The Grand County Red Devils swimming teams’ girls scores and boys scores combined for seventh overall at the Cedar Invitational, which took place on Friday, Nov. 11, and Saturday, Nov. 12, in Cedar City. The Grand girls placed fifth overall, scoring 168 of the Red Devils’ 217 points, including a victory in the 200-yard freestyle relay. In the relay, the group of River Richards, London Richards, Mary Kimmerle and Alexa Pierce swam a 1:49.17, breaking the previous mark of 1:51.58, which was set by Rowland Hall at the state championships in early 2016.
The same four girls also, albeit in different order, placed third in the 200-yard medley relay at 2:04.11. Kimmerle swam the first leg, followed by London and River Richards, with Pierce again acting as the anchor.
Individually, Pierce swam to a pair of second place finishes in the 200-yard individual medley (2:22.66) and the 100-yard butterfly (1:03.53). Kimmerle placed fifth in the 100-yard freestyle (59.61) and sixth in the 100-yard backstroke (1:09.76). London Richards finished seventh in the butterfly (1:15.01) and fourth in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:20.59). Older sister River Richards placed 13th in the 500-yard freestyle (6:37.67) and 14th in the individual medley (2:40.38). Brooklin Hugentobler also had a scoring finish, placing 17th in the 100-yard freestyle (1:06.02).
The boys were highlighted by Braxten Pierce, who placed third in the 200-yard freestyle (1:55.54) and 14th in the 50-yard freestyle (24.44); and Alex Lacy, who placed 15th in the 100-yard butterfly (1:08.24).
The Red Devils are next scheduled to compete at division rival Emery on Tuesday, Nov. 22, at 3:30 p.m.
Girls break state 2A record in relay event