Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

February 16, 2017
2017 Tooele County High School Swimming

The Region 10 and Class 3A swimming seasons have officially ended, and there was success to be had amongst all three participating Tooele County schools.

Most notably, Grantsville junior Savannah Thomas placed second in the girls 100-yard breaststroke, losing only to Park City senior and new-state-record-holder Joelle Hess.

Stansbury had more athletes take podium finishes than its two county rivals, sending five into the top-six places at the big championship meet. Junior Zaxton Hillman took sixth in the boys 200-yard freestyle and fourth in the boys 500-yard freestyle, senior Becki Clonts took sixth in the girls 50-yard freestyle, senior Joe Davis placed sixth in the boys 50 free and freshman Kally Morris took fifth in the girls 100-yard butterfly.

Tooele sent off legendary head coach Mel Roberts into retirement after 50 years of dominant swimming. He said it will be tough not to be coaching at the state meet next year because the kids have worked so hard throughout his career. His boys team tied for seventh place at the state meet this year, sending three athletes to the podium: senior Maddie Royle in the girls 100 fly, junior Hunter Sherwood in the boys 100 fly and senior Forrest Nichols in the boys 500 free.

Francie Aufdemorte

Photo Editor at Tooele Transcript Bulletin
Francie Aufdemorte is photo editor for the Tooele Transcript-Bulletin. A Tooele County native, she graduated from Tooele High School in 1989, and with a degree in English from the University of Utah in 2001. She next studied filmmaking at the New York Film Academy in 2005, from which she earned a certificate of completion. Her ties to community journalism begin in 2005 when she worked for the Magna Times for two years, handling everything from classified advertising to editing and proofing news stories. While there she also created and maintained a new website for the newspaper. In 2007, she opened a Salt Lake-based studio called Book Cliff Photography. As principle photographer, she worked both editorial and commercial assignments, including portraiture and weddings. As photo editor, Aufdemorte photographs news, features, sports and advertising for the Transcript-Bulletin and supplemental publications, while also managing and assigning the newspaper’s freelance photographers.

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