The Tooele and Stansbury swim teams opened the 2018-19 season Friday afternoon, facing all their Region 11 rivals plus Summit Academy and St. Joseph in an invitational meet at the Pratt Aquatic Center.
Two local swimmers — Stansbury’s Kally Morris and Tooele’s Cade McEachern — came away with individual event wins, highlighting strong days for both schools. Morris won the girls’ 100-yard butterfly in 1 minute, 3.01 seconds, while McEachern was the winner in the boys’ 100 backstroke in a personal-best time of 1:00.77.
Morris’ win helped the Stansbury girls finish third in the team standings with 263 points, trailing Park City’s 543 and Tooele’s 327. Morris also finished second in the 200 individual medley (2:21.97), and teammate Caroline Wilson was second in the 100 breaststroke (personal-best 1:17.73). The Stallions got a third-place finish from Trixia Fisher in the 50 freestyle (27.40), and the 200 medley relay of Fisher, Wilson, Morris and Taylor Gillis was third in 2:05.33. The 200 free relay of Fisher, Gillis, Wilson and Morris took third in 1:53.11.
Wilson added a fourth-place finish in the 100 free (1:01.83). Fisher set a new personal record in the 100 backstroke, finishing fifth in 1:11.99, and Lindsey McCubbins recorded a PR in the 500 free by finishing sixth in 6:40.86.
Tooele was led by Annalee Beard, who finished second in the 100 back (1:08.97) and fourth in the 200 free (2:18.34). Myra Miller was third in the 100 free (1:01.82) and fourth in the 50 free (27.51), and Aspen Grgich was third in the 500 free and sixth in the 200 IM (2:32.59).
Sharon Seals was fifth in the 500 free (6:26.23) and seventh in the 50 free (28.13). Addy Seal was sixth in the 100 fly (1:18.20) and seventh in the 200 IM (2:42.85). Jennifer Hall was sixth in the 100 breast (1:22.04) and Kylee Randle was eighth (1:24.20).
Tooele’s 400 free relay team of Grgich, Seals, Beard and Miller finished second in its race with a time of 4:06.31. The 200 medley relay team of Beard, Hall, Grgich and Miller was fourth in 2:06.37. The 200 free relay, which included Seal, Keira Nield, Emery Harrison and Randle, finished seventh in 2:04.69.
McEachern’s win, along with a fourth-place finish in the 100 fly (1:03.14), led the Tooele boys to a second-place finish behind Juan Diego, with Stansbury right behind in a tight battle between the top three teams. Sho Ikeda finished second in the 100 fly in 58.68 and was third in the 200 IM in 2:20.81. Brayden Davis was third in the 200 free in 2:01.76 and fourth in the 500 free in 5:30.70.
Harrison Stoddard set a new PR in the 50 free, finishing fifth in 25.74. He also finished eighth in the 100 breast in 1:20.06. Cooper Woods’ fifth-place time of 2:12.63 in the 200 free was also a personal-best, and he also finished eighth in the 100 back in 1:11.89. Jacob Mott was sixth in the 100 breast (1:17.94) and seventh in the 200 IM (2:42.46), recording a pair of PRs, and Cooper Tolbert set a new PR in the 100 breast with a seventh-place time of 1:19.65.
The Buffaloes picked up three third-place finishes from their relay teams. The 200 medley relay team of McEachern, Mott, Ikeda and Davis had a time of 1:53.54. Woods, Stoddard, Andrew Crane and McEachern teamed up for a time of 1:42.96 in the 200 free relay, and Davis, Stoddard, Crane and Ikeda recorded a time of 3:48.89 in the 400 free relay.
Destin Kunz led Stansbury with a second-place finish in the 200 IM (2:14.82) and a third-place effort in the 100 free (personal-best 53.40). Wyatt McLachlan set a new personal-best in the 200 free, finishing fourth in 2:10.11, while Xavier Jefferies’ fourth-place time of 1:05.83 in the 100 back was also a PR. Jefferies added another personal-best effort in the 100 fly, finishing fifth in 1:04.82.
Joshua Reynolds set a PR in the 100 breast, finishing fourth in 1:17.29. Isaac Adair finished fifth in the 200 IM in 2:26.14 and sixth in the 100 fly in 1:05.11. Chase Eldredge was sixth in the 500 free (personal-best 6:04.83) and seventh in the 200 free (personal-best 2:15.67). Kyler Maier (sixth, 2:28.78) and Sergio Reyescordova (eighth, 2:44.37) each set PRs in the 200 IM.
The Stallions’ 200 free relay team of Adair, Reyescordova, Jefferies and Kunz finished second in 1:42.25. Stansbury’s 200 medley relay of Jefferies, Reynolds, Kunz and Adair was fourth in 1:53.94, and the 400 free relay of Brayden Allen, Joel Laird, Logan Gillis and Drew McLachlan was fifth in 4:18.65.
Both Stansbury and Tooele will be back in action this weekend at the Cedar City Invitational.