Hess, Bailar, & Senn Propel Park City To Utah 3A Titles

The swimmers of Park City High School dominated the Utah 3A State Swimming Championships, winning 12 individual events and all eight relays, and setting six relay records along the way. PCHS boys Lucas Hess and Jinwon Bailar took a state record apiece, propelling their team to victory.

Full results here. 

Lucas Hess’s big record came in the 200 free with 1:41.89, nearly seven seconds ahead of second place. He also scored a big victory in the 100 fly, clocking 51.55, almost three seconds ahead of the runner-up. His performances earned him the boys’ “Swimmer of the Year” title.

Bailar, a senior and Colgate commit, found his record in the 100 back, where he swam a 51.32, two seconds ahead of second place. He also won the 200 IM in 1:58.94, again by a huge margin, seven seconds.

Siena Senn led the way for the Park City girls, winning the 500 and nearly lapping the competition with 5:03.11. She also scored a win in the 200 free, clocking 1:55.34. Her big wins earned her the girls’ “Swimmer of the Year” title.

Park City junior Rozie Selznick also scored a pair of victories for her team, sweeping the sprint free events with 24.88 in the 50 free and 52.43 in the 100 free. Her sister Mara Selznick, a senior, won the 100 back in 57.70.

Katelyn Gross was a major player for the overall second place Cedar City High School girls, scoring double victories in the 200 IM and 100 fly. Her IM win came in 2:11.31, just ahead of her Park City rival Elise Beller‘s 2:11.77, and her 100 fly win came in 57.70.

Nathan Wallace was the top performer for Canyon View, doubling up on the sprint free wins with 21.27 in the 50 free and 46.55 in the 100 free.

Other individual winners included Cole Peterson of Park City (500 free: 4:58.22), Joelle Hess of Park City (100 breast: 1:06.23), and Felix Weingartner of Cedar City High School (1:02.25).

The Park City girls set 3A state records in all three relays. In the 200 medley relay, Mara Selznick, Joelle Hess, Kendall House, and Katie Hale came together for 1:47.83; in the 200 free relay, Senn, Elise Beller, Hale, and Rosie Selznick set a new mark of 1:38.18; and in the 400 free relay, Senn, Mara Selznick, Beller, and Rozie Selznick teamed up for 3:35.57.

The Park City boys set their 3A state record in the 200 free relay, when Vincent Hess, Lucas Hess, Alex Yokubison, and Bailar teamed up for 1:28.13. They also took wins in the 200 medley and 400 free relays. Peterson, Jack McMullin, Bailar, and Dennis Djunic swam 1:40.57 in the 200 medley to outtouch Cedar City’s 1:40.57, and Lucas Hess, Vincent Hess, Peterson, and Yokubison swam a winning 3:15.12 in the 400 free relay.

Girls’ Top Five Teams:
1. Park City High School: 493
2. Cedar City High School:320
3. Desert Hills High School: 255
4. Dixie High School: 214
5. Juan Diego High School: 168

Boys’ Top Five Teams:
1. Park City High School: 465
2. Cedar City High School: 273
3. Juan Diego High School: 194
4. Bear River High School: 187
5. Desert Hills High School: 172

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