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Viewmont, Farmington secure several top finishes in swim meet

Dec 02, 2021 01:39PM ● By Catherine Garrett

Viewmont swim coach Jessica Trauner encourages her swimmers at the tri-meet. Courtesy photo

Viewmont had 16 first-place finishes – taking first overall – in a tri-meet with Farmington and Fremont Nov. 23, with Farmington tops in three events as well.


Gabby Henry placed first in four events with Elle Decker winning three to lead the girls squad to the top of the podium as a team. Henry won the 100 freestyle, the 100 backstroke and swam legs on the 400 free relay team of Sarah Spangenberg, Addie Wood and Decker and the 200 medley relay lineup of Spangenberg, Malin Howe and Wood. Decker also touched first in the 100 butterfly and the 100 breaststroke. 

For the second-place boys squad, Eric Chamberlain and Jared Chamberlain took first in four events each to lead the Vikings. Eric Chamberlain won the 50 free, 100 free and swam legs on the 200 medley relay team of Isaac Hale, Ben Harris and Jared Chamberlain and the 400 free relay team of Harris, Andrew Webster and Jared Chamberlain. Jared Chamberlain was first in the 100 fly and 100 back as well.

Other first-place showings for Viewmont were Ben Harris (200 free, 100 breast), Izzy Harris (200 Individual Medley) and Reese Allen (500 free).

“Many of our upper class men swimmers came into the meet, swam exactly how we needed them to and secured their positions efficiently and made it look easy,” said head coach Jessica Trauner. “But, the real standouts in the meet were my ninth-grade swimmers, who with no complaint, tried events they have never done and did exceptionally well.”

Freshmen Addie Wood competed in the 500 free for the first time and finished just one second behind Allen in the event. “She did this on top of swimming in all three A relays, putting up impressive times there too,” Trauner said.

Webster, a fellow freshman, also took on a new event – the “tough” 200 IM, according to Trauner – and took a second-place finish to go with his relay leg swim on the winning 4x100 team. 

Also among the 26 top-three finishes out of 22 events were Wood (second, 500 free), Howe (second 200 free; second, 50 free), Webster (second, 200 IM), Izzy Harris (third, 100 free), Lina Dunn (third, 50 free), Matthew Howe (third, 200 IM), Spangenberg (third, 200 free), Marquis Zobell (third, 500 free), the girls 200 medley relay team of Mia Allen, Annie Breinholt, Allen, and Izzy Harris (third), the girls 200 free relay team of Allen, Breinholt, Allen and Hallie Gerrard (third) and the boys 200 free relay team of Ayden Aeria, Howe, Hale and Webster (third).

“We had many great swims and again several people trying new events,” Trauner said. “We have a handful of swimmers who are trying new things each meet and realizing their capabilities. I believe that will be key as we continue on in our season especially as we continue to face teams that are two to three times our size.”


Despite getting off to a chaotic start with several sick swimmers unable to go as well as needing a bus at the last minute and showing up late to the meet, Farmington had 12 top-three finishes among some strong showings.

Teal Edholm placed third in the 200 free while also swimming the anchor leg on the top girls 200 free relay team, which included Lina Dunn, Bibbles Startup and Kaitlyn Holladay. The boys 400 free relay lineup of Joseph Schradel, Davis Nielson, James Taggart and Phillip Wall also came out on top.

“The meet was awesome,” head coach Stacy Edholm said. “We had many first-time swimmers put in some amazing times, with 39 new swims, and some seasoned athletes got some PR's. Fourteen of our kids beat their best times in individual events. That was definitely the highlight. So many fast swims so early in the season.”

Edholm also noted three new swimmers to the Phoenix program including German exchange student Charlotte Stuettgen who placed third in the 100 breast in her first year in the sport. Freshman Cannon Christensen, “our freshman distance dynamo,” according to Edholm, took second in the 500 free with freshman Hayden Wangemann placing second in the 100 breast.

Other top placers for Farmington were Lina Dunn (second, 100 back), Teal Edholm (second, 100 fly), Holladay (second, 200 IM), the boys 200 free relay team of John Lyman, Wall, Schradel and Mason Draxler (second), Bibbles Startup (three, 100 fly) and the boys 200 medley relay team of Ezra Moore, Draxler, PJ Norseth and Lyman (third).

“I am so proud of all the kids' accomplishments so far this year, and I am really looking forward to our district meet coming up next weekend,” Edholm said.