Carbon Girls Take Second at State Swimming, Break Three School Records

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The Carbon Dinos swam for the last time this season at the state meet on Thursday, bringing home more school records and impressive times. The girls from Carbon beat all odds and brought home the second place trophy. The boys also swam their best times, coming out in seventh place for the Dinos.

The meet started off strong in the 200 medley relay with Emily Jespersen, Nicole Swasey, Sofia Cormpton and Ashlin Baker teaming up to swim a 2:06.61 for a fourth place finish. The boys were up next and teamed up Tyson Swasey, Kinnon Lyman, Rylan Chamberlain and Jerron Stead. The boys finished in twelve with a time of 1:58.98.

Jespersen swam again in the girls’ 200 free, taking tenth with a time of 2:22.65. Ashlin Baker followed right behind in 11th place and freshman Natale Van Dyke placing 16th overall.

Shannon Baker, Sofia Crompton, Kacee Barrett and Megan Swasey teamed up again in the girls’ 200 free relay and broke their own record, posting a time of 1:48.64 and receiving a third place medal for the Dinos. The boys also received a medal for their fifth place finish. Tyson Swasey, Dallen Tweddell, Kinnon Lyman and Rylan Chamberlain teamed up and received a time of 1:39.16.

Sophomore Kacee Barrett received a medal finish with her swim in the girls’ 200 I.M., posting a time of 2:35.01 for sixth place. Freshman Nicole Swasey also competed in the girls’ 200 I.M., placing 14th with a time of 2:47.14.

Junior Megan Swasey took a fifth place finish for the Dinos in the girls’ 50 free, receiving a medal and a time of 27.09. Senior Shannon Baker followed ensuit, finishing seventh with a time of 27.52. Sophomore Jacee Richards followed, finishing in 13th. Chamberlain also received a fifth place with for the boys in the 50 free with a time of 24.33. Lyman followed in 12 place.

Megan Swasey was stellar in the girls’ 100 backstroke, breaking another school records for the Dinos. Swasey posted a time of 1:05.83 for a third place medal. The previous record was held by Krissa Beaty in 2008 with a time of 1:06.74.

Chamberlain achieved fifth place in the boys’ 100 butterfly, swimming a stellar time of 1:01.05. Freshman Sofia Crompton placed seventh for the girls with a time of 1:10.99. Barrett was hot on her trail, coming in eighth with a time of 1:11.77. Senior Abby Layton finished 15th with a time of 1:24.97.

Tyson Swasey yet again broke the school record in the boys’ 100 breast. Swasey shaved more time off from his swim at region, receiving a time of 1:07.79 at state and capturing a third place medal.

Senior Shannon Baker swam a stunning race in the girls’ 100 free, posting a time of 1:01.11 for a fifth place finish, receiving a medal. Richards took 13th and Alheli Pendleton took the 22nd spot for the Dinos. Senior Tyson Swasey also received a medal for his swim in the 100 free, coming in sixth place with a time of 53.25. Lyman came in after Swasey, taking 12th for his 56.06 swim.

Sophomore Ashlin Baker shaved off more time in the girls’ 500 free, finishing in ninth place with a time of 6:28.50. Jespersen also swam in the 500 free, posting a time of 6:29.90 for 10th place.

The Dinos finished strong in the boys’ and girls’ 400 free relays. The girls’ relay consisted on Emily Jespersen, Shannon Baker, Kacee Barrett and Megan Swasey, swimming a 4:07.72 for a fourth place medal. Jerron Stead, Hunter Heath, Matthew Torres and Dallen Tweddell were the team representing Carbon, taking 15th overall with a time of 4:15.75.

Coach Kamra Davis was excited about the results of the meet. When asked about the results from the meet, she stated, “I am so proud of these kids. They swam their hearts out and it was so fun. We had a blast.”

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