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Emery and Carbon swim began December at the Richfield Invitational in competition with Grantsville, Gunnison, North Sevier, Union and Richfield over the weekend.
In the girls’ division, winners of events went back and forth between Carbon and Emery throughout the day. Emery’s girls’ relay held off Carbon in the 200 medley when they placed first and second, respectively, in the event. Lady Dino Nicole Swasey took the 200 IM while Emery’s Tyrca Jaramillo finished second. Kaelee Hooley (EHS) won the 100 butterfly and 50 free, topping second place Megan Swasey (CHS) in the latter. Swasey exacted revenge against second place Alexis Johansen (EHS), winning the 100 backstroke. Haley Guymon (EHS) then finished first in the 100 breaststroke. In a close meet, Emery took home first place over second place Carbon in the girls’ division, 258-234.
In the boys’ competition, Emery’s boys’ relay won the 200 medley and 200 free. Keldan Guymon and Deegan Minchey finished first and second, respectively, for Emery in the 200 free. Guymon also won the 100 butterfly while Carbon’s Kinnon Lyman won the 50 free. Ultimately, Emery’s boys’ team won first place in the competition as Carbon finished fifth.
Carbon was missing a portion of their swimmers, which no doubt played into their fifth-place finish. Carbon head coach Allie Chamberlain was proud of the swimmers that participated in the invitational. The Dinos have a busy week as they go against Wasatch Academy at home on Tuesday. They then travel to Castle Dale to take on Emery on Friday and to Moab on Saturday to finish the week.
Emery’s coach Andrea Johansen commented, “I was proud of the swimmers because they were swimming tired. They had great mental toughness and a positive attitude.”
Emery will host Grand, N. Summit and NSPHS on Tuesday before hosting Carbon on Friday.
Emery’s home meet on Tuesday and the meet Friday against Carbon will be streamed live on ETV Channel 10 and online at http://etvnews.com/livesports/emery-high-school/.