Carbon Swimmers take on the best of 3A at State Tournament
Carbon High swimmers went up against 3A's best at the State Championship held at BYU on Friday and Saturday.
Over 18 teams and over 600 athletes worked hard all season for a chance to swim at state in the BYU pool.
Sixteen Carbon swimmers were successful in ending their season at the State Championships. The top 16 relay teams make it into state competition for the girls and all three of the CHS relays made it.
In the 200 medley relay, consisting of Addy Olson, a freshman, swimming the backstroke leg in 34.62, Sadie Crompton, a freshman, swimming the breaststroke leg in 36.03, Veronica Ibanez, a freshman, swimming the butterfly leg in 32.08, and Susannah Ohlwiler, a junior, swimming the freestyle leg in 28.73 placed 9th place with a time of 2:11.46.
In the 200 free relay consisting of Lauren Engar, a junior, swam her leg in 29.22, Addy Olson swam her leg in 27.97, Sadie Crompton swam her leg in 29.30, and Brittney Willson, a senior, swam in 28.31 finishing 10th with a time of 1:54.80.
The 400 free relay consisting of Lauren Engar her split was 1:04.53, Veronica Ibanez had a split of 1:06.94, Susannah Ohlwiler with a split of 1:05.87, and Brittney Willson swam a 1:02.93 with a finishing time of 4:20.29, good for taking 10th place.
All three of the boys relays were also successful making the state top 16. For the boys 200 free relay consisting of Joseph Keller, a sophomore, swimming a 25.12, Ryan Atwood, a junior, swimming a 26.49, Kaden Earl, a sophomore, swimming 25.74, and Joel Garff, a senior, swam a 24.16 finishing in 9th place with a final time of 1:41.51.
The 400 free relay with the same four competitiors including Keller with a time of 56.10, Atwood at time of 1:01.53, Earl at 59.90, and Garff 53.65 placed 9th with a final time of 3:51.18.
In the 200 medley relay placing 16th was Will Laursen the backstroke leg with a time of 41.00, Garrett Marsing in the breaststroke leg with a time of 35.01, Ryan Atwood in the fly leg his split is 31.55, and Connor Holyoak swam free with a time of 28.81.
In individual events the top 24 swimmers make it in to state. Thirteen swimmers from CHS made it in their individual events including seniors Joel Garff, Brittney Willson, Tatianna Larsen and Garrett Marsing.
Garff swam in the 50 free finishing 10th overall with a time of 24.11 and in his 100 free he placed 12th overall with a time of 53.70. Willson also swam in the 50 free and 100 free placing 13th in the 100 with a time of 1:03.24 and 22nd in the 50 with a time of 28.65. Larsen, swimming in her first state meet, finished her 100 fly with a time of 1:23.98 in 23rd place. Marsing, swimming the 100 breaststroke, finished with a 1:17.78 in 24th place. Carbon junior Lauren Engar swam the 200 I.M. finished in 16th place with a time of 2:42.04, and in her 100 fly she swam a 1:13.18 also placing 16th in this event.
Susannah Ohlwiler, swimming her 100 free, finished with a time of 1:07.20 placing 20th. Sophomore Joseph Keller, swimming 200 free, went into this event ranked 23rd and was able to take off seven seconds finishing with a time of 2:05.08 and placing 14th. In his 100 back, Keller also getting a great time of 1:06.01 and moving up two spots finishing in 15th place.
Ali Heath swimming the 100 free she went into this event ranked 24th and finished in 19th with a time of 1:07.10. Kaden Earl swam the 100 free placing 24th with a time of 1:01.16. Tavery Larsen swam the 100 back taking 24th with a time of 1:23.99. Freshman swimmer Addy Olson had an outstanding meet killing her previous times in the 200 I.M. she was ranked 20th taking eight seconds off her time, finishing in 13th place with a time of 2:38.38. In her 100 breaststroke she was ranked 24th and took four seconds off her time finishing in 13th place with a time of 1:21.92.
Veronica Ibanez, another freshman, swam the 100 fly placing 15th with a time of 1:12.77, and in the 500 free she placed 16th with a time of 6:32.55.
Sadie Crompton swam the 100 breaststroke getting her best time with a 1:20.96 and placing 12th.
Overall out of 18 teams, the CHS girls placed 12th and the boys placed 14th.
"I am very pleased with the progress my team has made this season after losing 20 swimmers last year because of graduation or they were foreign exchange students I wasn't quite sure what this season would bring," said CHS head coach Kamra Davis. "We have a lot of new swimmers that will be here for a few years and I am excited for the next season. We have some good swimmers that will be in the 9th grade they will be a great addition."