Spartan Swimmers Take Second and Third at State


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The Emery High School Swim Team traveled to BYU on Thursday to compete against other 2A schools at the state competition. The girls team brought home a third-place finish coming behind Grand County and North Summit while the boys team brought home a second place finish behind North Summit.

A highlight of the meet was the first-place finish by the boys 200-yard freestyle relay team, made up of juniors Nate Gilbert and Daryl Guymon along with sophomore Dakota Wright and Freshman Keldan Guymon. The team finished with a time of 1:38.56, less than 1.00 ahead of second-place finisher Rowland Hall High School.

Several other relay teams contributed to the teams overall second and third place scores. The girl’s 200-yard medley relay team brought home a third place finish (2:16.46) for the Spartans thanks to Madi Allinson, Tarryn Parkins, Lexi Johansen and Kaitlyn Carter.

Wright and Keldan Guymon returned in the 200-yard medley relay along with team members Devin Willson and Garret Stilson to snag a second-place finish and a time of 1:55.50.

Both teams for the 400-yard freestyle relay brought home third-place victories with Carter, Erin Oliverson, Helena Celis and Allinson bringing home a 4:19.84 time for the girls and the boys clocking in at 3:38.82 thanks to Gilbert, Willson, Stilson and Daryl Guymon.

Allinson, besides helping several relay teams score big, brought home a second-place 2:32.65 finish in the 200-yard IM for her final state meet as a Spartan.

Junior Daryl Guymon brought home two third-place victories in the 100-yard butterfly (1:00.52) and in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:08.40.) Fellow junior Stilson brought home a second-place finish for the Spartans with his 5:36.84 time in the 500-yard freestyle.

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