PROVO — Ameila Draney, Lizz Dempsey, Connor Newman, Michael Pantelakis, Nathan Wallace and the Desert Hills medley relay team all will be bringing home gold medsls to southern Utah after their performances on the first day of the 3A State Swimming Championships at BYU Friday afternoon and evening.
Draney, from Desert Hills, won the 200-yard Individual Medley and set a new 3A record time with a mark of 2:08.31. She helped her Thunder girls team place second after four events Friday. There are seven more events Saturday.
Dempsey, from Cedar High, took the gold in the speed event, the 50-yard Freestyle, notching a time of 24.93. The Cedar girls are in third place, nearly 100 points behind front runner Park City.
Newman, out of Snow Canyon High, rushed through the 200-yard Freestyle in a time of 1:48.32, good enough for gold there.
Pantelakis took the 200-yard IM at 1:58.92, reaching the top of the podium for the Dixie Flyers. His efforts helped Dixie into a third-place tie with Juan Diego.
Wallace, from Canyon View, sliced through the water in the 50-Free in a time of 21.93 for the gold. Park City leads the boys side as well, with Cedar in second.
The D-Hills Medley Relay team, consisting of Spencer Bleazard, Makai Smith, Austin Anderson and Zach Rowe, also won the gold.
The state meet continues with seven more events Saturday. Look for more results and a photo gallery here on STGNews.com.
Meanwhile, photographer Shane Marshall was at Friday’s event and captured some great shots for us.
3A state swimming Friday’s Events @ BYU
200-yard Medley Relay: 1. Park City (Natalie McDonald, Joelle Hess, Mara Selznick, Becca Selznick) 1:50.11; 2. Desert Hills (Megan Draney, Madison Wawrzyniak, Tessa Trimble, Amelia Draney) 1:54.65; 3. Cedar City (Eliza Hafen, Hannah Blackwell, Lizz Dempsey, Kristen Gross) 1:57.44; 4. Dixie (Hart Baresco, Tina Crum, Kayla Greer, Ashlee McBride) 2:02.16; 5. Snow Canyon (Tiffany Farris, Erin Call, Sydney Zwick, Bryn Condie) 2:04.14; 6. Uintah (Kialynn Jones, Kambrea Harris, Natalie Buelte, Sage Bingham) 2:04.71; 7. Tooele (Aumanae Hitesman, Cassidy Evans, Katelin Hardy, Madison Royle) 2:09.07; 8. Stansbury (Becki Clonts, Kylee Herbert, Lydia Darrell, Montana VonHatten) 2:09.60
200-yard Freestyle: 1. Roslyn Selznick, Park City, 1:59.47; 2. Megan Draney, Desert Hills, 1:59.66; 3. Tiffany Farris, Snow Canyon, 2:00.53; 4. Kaylee LeBaron, Hurricane, 2:03.93; 5. Anna-Maria Kurttila, Richfield, 2:04.48; 6. Shelby Bulkley, Payson, 2:06.69; 7. Bailey Burke, Park City, 2:07.82; 8. Jess Espinoza, Juan Diego, 2:09.83
200-yard Individual Medley: 1. Amelia Draney, Desert Hills, 2:08.31; 2. Joelle Hess, Park City, 2:11.87; 3. Megan Flake, Park City, 2:18.27; 4. Allie Watt, Pine View, 2:20.64; 5. Madison Wawrzyniak, Desert Hills, 2:22.59; 6. Tessa Trimble, Desert Hills, 2:26.49; 7. Katie Ivers, Park City, 2:27.95; 8. Madi McIntyre, Park City, 2:27.96
50-yard Freestyle: 1. Lizz Dempsey, Cedar City, 24.93; 2. Becca Selznick, Park City, 24.99; 3. Zoe Smith, Desert Hills, 25.28; 4. Kristen Gross, Cedar City, 25.32; 5. Natalie Buelte, Uintah, 25.38; 6. Kendall House, Park City, 25.76; 6. Lydia Harrell, Stansbury, 25.76; 8. Jess Espinoza, Juan Diego, 26.18
200-yard Medley Relay: 1. Desert Hills (Spencer Bleazard, Makai Smith, Austin Anderson, Zach Rowe) 1:42.67; 2. Park City (Jinwon Bailar, Vincent Hess, Ryan Graves, Alex Yokubison) 1:43.18; 3. Dixie (Michael Pantelakis, Ashby Johnson, Ivan Cataluna, Luke Hager) 1:43.93; 4. Cedar City (Alex Knight, Nashton Bentley, Kollin Maxwell, Colby Clark) 1:44.93; 5. Juan Diego (Luke Opitz, Jordan Hendrickson, Casey Rose, Woodey, Greer) 1:45.37; 6. Uintah (Derek Anderson, Tyler Pace, Tyler Hermann, Josh Williams) 1:48.02; 7. Canyon View (Alan Anderson, Andreas Hendricks, Karter Brown, Nathan Wallace) 1:48.46; 8. Snow Canyon (Connor Newman, Jacob Atkinson, Alexander Karren, Mason Stevens) 1:50.34
200-yard Freestyle: 1. Connor Newman, Snow Canyon, 1:48.32; 2. Colby Clark, Cedar City, 1:49.03; 3. Garrett Hillman, Stansbury, 1:51.62; 4. Alex Yokubison, Park City, 1:56.06; 5. Connor Stolfa, Juan Diego, 1:56.09; 6. David Ferris, Park City, 1:56.10; 7. Vinnie Criscione, Park City, 1:56.20; 8. Luke Opitz, Juan Diego, 1:58.23
200-yard Individual Medley: 1. Michael Pantelakis, Dixie, 1:58.92; 2. Jinwon Bailar, Park City, 2:00.33; 3. Spencer Bleazard, Desert Hills, 2:05.96; 4. Kollin Maxwell, Cedar City, 2:08.62; 5. Ashby Johnson, Dixie, 2:09.91; 6. Jack McMullin, Park City, 2:11.78; 7. Alex Knight, Cedar City, 2:13.14; 8. Tanner Higley, Grantsville, 2:14.79
50-yard Freestyle: 1. Nathan Wallace, Canyon View, 21.93; 2. Vincent Hess, Park City, 22.67; 3. Casey Rose, Juan Diego, 22.74; 4. Woodey Greer, Juan Diego, 23.35; 5. Alan Anderson, Canyon View, 23.78; 6. Tyler Pace, Uintah, 23.88; 7. Karter Brown, Canyon View, 23.90; 8. Josh Williams, Uintah, 23.99
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