Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

December 6, 2022
SHS girl swimmers nip Tooele High

The close rivalry continues. 

Stansbury girls swim team slipped past Tooele 138-125 at the Pratt Aquatic Center Thursday. The two teams, however, will see each three more times in the next two months before the season ends.

The Buffs and Stallions square off Dec. 16 and 17 with 14 other teams in the annual Tooele Invitational. They also meet in the Tooele County Tri meet on Jan. 21, followed by the Region 11 championships on Feb. 4.

Head coach Holly Tate noted that her boy and girl teams combined for 39 individual personal records in the dual meet.

“We have a busy schedule for the next three weeks so we will continue to fine tune everything,” she added.

Stansbury’s relays proved be the deciding factor in Thursday’s battle.

The Stallion frontline of Kaetlyn Taylor, Jaide Forence, Kara Hullinger, and Samantha Jeppson coasted to first place in the opening 200 medley relay.

Lauren von Niederhausern won the 200 free hung while Dubrouski hung on and out-touched Tooele’s Isabelle Lay by .04 seconds for second place honors. SHS added valuable points with Katelyn Nielson and Karm Chanda finished fourth and fifth.

Junior Kara Hullinger won the individual medley with Buffs Kate Walker and Sydnee Sherwood finishing in second and third.

Taylor blazed to first in the 50 free in 26.70, with von Niederhausern, Ava Leonelli, and freshman Amelia Farris of THS hitting the finishing pad for second, third, and fourth places. 

Hullinger earned her third win of the afternoon in the 100 butterfly, while Tooele’s Haven Saling finished second and Chanda of Stansbury in third.

Walker of Tooele won the 100 free, but Stansbury grabbed points with 2-3-4 finishes from Dubrouski, Makenna Jones, and Paula Ayala. Tooele freshmen Brittany Goodwin and Akala Brito rounded out the scoring.

Florence and Jeppson finished one-two in the distant 500 free for Stansbury

Although trailing at this point of the competition, Tooele’s 200 free relay of Maddie Nicholson, Lay, Sherwood, and Walker finished first to keep the teams close at hand. 

Taylor trimmed nearly three seconds off her best time in the 100 back to edge Tooele’s Leonelli and Amelia Farris with SHS Jeppson in fourth.

Tooele’s Nicholson won the breaststroke as she edged Florence and fellow teammate Haven Saling. Stansbury’s Wright, Katelyn Nielson, and Emily Nielson round out the scoring in the afternoon’s closest event.

The Stallions iced the meet winning the 400 free relay in time of 4:29.54.

The Buffs travel to Cottonwood Thursday for their next dual meet.

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