Jordan Tiffany Destroys Pair of State Records; American Fork Girls, Lone Peak Boys Crowned Team Champions at Utah 6A Meet

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The 2019 Utah 6A State Championships took place on February 9 at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.

Lone Peak’s Jordan Tiffany stole the show, destroying a pair of Utah state records in the 200 IM and 100 fly. A total of ten Class 6A marks were broken as the American Fork girls and the Lone Peak boys secured the overall team titles.

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Girls Meet

Top 5 Team Scores:

  1. American Fork – 376
  2. Lone Peak – 276.7
  3. Syracuse – 192
  4. Kearns 0 176
  5. Copper Hills – 151

The meet began as Kearns’ Holly Biesinger (29.61), Lily Plaudis (28.20), Sissy Baum (27.90) and Megan Cerva (26.53) won the 4×50 medley relay in 1:52.24, a bit off their 6A record of 1:51.60.

Shortly after, Plaudis was back in the pool to claim and individual win in the 200 IM. The senior’s time of 2:06.34 lowered her own 6A record of 2:06.66 she set last year. She won the race by 12 seconds. She also broke her own class mark of 1:03.68 in the 100 breast by going a 1:03.01 during finals.

American Fork’s Allie Hill posted an impressive performance in the 200 free: the sophomore’s time of 1:57.09 was the only swimmer in the field under the two-minute marker, and set a new Class 6A record after besting the old one of 1:58.27 set by Keely Christenot last season.

Hill later went on to post an 11-second victory in the 500 free. Her final time of 5:18.00 was slightly of her prelims swim of 5:17.04 which broke hew own Class 6A mark of 5:20.16 she set in 2018.

Davis freshman Lauryn Hall splashed-and-dashed her way to an individual win in the 50 free with a time of 24.91 as the only swimmer under the 25-second mark en route to breaking Abby Frazier’s previous 6A record of 25.12. Frazier took second in 25.07, and Hall later won the 100 free in 55.34.

Syracuse’s Samantha Nelson flew to the top spot in the 100 fly, touching the wall in 59.36 and coming within hundredths of the 6A mark of 59.30. Her teammate, LynDea Turner, won the 100 back in 1:01.52.

Yet another 6A record fell, this time in the 4×50 free relay as American Fork’s Annalyn Dean (26.10), Amelia Edwards (25.37), Talia Thomas (25.96) and Hill (25.28) combined to win in 1:42.71, destroying the old mark of 1:43.64. Dean (57.43), Edwards (57.48) and Hill (54.58) combined with Sara Edwards (55.45) to win the 4×100 free relay in 3:44.94.

Boys Meet

Top 5 Team Scores:

  1. Lone Peak – 286
  2. American Fork – 172
  3. Westlake – 159
  4. Weber – 150
  5. Davis – 140

Lone Peak’s Tiffany (22.76), Josh Griener (28.33), Jonny Condie (23.86) and Kevin Dew (22.65) opened the boys’ meet with a 4×50 medley relay victory in 1:37.60, a second ahead of runner-up Westlake’s 1:38.76.

Not too long after leading off the winning medley relay, Tiffany destroyed the Utah state record in the 200 IM. The sophomore’s time of 1:48.75 bettered the previous record of 1:51.74 set by Jake Taylor in 2009 and was also 10 seconds faster than his own 6A mark he set at this meet last year.

Tiffany then went on to etch his name in the Utah state record-book again, this time in the 100 fly. His time of 47.74 surpassed Brighton’s Long Gutierrez’s previous 2013 record of 48.68 and also crushed his own class mark of 50.74.

Pleasant Grove’s Devin Bunnell dominated the 200 free, winning by six seconds in 1:40.40 and was just shy of his own 6A record of 1:40.20 he set last season. He also snuck under his old 6A mark of 4:39.75 in the 500 free, winning the event tonight by 17 seconds in 4:37.74.

Davis’ Tom Mi took the top spot in the 100 free, getting the gold in 48.41. Syracuse’s Kanyon Page found himself with the gold medal in the 100 back with a time of 53.59 while Griener got his hands to the wall first in the 100 breast in 1:01.12.

Westlake’s Greg Simonsen blasted a time of 21.03 in the 50 free for a new 6A record of his own, bettering Brian Christofferson’s old mark of 21.34. Simonsen’s teammate, Cameron Barney, was second in 21.77.

Westlake’s Cameron Barney (21.94), Todd McMillan (23.34), Matthew Shawgo (22.71) and Simonsen (20.99) won the 4×50 free relay in 1:28.98. Lone Peak’s Tiffany (46.27), Griener (49.72), Condie (48.84) and Dew (49.17) finished the meet just how the started: with a win in the 4×100 free relay (3:14.00).

1 comment

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    Laura

    Great swims Jordan. BTW, this picture is from their win last year. The coach, Celeste Tiffany, has her arms around her sons. The oldest one has graduated.