Rhyan White Leads Cottonwood to Utah 5A HS State Victory

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After winning two relays and three individual events the Cottonwood High School girls won the 2018 Utah High School 5A swimming and diving state championships on Saturday afternoon. The team scored 320 points. Skyline was second with 200 points. Brighton prevailed on the boys side, scoring 287 points while Cottonwood scored 253.5 points for second.

Girls

Cottonwood High won the 200 medley relay in 1:47.78 with the team of Rhyan White (25.12), Emma Walker (31.25), Madison Cutler (26.37), and Makayla Harris (25.04).

After her quick backstroke lead off split, White was quick again, winning the 100 fly in 55.04. Another White, Bella White of Olympus was runner up in 58.76. Ryan White, who is headed to the University of Alabama in the fall, smashed a 53.55 to dominate the 100 backstroke.

Viewmont’s Mariah Maile won the 200 free in 1:54.35, ahead of Becca Goodson of Skyline in 1:55.75. Maile turned in a 51.60 for the 100 freestyle title.

Rachel Butler, a junior at Brighton, touched in 2:03.87 for the 200 IM victory. Maple Mountain’s Makayla Cazier was second (2:06.19). Cazier got the better of Butler in the 500 free, winning the event in 5:02.45 to Butler’s 5:04.62.

Timpview’s Rachel Oyler swam a 23.92 to win the 50 free. West’s Fane Wolfgramm was runner up in 24.26. Oyler (51.76) an Wolfgramm (52.76) were second and third in the 100 free.

Viewmont won the 200 freestyle relay with a 1:38.58 (Maile, Kylee WesemannCatherine Bothell, and MJ Maile) while West was second in 1:39.57.

Emma Walker, a Cottonwood sophomore, won the 100 breaststroke in 1:07.53. Her freshman teammate Kennedy Callaway out touched Skyline’s Caroline Luman 1:08.43 to 1:08.74 for second place.

Katelyn Price (54.94), Jessica Loyd (53.77), Quinn Stephenson (53.65), and White (52.02) won the 400 freestyle relay in 3:34.38.

Boys

Tanu FitisemanuJack BinderChase Miyagishima, and Quentin Tyler won the 200 medley relay for Brighton with a time of 1:36.69. Cottonwood was second in 1:37.06. Binder and Miyagishima went one-two in the 100 fly in times of 51.13 and 52.71.

Mitchell Simmons, a senior from West, out touched Provo’s Kaden Staker 1:42.00 to 1:42.40 for the 200 freestyle championship.

Blayze Kimble of Cottonwood won the 200 IM in 1:55.55. Colin Dailey (1:57.56) and Addison Morris (1:57.61) were also under two minutes.

Cottonwood senior Christian Simon raced to a 21.53 50 freestyle. Second place went to Ian James of Wasatch in 21.95. Simon also snagged first in the 100 free with a 46.38. Staker was second (47.60) and James was third (48.30).

The 200 freestyle relay victory also belonged to Brighton. Eric Wagner, Tyler, Miyagishima, and Binder snuck by Springville’s Spencer McQueenCougar PopeKaden Jepperson, and Cameron Green 1:28.45 to 1:28.52.

Springville’s Cameron Green touched in 49.95 to win the 100 back ahead of Olympus’ Talmage Corey in 50.65.

With a 3:13.30 Kimble, Dailey, Jacob Ricci, and Christian Simon won the 400 freestyle relay for Cottonwood.

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Author: Cathleen Pruden

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Cathleen Pruden is a 2016 graduate of Mount Holyoke College and was a four time All-American and a three time Academic All-American for the Lyons. She grew up swimming in and has also coached in Raleigh, North Carolina. Currently she is the Assistant Coach at Bowdoin College.

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