The young Grand County Red Devil boys and girls swim teams each swam to third-place finishes behind Emery and Richfield at Emery in Castle Dale on Tuesday, Nov. 17.
The girls scored 68 points, behind Richfield’s 108 points and Emery’s 100 points. Junior Alexa Pierce placed first in the 100-yard and 200-yard freestyle events, finishing the former in 58.25 seconds and the latter in 2:11.02. Freshman Mary Kimmerle won both the 50-yard freestyle at 27.72, and the 500-yard freestyle at 6:26.60. In the 50-yard freestyle, she was followed in third place by freshman London Richards (29.37) and fifth place by freshman Kyo Wakabayashi (33.25). Wabayashi also finished fifth in the 100-yard breaststroke at 1:37.40. In the 100-yard butterfly, junior River Richards placed second at 1:17.06.
Kimmerle, Pierce and the Richards sisters teamed up to place first in the 200-yard medley at 2:07.74, and Kimmerle, Pierce and River Richards joined junior Jayelen Knowles for a second place finish in the 200-yard freestyle relay at 1:55.24.
The boys scored 35 points, behind Richfield’s 133 and Emery’s 116 points. Freshman Braxten Pierce led the effort for Grand, placing second in the 500-yard freestyle at 5:43.06, as well as third in the 50-yard freestyle at 25.29.
Braxten Pierce was also part of the third-place 200-yard medley quartet along with fellow freshmen Ben Shafer, Sidney Shumway and Connor Ainge. The group swam a time of 2:13.42. Pierce, freshman Ridge Murdock, senior River Murdock and freshman Alex Lacy combined for a third-place effort in the 400-yard freestyle at 4:30.13.
Lacy swam to a fourth-place finish in the 100-yard freestyle at 1:06.77, Ainge swam to a fifth-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle at 2:34.42 and Shumway swam to a fifth-place finish in the 100-yard butterfly at 1:24.13.
The Red Devils were also scheduled to host a four-team meet on Tuesday, Nov. 24, involving North Sanpete, Wasatch Academy and Gunnison. They return to action following the Thanksgiving weekend on Friday, Dec. 4, in Vernal.
Boys, girls, each finish in third place