On Dec. 6, the Carbon swim team traveled to Uintah to compete in an invitational meet. Both girls and boys placed third out of six teams.
Carbon got off to a slow start as both medley relay teams fell to fourth and sixth place finish. After that, Veronica Ibanez showed her team they could be just as competitive as any other by placing second in the 200 free. She also captured the Dino girls top time for the season at 2:20.50.
Lauren Engar kept the momentum going with a third place finish in the 200 individual medley and a personal best time of 2:39.04. Joseph Keller also took third in the 200 IM.
In the 50 free, Brittney Willson grabbed third place and Addy Olson placed fourth. In the 100 fly, Ibanez captured third place.
The girls 100 freestyle race found Willson in third place and Engar in fourth. Joel Garff had an outstanding race in his 100 free, finishing first with a personal best time of 53.60. “I have been coaching for six years and this is the fastest any of my swimmers have ever swam the 100 free,” explained coach Kamera Davis. “It was exciting.”
Olson completed her best time of 6:55.78 in the girls 500 free and finished in fourth place. The girls 200 free relay team captured a second place finish with their best time of 1:57.02. The team is comprised of Engar, Olson, Ibanez and Willson.
Keller, Atwood, Garff and Kaden Earl made up the boys 200 free relay team and placed third at the invitational.
Keller swam a great race in the 100 backstroke by finishing in third place. Sadie Crompton placed fourth in the girls 100 breaststroke and Garff also placed fourth in the boys 100 breaststroke.
The Carbon girls 400 free relay team comprised of Engar, Olson, Ibanez and Willson finished in third place.
In the final race of the night, the Carbon boys 400 free relay team placed first. The Dinos came back from fourth place in the third leg of the race. They surpassed a strong Uintah team and number one ranked Logan in order to capture the top time. In the end, the relay team improved their time by 12 seconds.
The first place team was comprised of Keller, Atwood, Earl and Garff.