North Sanpete Hawks break six school records at region meet
By Macy Curtis
The North Sanpete Hawks broke a total of six school records in a swim meet at the Region 14 championships in Heber on Saturday afternoon. The boys finished in second place and the girls finished third overall.
According to Coach David LaTomme, the Hawks shattered six school records at the region meet: They were in the girls 200 medley relay and the girls 200 free relay; Hope Christensen posted best times for the 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle; and on the boys’ side, Kaysen Smith earned a spot in the record books for the 50 freestyle and 100 backstroke.
The girls 200 medley relay team broke the school record with a time of 2:22:35. Swimmers Tori Day, Ella Cook, Hope Christensen and Phaedra Lamb placed third overall.
The Hawks boys placed third in the 200 free relay. The team consists of Gideon Palmer, Josh Andersen, Joseph Holbrook and Gage Cox.
On the boys’ team, Kaysen Smith broke a school record in the 50 freestyle and placed second in the event and he broke the school record in the 100 backstroke and finished fourth.
Joseph Holbrook placed fourth and Gideon Palmer placed fifth in the boys 200 individual medley.
In the boys 100 freestyle Kason Erickson took fifth place and sixth place was earned by Josh Anderson. Gage Cox and Spencer Day earned fifth and sixth place finishes in the 100 fly.
Hawks swimmer Hope Christensen won first place at region in the 100 freestyle. She swam stroke to stroke with her opponent from Morgan until the very last second. Both swimmers touched the wall within a half second of each other.
Tori Day also took fifth in the 200 freestyle.
With region now in the books, the Hawks will shift their focus to the 3A State Championships, which will take place on Feb. 12 and 13 at BYU in Provo.