LAYTON -- Some habits are hard to break.
The Weber High boys and girls swimming teams repeated as Region 1 champions following a hard-fought day of swimming on Wednesday at the Layton Surf 'N Swim. Davis put up a strong fight to finish second in both divisions, with Fremont and Layton providing the same order of finish on the boys and girls sides.
There were plenty of individual performances that brought the fans to their feet, as eight different swimmers earned double victories in their specialties.
The top swimmers will now prepare for the state 5-A championships on Feb. 7-8 at BYU.
On the girls side, Weber tallied 453 points to Davis' 351. Fremont (311.5) edged Layton (293.5), with Northridge fifth and Syracuse sixth.
Ali Nordhill was the only individual champion for the Warriors, taking the 500 freestyle in 6:09:35, but the Warriors fared well in the relays and used team depth from Emily Sichz, Erin Nordhill, Elizabeth Tomon, Bailey Love and Andrea Nef to repeat as champions.
Davis' Amanda Bellison won the 200 freestyle (2:07.20) and also the 100 backstroke (1:02.09). Darts teammate Bailee Jensen was also a double winner, claiming the 50 freestyle (27.11) and 100 freestyle (59.13).
Davis' Bailey Bunch won the 100 breaststroke (1:13.35), and the Darts also won the 200 and 400 freestyle relays.
Layton's Anna Salazar was also a double winner, claiming the 200 individual medley (2:30.57) and 100 butterfly (1:05.03) races.
Fremont's girls won the 200 medley relay.
On the boys side, the Warriors topped the 500-point mark at 501, with Davis at 426. Fremont finished third (299), followed by Layton (240), Northridge and Syracuse.
Weber's Chandler Ward led hist team to victory with wins in the 50 freestyle (23.14) and 100 freestyle (49.76),
The Warriors also claimed the 200 freestyle and 400 freestyle relays. Weber swimmers Shea Smith, Nate Johnson, Jon Vu, Chad Cheney, Andrew Chugg, Connor Holst, John Brasher, Clark Peterson and Logan Rawlings all provided top-four finishes on the day.
The Darts' Ben Halls won a pair of events, claiming the 100 butterfly (56.52) and 100 breaststroke (1:03.18)., His brother, Jesse Halls, won the 100 backstroke (59.31). Davis won the 200 medley relay
Layton's Kyle Mollinet was double winner, claiming the 200 freestyle (1:52.04) and 500 freestyle (5:02.49).
The Lancers' James Thompson won the 200 individual medley (2:11.33).
The state 5-A championships are Feb. 7-8 at BYU's pool. The state diving championships will be staged on Feb. 7, also at BYU. The Warriors and Darts will look to crack the top 10 team chase.
The state 4-A and 3-A championships will run Feb. 8-9 at BYU.