The Utah High School State Swim meet took place over the weekend, its inaugural season in the new four-class format. 2A, the class for the smallest schools of the bunch, was added for the first time this season.
Class 4A, the second-biggest class, provided some of the biggest fireworks. Skyline High School won both the boys and girls titles, breaking four state records along the way. Most notable of those was senior and BYU commit Lillian Moore‘s 54.61 in the 100 fly.
In 5A (big schools), the Brighton boys and Viewmont girls took home team titles. Park City swept class 3A, breaking three girls state records, and North Summit High (girls) and Rowland Hall (boys) picked up the inaugural 2A titles.
The state’s championship central is here, with links to each classes meet and previous years’ results.
North Summit High picked up the win for the girls, spurred on by sprinter Ariel Fitch. The senior won the 50 free (25.79) and 100 free (56.86) for North Summit and also put up the fastest split on the winning 200 free relay. North Summit also got a win in the 200 free from junior Stephanie Abdalla.
On the boys’ side, Rowland Hall picked up the big win, sweeping the free relays and getting double individual wins from senior Lachlan Murphy and freshman Benjamin Willmore. Murphy won the sprints, going 22.68 in the 50 and 50.14 in the 100, while Willmore took the 200 IM (1:59.63) and 500 free (4:51.13). Rowland freshman Issac Landau also won the 100 breast.
Rowland’s Kelsey Oliver also won two events, taking the 200 IM and 500 free for the girls, while also swimming on the winning 200 medley and 400 free relays to pick up four total titles.
Grand County High swept the butterflies, with Alexa Pierce winning for the girls and Jackson Knowles taking the boys race. Pierce doubled up by winning the 100 back as well.
This was the first year that a class 2A meet was swum, meaning the top time in each event will stand as the class 2A state record.
1. North Summit High School 244
2. Emery High School 221
3. Rowland Hall High School 185
4. Grand County High School 181
5. Summit Academy High School 123
1. Rowland Hall High School 223
2. Emery High School 170
3. North Summit High School 166
4. Summit Academy High School 144
5. South Summit High School 132.5
Park City took swept the team titles in 3A led on the women’s side by the three Selznick sisters. Roslyn Selznick is a freshman, Mara a sophomore and Becca a junior. They combined for four individual titles and two relay wins in the runaway Park City victory.
Mara won the 100 fly in 59.58 and the 100 back in 59.10. Older sister Becca added a 100 free win (53.76) and younger sister Roslyn won the 200 free (1:59.47). Mara and Becca swam the winning 200 medley relay, which set a class 3A state record (1:50.11), before the three sisters joined forces to close the meet out with a 400 free relay win, also a 3A state record (3:38.06).
Park City also got a 100 breast win from Joelle Hess, a freshman herself. The boys team won its state title more on depth, winning just one race, the 100 back with sophomore Jinwon Bailar.
Dixie senior Michael Pantelakis picked up a pair of wins, going 1:58.92 to win the 200 IM and following that up with a 4:55.90 500 free win. His Dixie squad won the 400 free relay to close the meet as well, helping seal a runner-up team finish.
Desert Hills had an all-around strong meet, taking 2nd for girls and 4th for boys. Senior Amelia Draney won the 200 IM and 500 free for girls, setting a new 3A state record of 2:08.31 in the IM, while senior Makai Smith took the boys 100 free and 100 breast. Smith also posted legs of the winning 200 medley and 200 free relays.
1. Park City High School 517.5
2. Desert Hills High School 280
3. Cedar City High School 212.5
4. Dixie High School 138
5. Tooele High School 136
1. Park City High School 305
2. Dixie High School 280
3. Cedar City High School 226
4. Desert Hills High School 215
5. Canyon View High School 200
Skyline High School swept the titles in class 4A on the strength of relays – the school won 5 of the 6 relays contested, losing only the boys 200 medley to Wasatch. The Skyline boys were led by senior James Sorensen, who won the 200 free (1:41.43) and 100 free (47.40). He also led off both winning free relays, one of which, the 200, set a new class 4A state record.
The Skyline girls swept all three relays, touching out Wasatch for the 200 free and dominating the other two races. That, combined with senior Lillian Moore‘s crushing 54.61 win in the 100 fly, was enough to power Skyline to the team title. Moore will swim for BYU next season – her 100 fly and the 200 and 400 free relays were all new class 4A state records.
Springville senior John Morris won a pair of races. He went 1:53.96 to win the 200 IM and added a 58.71 win in the 100 breaststroke. The other double winner on the boys side was Mountain Crest’s Porter Roe, who won the 50 free (21.59) and 100 back (52.37).
Highland’s Zoe Phillips set a new 4A record in the 100 back with a 56.91. She also won the 200 IM in 2:04.85. Mountain Crest senior Hailey Pabst won two of her own races, the 50 free and 100 free.
1. Skyline High School 383
2. Wasatch High School 234.5
3. Highland High School 227
4. Springville High School 176.5
5. Woods Cross High School 166
1. Skyline High School 304.5
2. Kearns High School 264.5
3. Springville High School 253
4. Woods Cross High School 165
5. Highland High School 158.5
The boys of Brighton High rolled to a state title on the strength of their freestylers. The team won the 200 and 400 free relays in dominating fashion to take the state title without winning an individual event.
On the girls’ side, Viewmont High took home the trophy, winning two of the last four events to seal the meet. Sophomore Mariah Gassaway won the 100 breast in 1:04.23 just after leading off Viewmont’s state champion 200 free relay, and that double was enough to pick up the team win.
American Fork High School had two of the top individual swimmers of the boys meet. Steven Okelberry, a junior, won the 200 free (1:43.97) and 100 free (47.10) while senior Ethan Pollock took the 200 IM (1:55.53) and 500 free (4:41.21). American Fork ended up 6th overall.
For the girls, Lone Peak High was the runners-up by just 12 points. They made a huge charge, winning three events and a relay in th early goings. Junior Katie Smith was the catalyst. After swimming the fly leg of the winning 200 medley relay, she won the 200 IM (2:08.20) and 100 fly (56.05) for Lone Peak, while her teammate Samantha Patterson won the 500 free.
Riverton junior Abbey Sorensen dominated the long-axis sprint races, going 23.51 to crush the 50 free field and taking the 100 back in 56.97. She also swam on the 200 free relay that was a very narrow second-place, but was disqualified. Sorensen went 23.49 leading that team off.
1. Viewmont High School 305
2. Lone Peak High School 293
3. Brighton High School 239.5
4. West High School 205
5. Bingham High School 174
1. Brighton High School 248.5
2. Lehi High School 219
3. Lone Peak High School 211
4. Viewmont High School 210
5. Herriman High School 177.5