Bountiful swimmers win Mayors CupJan 15, 2021 11:00AM ● By Catherine Garrett
The Bountiful High boys and girls swimming teams won the Mayors Cup Jan. 8 behind multiple top finishes. Farmington placed second while Woods Cross was third and Viewmont fourth at the meet.
For the first-place girls squad at the Mayors Cup, Elliott Howe and Sadie Duke both won their individual events – the 100 butterfly and 100 breaststroke, respectively, while also swimming a leg of the top 200 medley relay team which also included Loni Tippetts and Hannah Drummer. Rebecca Reeve won the 200 individual medley.
Other top-five finishers for the Braves were Madelynn Fenwick (second, 200 freestyle), Jessica Barnes (third, 200 free; fifth, 100 free), Duke (third, 100 fly), Howe (third, 50 free), Tippetts (third, 100 free), Gabby Westergard (third, 100 breast), Emma Anjewierden (fourth, 200 free; fifth, 100 back), Mia Fowler (fourth, 500 free), Emily Knowlton (fourth, 100 breast), Grace Hanni (fifth, 500 free) and Ellie Staheli (fifth, 200 free).
The 200 free relay squads of Duke, Tippetts, Drummer and Howe placed second with Fenwick, Bushman, Barnes and Reeve taking fourth and Anjewierden, Anneli Billings, Staheli and Fowler in fifth. The 400 free relay teams of Elle Staheli, Anjewierden, Billings and Emory Johansen took third and Fenwick, Madelyn Bushman, Barnes and Reeve were fourth.
The first-place boys team were led by Ryan Wood with a win in the 200 IM, Tyler Gunn touching first in the 100 breast and the 200 free relay of Gunn, Tyler Orme, Kobi Vanderlinden and Wood also winning.
Also placing in the top five were Orme (second, 100 breast; second, 200 IM), Wood (second, 500 free), Erik Landheim (third, 100 breast), David Bennion (fourth, 100 back), Max Clifford (fourth, 100 breast), Ethan Dye (fourth, 500 free), Vanderlinden (fourth, 50 free; fourth, 100 fly) and Gunn (fifth, 200 IM).
The 200 medley relay lineup of Orme Gunn, Wood and Dye came in second with the 200 free relay team of Clifford, Bennion, Gabe Frogley and Curtis Orchard placing fifth and the 400 free relay team of Clifford, Landheim, Riley Farr and Ethan Dye finishing fifth.
“This was a great meet for our team because everyone showed up and swam hard,” head coach Alexa Olson said. “The kids took their races seriously and it showed. Our boys relay teams had great swims and really contributed to the overall score. Tyler Gunn and Tyler Orme have been outstanding teammates for both of their individual races and team relays.”
Viewmont’s girls took third behind first-place finishes from Reese Allen in the 200 free and 500 free while she also swam on the winning 400 free relay team that also included freshman Gabriella Henry, Sarah Spangenberg and Elle Decker.
Other top showings for the Vikings were Henry (second, 50 free; third, 100 back), Teagan Biehler (fourth, 100 free), Spangenberg (fourth, 50 free; fourth, 100 back) and Annie Breinholt (fifth, 100 breast).
The 200 medley relay team of Emma Hyde, Lacy Gillespie, Mia Allen and Breinholt took fourth.
Zach Smith’s first-place finish in the 100 fly and a top showing in the 500 free by freshman Eric Chamberlain led the way for the fourth-place boys team.
Also placing in the top five were Jared Chamberlain (second, 100 fly; fourth, 200 free), Smith (second, 200 free), Eric Chamberlain (third, 200 IM), Matthew Howe (fifth, 100 back) and Braeden Kunzler (fifth, 50 free).
The 400 free relay team of Eric Chamberlain, Kunzler, Jared Chamberlain and Smith finished in second with Kunzler, Smith, Jared Chamberlain and Eric Chamberlain taking third in the 200 medley relay.
“It was fun to watch them swim in a meet again and have fun,” said head coach Nick Keller. “We had some pretty good swims and it was awesome to see some of the first-year swimmers have big drop offs in their times. I was happy with the meet and proud of all of them.”
Ally Boynton took first in the 50 free, breaking her own school record in a time of 24.60, and also finished first in the 100 back for the fourth-place girls squad. Elle Hall touched first in the 100 free with Boynton, Hall and freshman Allana Holzer and Nohea Kamauu swimming on the winning 200 free relay team.
Others in the top five were Hall (second, 100 back), Kamauu (second, 100 fly) and Holzer (fourth, 100 fly) with the 200 medley relay of Hall, Kamauu, Boyton and Holzer taking second.
The boys finished in second place with six first-place showings – by Abel Chomjak (in the 100 free and 100 back), Reese Hunsaker (50 free), Caden Neuenschwander (200 free) and the 200 medley relay team of Chomjak, Justin Chamberlain, Zach White and Hunsaker and the 400 free relay squad with Neuenschwander, Chomjak, White and Jacob Ormsby.
Other top-five finishes were Ormsby (second, 50 free), Chamberlain (third, 100 back), Mark Glissmeyer (third, 500 free), Neuenschwander (third, 100 free), White (third, 200 free; fourth, 100 free), Hunsaker (fifth, 100 free) and Luke Rogers (fifth, 100 fly).
The 200 free relay lineup of Neuenschwander, Rogers, Chamberlain and Hunsaker took third while the 200 free relay team of Ormsby, freshman Isaac Chomjak, Nate Cyril and Glissmeyer finished fourth.
“This meet was a bright spot for us,” head coach Andrew Bird said. “We had a lot of standout performances.”
Kaitlyn Holliday’s second place finish in the 100 free – while not wearing goggles – along with Samantha Duke’s second in the 500 free and Mairyn Romney’s second in the 100 breast led the way for Farmington’s second-place girls team.
Also finishing in the top five were Sarah Kennedy (third, 500 free), Holladay (fifth, 50 free) and Ann Richards (fifth, 100 fly).
The 400 free relay squad with Kennedy, Katelyn Quist, Richards and Holladay was second; the 200 free relay team of Duke, Hailey Stefl, Romney and Holladay third; the 200 medley relay team of Duke, Romney, Richards and Stefl third; the 200 medley relay squad of Emma Garff, Maddie Peterson, Kennedy and Lauren Ruedas fifth; and the 400 free relay lineup of Emma Madsen, Olivia Pinson, Julia Shroyer and Halle Wangermann fifth.
The second-place boys team were led by Mason Draxler and Dixon Call who finished second in the 100 free and 100 back, respectively, while also swimming a leg on the second-place 200 free relay squad that also included John Lyman and Davis Nielson. Draxler’s come-from-behind anchor leg in 22.85 seconds for the final 50 meters helped Farmington touch three-tenths of a second faster than the team from Woods Cross.
The Phoenix also had top-five finishes from Call (third, 50 free), PJ Norseth (third, 100 fly; fifth, 500 free), Draxler (fourth, 200 IM), Lyman (fifth, 200 free) and Davis Nielson (fifth, 100 breast).
The 400 free relay team of Call, Norseth, Lyman and Draxler took third with another lineup of James Taggart, Zach Shumway, Joseph Schraedel and Phillip Wall in fourth. In the 200 medley relay event, Luke Erickson, Garrett Lines, Norseth and Nielson were fourth with Hayden Davis, Joseph Schraedel, Taggart and Wall coming in fifth.
“Eighty-nine percent of our team beat their previous PR times from other meets,” head coach Jason Clark said. “The meet was so smooth and was done in just over two hours without a hiccup,” Clark said. “It was an absolutely amazing combined effort by so many different people who helped run this year’s Mayors Cup meet.”