After a nearly three-week layoff thanks to the holidays, the Tooele swim team finally returned to competition on Thursday with a meet against Bonneville and Telos Academy at the Leigh Pratt Aquatic Center.
The Buffaloes came away victorious, with the girls beating Bonneville 161-86 and the boys edging Bonneville 140-128 and beating Telos 146-55. With most of Tooele’s athletes trying to shake off some rust after having not competed since Dec. 14, there weren’t many records set among the Buffs’ top swimmers — Sharon Seals set a new personal record in the girls’ 200-yard freestyle with a time of 2 minutes, 10.59 seconds, and Sho Ikeda beat his previous best in the boys’ 100 free with a time of 54.03.
Brayden Davis led the Tooele boys with wins in the 200 free (2:03.56) and 500 free (5:41.17). Ikeda won the 100 fly in 57.24 and Cooper Woods won the 100 backstroke in 1:13.93. The Buffs’ 200 medley relay team of Woods, Cooper Tolbert, Ikeda and Davis won in 1:56.83, the 200 free relay (Ikeda, Woods, Jacob Mott and Andrew Crane) won in 1:46.08 and the 400 free relay (Ikeda, Crane, Harrison Stoddard and Davis) won in 3:49.29.
Mott finished second in the 200 individual medley (2:36.42) and third in the 100 breaststroke (1:17.73). Woods was third in the 200 free (2:18.58) and Stoddard was third in the 100 free (57.67).
Aspen Grgich won the 200 free (2:09.81) and 100 free (1:00.34) for the Tooele girls. Seals won the 500 free (6:17.20), Annalee Beard won the 100 back (1:09.79) and Kylie Randall won the 100 breast (1:21.66).
Like their male counterparts, the Buffs’ girls swept all three relays as well. Beard, Jennifer Hall, Addy Seal and Seals won the 200 medley relay in 2:10.77. Grgich, Beard, Aspen Walker and Seals won the 200 free relay in 1:55.44, while Grgich, Seal, Emery Harrison and Walker claimed the 400 free relay in 4:49.36.
Seal had a pair of second-place finishes in the 100 butterfly (1:20.66) and 200 IM (2:46.74), while Seals was second in the 200 free. Walker was second in the 100 back (1:17.78) and 50 free (29.56), and Hall was second in the 100 breast (1:21.86) and third in the 200 IM (2:48.02). Dana Evans was third in the 200 free (2:41.87), Harrison was third in the 50 free (32.26) and Randall was third in the 100 free (1:07.22).
Tooele will play host to Cyprus on Thursday at the Pratt Aquatic Center before traveling to Salt Lake City to take part in the Highland Invitational on Friday and Saturday at Highland High School.