Utah 6A: American Fork and Lone Peak Win First 6A State Titles

6A 2018 Utah State Championships

  • Thursday-Friday, February 8-9th
  • South Davis Recreation Center, Bountiful, UT
  • Short course yards
  • Results

TOP 10 TEAM SCORES

WOMEN

  1. American Fork – 338.5
  2. Lone Peak – 297
  3. Kearns – 241
  4. Bingham – 177
  5. Syracuse – 160
  6. Westlake – 140
  7. Cyprus – 126.5
  8. Hillcrest – 122
  9. Davis – 121
  10. Riverton – 104

MEN

  1. Lone Peak – 428.5
  2. Pleasant Grove – 279
  3. Riverton – 180
  4. American Fork – 176
  5. Cyprus – 170
  6. Davis – 142
  7. Westlake – 137
  8. Weber – 121
  9. Fremont – 116
  10. Kearns – 115

In the 1st year of Class 6A’s existence, the American Fork girls and Lone Peak boys came away with state titles. Lone Peak was pretty dominant in the boys scoring, coming in 150 points ahead of runner-up Pleasant Grove. The American Fork girls won only 1 of 11 events on their way to winning the title, while Lone Peak’s boys took 6 events.

Lily Plaudis (Kearns) won a pair of individual events, taking the 200 IM and 100 breast by a combined 11.12 seconds. In the 200 IM, Plaudis went the fastest breaststroke split (35.87) in the field by 4 seconds, and finish well over 5 seconds ahead of runner-up Kenzie Chesler (2:12.14), who also won the 100 back in 1:00.64. She then won the 100 breast by 5.64 seconds, an even bigger margin than she won the IM by. Her time was also the fastest from all 4 Utah state meets this year. Also, both her times were lifetime bests.

Jordan Tiffany came away from the meet with 4 event wins, coming in the 200 medley relay, 200 IM, 100 fly, and 200 free relay. In the 200 medley relay, Tiffany split a 27.01 on the breast leg, and combined with Josh Ries (23.31 back), Braden Tiffany (23.18 fly), and Jake Mickelson (21.55 free) to win in 1:35.05, which was also the fastest of all 4 state meets. He then went 1:56.25 in the 200 IM, coming in as the only swimmer under 2 minutes, and best his brother Braden, who came in 2nd (2:00.85). In the 100 fly, Tiffany went 50.74 to beat runner-up Greg Simonsen, who went 51.85. He then led off the 200 free relay with a 22.29, followed by Johnny Condie (22.03), Boyd Abernathy (22.27), and Bryant Karratti (21.34) to finish 1st in 1:27.93.

Brian Christofferson also won a pair of individual events, taking home titles in the 50 and 100 free in lifetime bests. Christofferson won a tight race against Josh Ries in the 50, touching the wall 1st in 21.34 to Ries’ 21.65. His time was the fastest out of the Utah state meets. He then went on to win the 100 by 1.5 seconds over David Aamodt, 46.67 to 48.17.

EVENT WINNERS

WOMEN

  • 200 medley: Kearns (Biesinger, Plaudis, Biesinger, Martz) – 1:51.60
  • 200 free: Keely Christenot (Kearns) – 1:58.27
  • 200 IM: Lily Plaudis (Kearns) – 2:06.66
  • 50 free: Abby Frazier (Layton) – 25.12
  • 100 fly: Summer Shreeve (Lone Peak) – 59.30
  • 100 free: Taylor McAleavy (Lone Peak) – 55.36
  • 500 free: Allie Hill (American Fork) – 5:20.16
  • 200 free relay: Lone Peak (Smith, Cardon, Mickelson, McAleavy) – 1:43.64
  • 100 back: Kenzie Chesler (Lone Peak) – 1:00.64
  • 100 breast: Lily Plaudis (Kearns) – 1:03.68
  • 400 free relay: Lone Peak (Chesler, Mickelson, McAleavy, Shreeve) – 3:42.62

MEN

  • 200 medley: Lone Peak (Ries, Tiffany, Tiffany, Mickelson) – 1:35.05
  • 200 free: Devin Bunnell (Pleasant Grove) – 1:40.20
  • 200 IM: Jordan Tiffany (Lone Peak) – 1:56.25
  • 50 free: Brian Christofferson (Cyprus) – 21.34
  • 100 fly: Jordan Tiffany (Lone Peak) – 50.74
  • 100 free: Brian Christofferson (Cyprus) – 46.67
  • 500 free: Devin Bunnell (Pleasant Grove) – 4:39.75
  • 200 free relay: Lone Peak (Tiffany, Condie, Abernathy, Karratti) – 1:27.93
  • 100 back: Josh Ries (Lone Peak) – 51.22
  • 100 breast: Denton Anderson (Westlake) – 57.34
  • 400 free relay: Lone Peak (Ries, Mickelson, Tiffany, Karratti) – 3:11.07

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Stan Crump

Congrats to all of these swimmers! Nice job, Jordan!

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