The 3A State Swimming Championships took place last week as 14 Dinos traveled to Brigham Young University to compete. The Lady Dinos finished with a total of 83 points, good for ninth place. The boys fared with six points for an 18th-place finish.
The Lady Dinos started out strong with a sixth-place finish in the 200-yard medley relay with Megan Swasey, Veronica Ibanez, Sadie Crompton and Amanda Liu. Once again breaking the previous school record
Carbon had two place in the girl’s 200-yard IM. Megan Swasey took 19th and Kacee Barrett took three places behind Swasey. One lone Dino, Shannon Baker, represented in the 50-yard free to earn herself 19th place.
The Dinos had three finishes in the 100-yard butterfly: Amanda Liu in 10th, Veronica Ibanez in 12th and Crompton bringing home the last finish for Carbon. Rylan Chamberlain conquered the butterfly to cross the finish line for the Dinos.Liu also did well in the 100 yard free coming in 12th place.
Ibanez came back in the 500-yard freestyle with a 16th-place accomplishment. The boys were represented by Chad Laursen in the 500-yard freestyle with an achievement of 24th place.
Crompton, Barrett, Emily Jesperson and Baker all came back in the women’s 200-yard freestyle relay to swim away to an 11th-place ending.
The brother and sister dynamic duo swam in the 100-yard backstroke with Megan Swasey coming in 15th and Tyson Swasey falling in 23rd.
Crompton defined herself in the 100-yard breaststroke to tie with Samari Nelson of Dixie for a shared 13th place.
The last of state brought out the competition with the girls taking eighth in the 400-yard freestyle relay with a time of 4:05. Those closing for the girls’ season included Liu, Baker, Swasey and Ibanez. The boys walked away from the competition for a finale finish of 14th place in the same event with Chamberlain, Laursen, Josh McCourt and Tyson Swasey finishing off strong.