High School State Championships: Utah 4A

PROVO, Utah, February 11. SKYLINE High School dominated the Utah 4A Girls High School Championships Feb. 8-9 in Provo. The Lady Eagles scored 406 points to claim the championship title. In a tight battle for second, Mountain Crest outpointed Highland, 211-202.5. Woods Cross beat out Olympus for fourth, 196-186.

Skyline captured all three relays. In the 200 medley relay, sophomores Ali Dibble and Dani Zebelean, junior Lillian Moore and freshman Claire Brooks combined for a 1:51.12. Claire Brooks was joined by junior Sophie Brooks, senior Polly Creveling and junior Audrey Moore posted a 1:40.46 in the 200 free relay. The quartet of Miller, Dibble, Creveling and Moore ended the meet with a 3:36.52 triumph in the 400 free relay.

Individually, Skyline's Moore captured the 200 IM (2:07.97) and the 100 fly (56.19).

Other dual event champions included Mountain Crest junior Hailey Pabst, who set a Utah 4A record in the 50 free (23.74) and also finished first in the 100 free (52.80); and Highland freshman Evan Gontrum, who swept the distance free with times of 1:57.16 in the 200 free and 5:12.34 in the 500 free.

Highland freshman Zoe Phillips claimed the 100 back (57.49) and Alexis Ralph, a junior at Woods Cross, posted a 1:09.73 to take the 100 breast.

The championship title in the boys division was decided by just four points, with Mountain Crest over Springview, 328-324. Skyline's 301.5 points was good for third. By just 2-1/2 points, East edged out Woods Cross for fourth, 173-170.5.

Mountain Crest's 400 free relay set a Utah 4A mark of 3:11.93 with the squad of seniors William Watts, Ben Stewart and Sean O'Very, plus junior Porter Roe. Senior Josh Burningham combined with Roe, O'Very and Watts for a 200 medley relay victory (1:38.81). Individual titles were grabbed by O'Very in the 100 free (48.49), Watts in the 200 free (1:41.04) and Roe in the 100 back (53.28).

Springville was led by junior John Morris, double-event champ in both the 200 IM (1:56.56) and the 100 breast (1:00.54) and sophomore Connor Anderson, who captured the 500 free with his 4:37.11.

Regie Topham, a junior at Herriman, swam a first-place 22.22 in the 50 free. Olympus senior Jarom Chamberlain's 52.79 topped the field in the 100 fly.

Skyline's quartet of sophomore Mckay Chamberlain, freshman Adam Shelton, senior Phill Ogden and James Sorensen's 1:28.91 gave them first place in the 200 free relay.

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