Swim teams stroke away
for first meet of season
By Marcy Curtis
MT. PLEASANT—North Sanpete, Gunnison, Delta and Grand high school swimmers hit the lanes at the Mt. Pleasant pool last Thursday for their first swim meet back after the freeze in high school sports due to COVID.
The first heat of the evening proved to be exciting. The Bulldogs led the girl’s 200 meter in the first three laps. Gunnison’s Emily Flake was the first one in the water on the final lap, but the Hawks Tori Day was not far behind her. Day caught up to Flake on the turn and pulled ahead to touch the wall first. The Hawks team placed first in the heat with a time of 2:30:98 with the Bulldogs tight behind at 2:31:30.
The Bulldogs held a commanding lead in their 200 meter relay the whole heat finishing with a time of 2:03:39. It was a battle between the Hawks and the Grand Devils for the second place finish. Kayson Smith for the Hawks gave them just enough to get the second place finish with a time of 2:05:37 over Grand.
Bulldog Levi Reber was able to hang on to get the third place finish in the boy’s 200 yard freestyle, improving on his previous time by four seconds with a finishing time of 2:17:57. The girl’s 50 yard freestyle had three heats battling it out for the top three spots. Gunnison’s Flake had a time of 33:51 and Anya Lyman came in second in 31:80, but it was the Hawks’ Hope Christensen getting the win in 26:60.
The Hawks Kayson Smith took the first place spot in the 50 yard freestyle with a time of 25:42 and Gunnison’s Brock Overly came in second place at 27:04.
The 100 yard freestyle heats had Gunnison’s Flake taking first with a time of 1:18:21 and Smith from the Hawks taking the boys with 58:64.
With a lot more swimming to go, both the Bulldogs and the Hawks look to have a promising season ahead of them.