The prep swimming season began with a big splash week, with one of the largest meets straight ahead.
The Davis girls and Weber boys each won their divisions at the Region 1 Relays last Tuesday at Layton's Surf 'N Swim pool.
In the girls chase, Davis edged Layton, with Fremont and Weber tied for a close third.
In the boys chase, Weber rolled past Davis, with Layton and Fremont tied for third.
Saturday, several area teams competed in the Grizzly Invitational at Utah State's pool in Logan, with the Logan girls and Weber boys topping the team standings.
Weber won the boys team race, with Sky View second, followed by Roy, Logan, Bear River and Syracuse.
In the girls team chase, Logan topped Sky View, with Weber third. Foy was fourth, followed by Bear River and Syracuse.
Top performers for the Weber boys included Chandler Ward, John Brasher, Shea Smith, Jon Vu and Clark Peterson. The Weber girls were led by Elizabeth Tomon and Erin Nordhill.
Many teams from across the state will compete in the Thanksgiving Invitationa, set for this Friday and Saturday at the South Davis Recreation Center.
Action begins at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, then resuming at 9 a.m. on Saturday at the Bountiful pool.
The Snow JC football team is having another outstanding season, and just completed an undefeated run through the Western States Football League on Saturday with a 40-26 win over the Arizona Western Matadors at Yuma, Ariz. The No. 7-ranked Badgers, which includes 16 Top of Utah athletes, finish the regular season at 10-1 overall.
Snow College (10-1, 8-0) will be looking for a bowl invite after deciding earlier this year not to host the Top of the Mountains Bowl game after holding the event for eight years in Salt Lake City.
Following the announcement of the state finalists last week, Whitni Syrett of Bryce Valley High School in Tropic and Justin Wright of Monticello High School in Monticello were recognized as Utah's Wendy's High School Heisman on Tuesday.
Syrett and Wright will now go on to compete for the national award that celebrates their hard work, dedication and exceptional records in athletics, academics and community leadership.
Awarded in conjunction with the collegiate Heisman, the Wendy's High School Heisman, now in its 19th year, has set the standard for high school student-athletes and gained tremendous prestige among universities and colleges nationwide.
The two were chosen from 45,000 applicants, surviving rounds that narrowed contenders to one male and one female winner from each school, and then to Utah's 20 state finalists.
Syrett and Wright will compete against winners from other regions across the country for a chance to be named one of 12 national finalists. These 12 outstanding students will go on to compete for the National Winner title in New York City on Dec. 7.
For more information, visit www.WendysHeisman.com.
All American Games, Football University and announced that place kicker Skyler Southam from Wasatch High School. has been selected to play at the 2013 Eastbay Youth All-American Bowl, taking place Jan. 6, 2013, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
Southam will kick for the USA U-15 team.
The NUC All American Games have returned, and the football all-star program is accepting nominations for boys in grades 6-8, 9, 10, 11 and 12. For information, visit www.nationalunderclassmen.com. The games will be held in Myrtle Beach, S.C., from Dec. 18-22. The NUC -- National Underclassmen Combines -- will be covered by every major recruiting service.
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