls team as Heath finished in 8:30.23. In the boys 500 freestyle, Laursen finished second in 7:19.90.
In the 200 freestyle relay, the Carbon girls took first, finishing in 1:59.97. The team was composed of Chaobol, Lott, Ohlwiler and Crompton. The Carbon boys also saw a first place finish in this event from the B relay team after the A relay team was disqualified for an early takeoff. The team finished in 2:07.71 and was made up of Oscar Jeppson, Bert McCourt, Josh McCourt and Laursen.
In the girls 100 backstroke, Olson took first in 1:16.29 while Andie Hofer finished third in 1:36.38 and Abby Layton finished right behind Hofer in fourth with a time of 1:37.26. In the boys 100 backstroke, Torgerson finished first in 1:22.22.
In the girls 100 breaststroke, Crompton took first in 1:20.55 while Lott took fourth in 1:24.90 and Prettyman took fifth in 1:29.61. In the boys 100 breaststroke, Keller finished first in 1:15.33 while Kyson Anderson finished third in 1:28.45 and Josh McCourt finished fourth in 1:32.26.
In the final event of the meet, the 400 freestyle relay, Carbon again took first in both the girls and boys events. The girls team finished in 4:36.89 and was made up of Ibanez, Ohlwiler, Prettyman and Chaobol. The boys team finished in 4:32.20 and was composed of Earl, Jewkes, Laursen and Torgerson.
The team travels to Richfield Wednesday for a region meet.