The Grand County High School swim team had a good showing at the back-to-back Cedar Grantsville and Richfield meets on Jan. 4 and 5.
At the first meet in Grantsville, the boys took fourth place in the 200 meter medley relay (2:27). The team consisted of Drake Hackney, Treyton Helquist, Jackson Knowles, and Duncan Reidhead. Knowles also placed third in the boy’s 200-meter, and second in the boy’s 100-meter butterfly.
In the girl’s 50-meter freestyle, Kayla Weston took fifth, Sierra Indergard took seventh, Brianna Ballard took ninth, and Zarena Rigby swam for twelfth with a time of 42 seconds, shaving ten seconds off her previous time.
In the boy’s 50-meter freestyle, Reidhead swam for fifth place, Hackney for 11th, James Martin for 13th, River Murdock swam for 16th, and Kris Kemp for 17th.
The meet moved along swiftly with Grand’s swim team placing well in each following event. Weston went on to take second in the girl’s 100-meter freestyle as well as fourth in the 200 meter freestyle relay. Katie Winget took seventh in the girl’s 100-meter freestyle. Reidhead took fifth in the boy’s 100-meter freestyle where Martin swam for ninth. Gaby Meyer took third in the girl’s 400-meter freestyle, which is the longest race of the meet. Murdock took fifth in the same race for boy’s.
Indergard took fifth in the girl’s 100-meter backstroke, where Rigby took seventh and Gaby Martineau took eighth. Wiley Sheldon took seventh for the boy’s race.
Robin Willscheidt won Grand County a first place in the girl’s 100-meter breast stroke. A few races later and the team headed to their hotel room to rest for another day of hard swimming in Richfield.
The next meet was all about shedding time off. Gaby Meyer shed nine seconds off of her previous 200-yard freestyle with a strong swim of 3 minutes and six seconds. River Murdock shed one almost a second off of his 50-yard freestyle sprint.
Kayla Weston took eighth in the girl’s 50-yard freestyle. Meyer had another great time improvement in the 100-yard freestyle by shedding almost five seconds off her previous swim.
Drake Hackney and Treyton Helquist took almost a second off of their 100-yard breast stroke.
Grand County will compete at region on Jan. 27 and 28.