Though the “Swimmers of the Year” came from Maple Mountain and Box Elder and the two state records of the meet came from Maple Mountain and Murray, Skyline High School dominated the team competition at this weekend’s Utah 4A State Swimming Championships, winning 5 relays and 5 individual events. Their girls scored 416.5 points to Highland’s second-place 253, and their boys scored 352.5 points to Highland’s 179.
Maple Mountain’s Makayla Cazier and Murray High School’s Madelyn Flower set a new Utah 4A high school record apiece at the meet. Crazier’s record came in the 500 free, where she swam 5:02.94, and Flower set the 100 breast record in 1:04.80. Cazier also took a win in the 200 IM with 2:05.67, and her performances earned her the girls’ “Swimmer of the Year” title.
Box Elder senior Jaron Nelson won a pair of victories in the 200 and 500 free, clocking 1:40.92 to win the 200 by three seconds and 4:40.70 to win the 500 by nearly 11 seconds. His performances won him the boys’ “Swimmer of the Year” title.
Skyline’s Aleah Griffin swept the girls’ sprint free events, winning the 50 free in 24.90 and the 100 free in 54.22. Her teammate on the boys’ side Adam Shelton, a Utah commit, also nabbed a pair of victories, winning the 50 free in 21.01 and the 100 fly in 50.91.
Other victories for Skyline came from Becca Goodson with 59.70 in the girls’ 100 fly; the team of Will Newbold, Cole Jackman, Alex Zini, and Mathew Beseris with 1:38.41 in the boys’ 200 medley; Claire Brooks, Bailey Bills, Shelby Dribble, and Griffin with 1:40.15 in the girls’ 200 free relay; Shelton, Young Wang, Erick Mosteller, and Beseris with 1:27.14 in the boys’ 200 free relay; Kiki Karahalios, Bills, Griffin, and Brooks in the girls’ 400 free relay; and Shelton, Max Trevino, Mosteller, and Will Newbold with 3:12.87 in the men’s 400 free relay.
To round out the individual champions, Megan Rainier of East High School won the girls’ 200 free by over three seconds in 1:54.02, Anthony Puertas of Timpanogos won the boys’ 200 IM in 1:57.39, Brigham Harrison won the boys’ 100 free in 46.25, Zoe Phillips of Highland took the girls’ 100 back in 57.68, Olympus’s Talmage Corey won the boys’ 100 back in 53.32, and Wyatt Graham of Salem Hills won the boys’ 100 breast in 58.73.
The Kearns High School team of Kimerly Biesinger, Lily Plaudis, Harley Hamlin, and Deja Martz handed Skyline their sole relay defeat, winning the girls’ 200 medley in 1:51.51.
Girls’ Top Five Teams:
- Skyline High School: 416.5
- Highland High School: 253
- Corner Canyon High School: 188
- Judge Memorial High School: 186
- Wasatch High School: 172.5
Boys’ Top Five Teams:
- Skyline High School: 354.5
- Highland High School:179
- Wasatch High School: 162
- Box Elder High School: 154
- Timpview High School: 141