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image Grantsville’s Alice Vinciguerra finished third in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:30.03 on Friday at the Tooele Invitational.

December 24, 2013
THS girls nab 3A title at Tooele Invitational

Stansbury’s Hillman, Grantsville’s Vinciguerra turn in strong individual performances 

The Tooele girls swim team avenged a loss to Cedar in November by defeating the Lady Redmen 293-271 in the 3A, 2A, 1A competition at the Tooele Invitational swim meet Friday and Saturday.

Wasatch, Lehi and Westlake, in the 4A-5A division, dominated both the boys and girls competition at the meet that included 400 swimmers from 14 schools.

Wasatch won the girls competition overall with 467.5 points followed by Lehi at 389 and Westlake at 384. Lehi won the boys competition overall with 530 points followed by Westlake at 393.5 and Wasatch 381.

Cedar prevailed in the 3A, 2A, 1A boys competition with 274.5 points followed by Uintah 233, Tooele 140, Grantsville 92, Stansbury 69.5, North Summit 61, Carbon 57.5, Grand 57, Delta 27, Millard 9, Wasatch Academy 0.

North Summit finished third in the 3A, 2A, 1A girls competition with 117 points followed by Carbon 106, Stansbury 87, Grand 86, Uintah 76, Grantsville 46, Delta 1.5, Millard 0, Wasatch Academy 0.

One of the top swimmers at the meet was Stansbury’s Garrett Hillman who finished second in the 500 freestyle and third in the 200 freestyle. He clocked 5:21.13 in the 500 and 2:08.08 in the 200.

Tooele’s Jack McEachern placed fourth in the 500 free with teammate Peter Imlay 11th.  Imlay finished eighth in the 200 freestyle and teammate Tim Nowotny placed 13th.

Grantsville’s top female swimmer Alice Vinciguerra finished third in the 200 IM with a time 2:30.03. She finished less than 3 seconds behind the first-place swimmer from Uintah. Tooele’s Sydnie Hardy finished fourth and Maddie Nichols was fifth. Tooele’s Jessica Knowles finished 11th.

Grantsville’s Tanner Higley placed third in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:06.32. Jacob Leatham of Tooele placed 16th and Conner Clark of Stansbury placed 17th.

Tooele finished strong in the girls 100 breaststroke with Cassidy Evans fourth, Madison Royle sixth and Maddie Eldredge 11th.

The THS girls 200 medley relay team shined with a fourth-place finish overall. The team of Brook Baker, Katelin Hardy, Cassidy Evans and Madison Royle clocked 2:08.08. Stansbury’s girls 200 medley relay team placed eighth with Becki Clonts, Lydia Harrell, Kylee Herbert and Montana VonHatten.

Tooele freshman Madison Royle shined in the 100 IM with a time of 1:13.85 for fourth place. Lehi senior Chole Sturgill won the event with a time of 1:08.20. Tooele’s Sydnie Hardy and Aumanae finished 10th and 11th. Kendra Favero of Grantsville placed 18th.

Kelly Clonts of Tooele placed fifth in the 200 freestyle with a time of 2:13.09.

The THS girls 400 relay team of Nichols, Baker, Hardy and Kelly Clonts placed fourth the race with Stansbury’s team of Lydia Harrell, Montana VonHatten, Kimbri Herring and Becki Clonts seventh.

Local swimmers were strong in the 100 fly with Grantsville’s Vinciguerra fifth, Tooele’s Hardy sixth and Stansbury’s Harrell sixth. Tooele’s Knowles and Sophie Condie were 13th and 15th, respectively.

Kelly Clonts of Tooele clocked 1:00.53 in the 100 free which was good enough for fifth place. Headman of Tooele placed 18th and VonHatten of Stansbury was 20th.

Four Tooele girls placed in the 500 free with Nichols sixth, Andrea Howsden 11th, Hardy 13th and Amber Baker 14th.

A pair of THS swimmers looked good in the 100 backstroke with Wyatt Rapich sixth and C.J. Dingman 14h.

Tooele girls placed sixth in the 200 freestyle relay with Evans, Headman, Royle and Kelly Clonts.

Grantsville finished sixth in the 200 medley relay with the team Blackhurst, Beckett, Higley and Josh Williams. Tooele placed eighth with Rapich, McEachern, Leatham and Nowotny.

Tooele placed seventh in the 400 relay with Merkley, Imlay, Wylie Dalton and Tim Nowotny. Stansbury’s team of Hillman, Jonathan Sonntag, Josh Hilton and Conner Clark were ninth. Grantsville’s Kelly, Beckett, Chintz leftover and Todd Ratchet were 12th.

Becki Clonts of Stansbury finished 12th in the 50 freestyle event with Tooele’s Baker and Headman 13th and 14th.

Hilton of Stansbury placed 13th in the boys 50 freestyle.

C.J. Dingman of Tooele placed 12th in the 100 IM with Grantsville’s Paul Blackhurst 12th.

Five local swimmers placed in the 100 fly with Beckett and Higley of Grantsville eighth and ninth. Tooele’s McEachern 10th and Nowotny 13th. Grantsville’s Kelley came in 16th. Hilton and Dalton finished 16th and 17th in the 100 freestyle.

Stansbury’s Becki Clonts finished 10th in the 100 backstroke with Tooele’s Baker 12th and Hotelman 16th.

Tooele swims at Cyprus on Jan. 9, Stansbury swims at the Trident Invite in St. George on Jan. 10-11, and Grantsville swims at Ben Lomond on Jan. 16.

Mark Watson

Sports Editor at Tooele Transcript Bulletin
Mark directs all editorial coverage of sports in addition to reporting on a wide range of events from high school football to international racing. He has a wealth of journalism experience, having worked for four other newspapers in the state. Mark grew up in Tooele County and graduated from Grantsville High School and Brigham Young University.

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