It had been almost a month since the Grantsville swim team took to the pool in competition before Thursday’s non-region tri-meet against Layton and Northridge at the Pratt Aquatic Center in Tooele.
The Cowboys embraced the opportunity to get back to work with the Region 13 championships just over three weeks away, putting together a solid effort that featured multiple personal-best times.
Grantsville senior Hadlee Begay won the girls’ 200-yard individual medley in 2 minutes, 21.27 seconds and the 500 freestyle in 5:40.18, both of which represented the fastest times in Class 3A so far this season. Fellow senior Ben Smurthwaite set a pair of personal records, winning the boys’ 100 butterfly in 59.05 — the fifth-fastest time in 3A this year — and finishing second in the 200 IM in 2:11.67, the fourth-best time in 3A.
Evan Thomas finished second in the 200 free with a PR of 2:15.22, and he added a runner-up finish in the 100 free in 1:01.12. Mary Armantrout was second in the 50 free in 29.66 and fourth in the 100 free in 1:07.01. Nick Redmond was third in the boys’ 100 backstroke in 1:20.04, and Kira Higley was third in the girls’ 200 free (2:54.52) and sixth in the 100 breaststroke (1:37.26). Kadee Dow was fourth in the 200 free in 2:59.21 and second in the 500 free in 8:12.08.
Dominic Ramsay was sixth in the boys’ 50 free in 27.98 and Bethany Swallom finished eighth in the girls’ 100 free in 1:23.10. Dustin Carter was seventh in the boys’ 100 free in 1:06.99. Grantsville’s boys medley relay team of Josh Parks, James Limburg, Smurthwaite and Thomas was second in 2:03.28, and Thomas, Parks, Carter and Smurthwaite were second in the 400 free relay in 4:10.04. Brock Merrill, Redmond, Carter and Ramsay were fourth in the 200 free relay in 1:58.52.
Armantrout, Higley, Begay and Libby Whitman finished fourth in the girls’ medley relay in 2:20.86. Dow, Higley, Maycee Marx and Miriam Holliday were fourth in the 200 free relay in 2:42.20.
Grantsville is scheduled to take part in a quad meet with Tooele, Stansbury and Uintah on Friday afternoon at the Pratt Aquatic Center.