By Andrea Hofer
The Carbon swim team returned strong from the Christmas break at its home meet on Friday against Richfield and Union. Overall, there were 30 best times recorded at the meet for Carbon swimmers.
Senior Taycie Davis shaved 14 seconds off her time in the girls’ 100 butterfly, giving her a best time of 1:34.99.
Ashlin Baker dropped over a minute in the last two meets for the Dinos, receiving a time of 7:02.91 in the girls’ 500 free. This qualifies her to swim at the state meet this February.
Baker also swam alongside Sofia Crompton, Kacee Barrett and Emily Jespersen in the girls’ 200 free relay, where they got first place with a time of 1:59.68.
Senior Tyson Swasey brought in great times, coming in first in both the boys’ 200 IM and 100 backstroke. Swaysey also placed first with a time of 2:00.94 in the boys’ 200 yard medley relay, teaming up with Kinnon Lyman, Rylan Chamberlain and Jerron Stead.
Megan Swasey also placed first in all events she took part in at the meet. Megan swam a 2:41.09 in the girls’ 200 IM and a 1:10.63 in the girls’ 100 backstroke. Her time in backstroke currently ranks her in seventh place in the 3A division.
Chamberlain was also amongst those who placed first in all of the events he participated in. As well as teaming with Tyson Swasey in the boys’ 200 medley relay, Chamberlain took first in the 50 yard and 100 yard freestyle events.
Carbon’s girls took first at the meet with a score of 189 points while the boys came in just behind Richfield for second with 130 points.
Carbon will travel to Vernal next Wednesday to take on the Uintah Utes.