Mustangs show pool powers

Feb 10 2013 - 12:15am

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Box Elder's Nathan Hale competes in the 100 yard butterfly at the 4A State Swim Meet, Saturday in Provo. (Eli Lucero/Herald Journal)
Box Elder's Cassie Perkins competes in the 100 yard breaststroke at the 4A State Swim Meet, Saturday in Provo. (Eli Lucero/Herald Journal)
Box Elder's Nathan Hale competes in the 100 yard butterfly at the 4A State Swim Meet, Saturday in Provo. (Eli Lucero/Herald Journal)
Box Elder's Cassie Perkins competes in the 100 yard breaststroke at the 4A State Swim Meet, Saturday in Provo. (Eli Lucero/Herald Journal)

PROVO -- The Mustangs brought home the team trophy.

Well, at least one of them.

Mountain Crest High's boys swimming team won the state 4-A championship on Saturday, topping Springville by a mere four points for the title. Skyline was third, with Woods Cross fifth and Box Elder seventh at BYU's pool.

On the girls side of the pool, Mountain Crest finished a distant second to Skyline, with Woods Cross fourth and Sky View sixth.

The Mustangs picked up individual wins from William Watts (200 freestyle), Sean O'Very (100 freestyle) and Porter Roe (100 backstroke), and won the 200 medley and 400 freestyle relays. The Mustangs also had runner-up efforts from O'Very (200 individual medley), Watts (500 freestyle) as well as the 200 medley relay. The Mustangs were third in the 200 freestyle relay.

Woods Cross was led by Thomas Sheridan, with a second in the 100 backstroke and a fourth in the 200 IM, and ended up fourth in the 400 freestyle relay and fifth in the 200 freestyle relay.

Box Elder was fifth in the 200 medley relay and sixth in the 200 freestyle relay. Alex Huntsman, Thomas LeBaron and Tyler Laws posted top-10 finishes.

Bonneville's Kade Hall swam fourth in his specialty, the 100 breaststroke, to pace the Lakers.

In 4-A girls races, Mountain Crest's Hailey Pabst broke long-standing record in the 50 freestyle, and also won the 100 freestyle. The mustangs were also second in the 200 freestyle relay.

Woods Cross was led by Alexis Ralph, who won the 100 breaststroke, and Gabrielle Beard, who was second in the 100 butterfly.

3-A championships

While Wasatch won a pair of team titles in spirited competition against Judge Memorial, Park City and Desert Hills, Ogden's Jodi Pham helped her team earn a seventh-place team finish.

Pham, a junior, was fifth in the 200 individual medley and a seventh-place finish in the 100 freestyle. The Tigers also were eighth in the 200 and 400 freestyle relays.

Bear River was led by Meagan Ballard, who swam ninth in the 50 freestyle. Ben Lomond's Maleena Miler was 10th in the 500 freestyle.

On the boys side, Ben Lomond's Ty Fejerany was third in the 100 breaststroke. Teammate Adam Heiner scored points in the 100 freestyle.

5-A championships

Brighton won a pair of team titles in the 5-A championships, which finished on Friday at the BYU pool. The Viewmont girls were the only Top of Utah team to finish among the top 10, finishing sixth.

The Vikings were led by Mariah Gassaway and McKenna Gassawy, third and fifth in the 100 breaststroke, and Sienna Smith, eighth in the 100 butterfly. The Vikings also were third in the 200 freestyle relay.

Amanda Bellison was eighth in the 100 backstroke and also scored points for Davis in the 200 freestyle, and the Darts were eighth in the 200 freestyle relay.

Fremont's girls were 10th in the 200 medley relay.

Weber High's Chandler Ward enjoyed a strong final meet, swimming third in the 50 freestyle and fourth in the 100 freestyle.

Layton's Kyle Mollinet was seventh in the 500 freestyle and 10th in the 200 freestyle

Davis' Ben Halls swam fourth in the 100 breaststroke and also scored points in the 100 butterfly.

Davis' boys were ninth in the 200 medley relay and 10th in the 200 freestyle relay.Viewmont's Daulton Swan was fifth in the 100 butterfly.

3-A wrestling

* BEARS THIRD AT 3-A DIVISIONAL: The pretenders were separated from the contenders on Saturday at the state 3-A wrestling North divisional qualifier at Delta.

Host Delta scored 313 points, topping Payson (260.5) and Bear River (235). Tooele, Stansbury and Morgan also qualified plenty of wreslters with top-10 team finishes.

BroDee Stevents gave the Bears their only weight division winner, pinning his opponent at 285 pounds.

The Bears' Nickolas Bingham was second at 113, whle teammate Dominic Kunder fell in the 126-pound final, both losing close decisions to Delta wrestlers.

Bear River got thirds from Tanner VanValkenberg at 132, Tanner Christensen at 145, R.Jay Christensen at 152, Chad Hornberger at 182 and Kyler Peterson at 195.

Morgan's Jayden Pentz pinned his opponent to win the 106-pound final.

Ben Lomond was led by Rafael Zendejas, who was fourth at 126.

The state 3-A championships will be Feb. 15-16 at Utah Valley University's UCCU Center.

Boys basketball

* WASATCH ACADEMY 66, LAYTON CHRISTIAN 50: At Mount Pleasant, the Jayhawks saw their 10-game winning streak come to an end with a hard-fought loss on the road.

Wasatch Academy is the favorite in the 2-A ranks, while LCA is the odds-on favorite in 1-A. The host team pushed out to a 39-16 lead and coasted to the win.

Preston Sill score 13, Leroy Sisnett added a dozen and Duce Namazi scored 11 for the Eagles.

Koby McEwen scored 16 for Wasatch Academy, Insa Kaba added 15, Cody John added 14 and Geno Luzcando scored 11.

 

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