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By Lillian Nelson, Swimming World College Intern
The Utah High School State Meets kick off this upcoming weekend at Brigham Young University.
The 2A Classification dives in Thursday morning with Emery High School looking to defend their Men’s and Women’s 2A titles from last year.
Individual swimmers looking to defend their 2A titles from last year include McKinley Card in the men’s 200 Freestyle, Madi Allinson and Isaac Landau in the women’s and men’s 200 IM, Olivia Reynolds in the women’s 500 Freestyle, Sam Crittenden in the Men’s 100 Backstroke, and Eisley Scholes in the Men’s 100 Breaststroke.
The 5A Classification takes the pool later that same evening with events 1-4, as well as the following evening with events 6-12. Viewmont High School holds both the Men’s and Women’s titles from 2015, and seek to renew both.
Individual swimmers looking to defend their 2015 5A titles include Autumn Wolfgram in the Women’s 200 freestyle, Jonah Simon in the Men’s 200 IM and 100 Breaststroke, Brock Harries in the Men’s 50 and 100 Freestyle, Drew Bonner in the Men’s 500 Freestyle, Rhyan White in the Women’s 100 Backstroke, and McKenna Gassaway in the Women’s 100 Breaststroke.
Bright and early Friday morning, the 4A Classification slides in to complete events 1-4, with events 6-12 occurring the following afternoon. Skyline High School took both titles in 2015, and is looking to capture them again this year.
Individual swimmers competing to defend their 2015 titles include Zoe Phillips in the Women’s 200 IM and 100 Backstroke, Adam Shelton in the Men’s 50 Freestyle, and Madelyn Flower and Cole Jackman in the Women’s and Men’s 100 Breaststroke.
The 3A Classification swims events 1-4 Friday afternoon, with events 6-12 to follow the next morning. Park City High School captured the Men’s and Women’s titles last year and intend to hold on to them for 2016.
Swimmers who seek to renew their individual titles include Lucas Hess in the Men’s 200 Freestyle and 100 Butterfly, Jinwon Bailar in the Men’s 200 IM and 100 Backstroke, Nathan Wallace in the Men’s 50 and 100 Freestyle, Mara Selznick in the Women’s 100 Butterfly, Rozie Selznick in the Women’s 100 Freestyle, Katie Hale in the Women’s 100 Backstroke, and Vincent Hess in the Men’s 100 Breaststroke.
Results will be posted following the completion of each session.
2A, 3A, and 5A heat sheets found at: http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/results/pdf/2016-utah-high-school-championships-heat-sheets-high-school-2016-02-11.pdf
4A heat sheet found at: http://www.uhsaa.org/swim/2016/4Ahs.pdf