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By Lillian Nelson, Swimming World College Intern
Diving in to day two at Brigham Young’s aquatic center for the 2016 Utah High School State Meets, the 4A and 3A classifications completed the first half of each of their events, while 5A completed the second half of theirs.
Beginning in the 4A classification, the Women’s 200 Medley Relay was a close race to the finish, with Kearns High School (Biesinger, Plaudis, Hamlin, and Martz) coming in first with a time of 1:51.51. Kearns was followed by Skyline High School (Fillerup, Prince, Goodson, and Dibble) in second place, and Corner Canyon High School (Nguyen, Miller, Maires, and Barlow) rounding off the top three.
The Men’s 200 Medley Relay was another close race, but ultimately Skyline High School’s team of Newbold, Jackman, Zini, and Beseris came out on top with a time of 1:38.41.
Meghan Rainier (1:54.01) took the title in the Women’s 200 Freestyle. Senior Jaron Nelson came out on top on the men’s side with a blazing time of 1:40.92, dropping over three seconds from his entry time.
Other individual event winners include Makayla Cazier and Anthony Puertas (200 IM), and Aleah Griffin and Adam Shelton (50 Freestyle).
The next session in the water was the first half of the 3A events.
The 200 Medley Relay titles were both taken by Park City High School, with the women (Selznick, Hess, House, and Hale) touching at 1:47.83, and the men (Peterson, McMullin, Bailar, and Djunic) coming in at 1:40.57.
Individual event winners of this session include Siena Senn and Lucas Hess (200 Freestyle), Katelyn Gross and Jinwon Bailar (200 IM), and Rozie Selznick and Nathan Wallace (50 Freestyle).
The second half of the 3A events will be swum tomorrow morning.
5A took the water for the third and final session of the day, finishing up the second half of their events. Beginning with the 100 Butterfly, where Rhyan White (55.27) touched first for the women and Jarod Arroyo (50.74) came out on top for the men.
White came back again in the 100 Backstroke and dominated the field, touching first at 53.45.
Other individual event winners of the evening include Claire Jackson and Brock Harries (100 Freestyle), Rachel Butler and Drew Bonner (500 Freestyle), Adam Edwards (100 Backstroke), and Mariah Gassaway and Jonah Simon (100 Breaststroke).
The 200 Freestyle Relays were close races on both the men’s and women’s side with West High School (Wolfgramm, Sherman, Dixon, and Wolfgram) touching first among the women, and Brighton High School (O’Neal, Binder, Wiest, and Harries) touching first among the men.
Closing off the session for the 5A Classification were the 400 Freestyle Relays. Skyview High School (Miggin, Bingham, Christiansen, and Brimhall) took the title for the women with a time of 3:40.54. The men’s title was taken by Cottonwood High School (Arroyo, Simon, Dailey, and Simon) with a time of 3:12.92.
The overall team scores resulted in Skyview High School coming out on top for the women with 262 points, and Viewmont High School for the men with 256 points in the 5A Classification.
Results for the second halves of the 3A and 4A classifications to come tomorrow.