Special to the Wave
The Wasatch Women's swim team went down to St. George this past weekend and came back with an impressive win over 4A and 5A powerhouses, Desert Hills and Skyline!
The 200 Medley A relay team of Milava Shumilova (Sr), Maddy Moulton (So.), Trevi Ogilvie (Fr.) and Claire Kieffer (Jr.) started the meet off with a win in the opening event of the meet on Friday night. Sophomore, Addi Lay followed up her teammates swim by taking 5th in the first individual event of the evening. Shumilova and Moulton then came back in the 200 Individual Medley winning the event and taking 4th respectively. Kieffer ended the first night of competition, taking 2nd in the 50 freestyle with a time of 25.46. Ogilvie also tied for 7th in the 50 freestyle, helping boost the women's score at the end of the first day, giving Wasatch a 9 point lead over Desert Hills heading into Saturday.
To start the meet on Saturday Senior, Storie O'Brien and Freshman, Trevi Ogilvie placed 5th and 6th to help get the scoring started for the Wasps. Claire Kieffer followed up the 100 fly by placing 3rd in the 100 Freestyle. BrookLin Sorenson gave a great effort for her team in the 500 freestyle and placed 7th, giving some much needed points. In order to keep pace with a surging Desert Hills team the A 200 Free relay team of Mia Johnson (Jr.), Storie O'Brien (Sr.), Sydney Whitby (Sr.), and Addi Lay (So.) placed 3rd.
With only 3 races remaining in the meet and only a 3 point lead over Desert Hills the team stepped up. Milava Shumilova (Sr.) won the 100 Backstroke in a time of 59.99 and Maddy Moulton (So) followed up Milava's swim, winning the 100 breaststroke by 3 seconds in a time of 1:11.50. Jane Staples (So) and Mia Johnson (Jr.) helped seal the victory taking 5th and 6th respectively. To leave no doubt about who was going to win the meet the A 400 Freestyle relay of Claire Kieffer (Jr), Trevi Ogilvie (Fr.), Maddy Moulton (So.), and Milava Shumilova dropped 7 seconds from their entry time, going a 3:45.65 and winning the event from lane 7!
Congratulations to all of the women on the team and their win over the weekend. Come out and support the Lady Wasps as they take on Provo and Uintah on Thursday.
Wasatch High School Boys Varsity Swimming finishes 5th place at Thunder Invite
The Wasatch Men's swim team placed 5th in St. George this past weekend at the Thunder Invite, hosted by Desert Hills high school.
Although there were 13 members of the men's team who did not make the trip down to St. George, the team performed very well.
Some of the top performers of the meet were; Braden Patterson (Jr.) 2nd in the 200 Individual Medley, dropping 3 seconds on his lifetime best swim and finished 4th in the 500 freestyle with a season best time of 5:10.09.
Grant Rigby (So.) placed 5th in the 200 Individual Medley with a lifetime best time of 2:08.76 and also placed 7th with a lifetime best in the 100 breaststroke with a 1:05.87.
Ian James (Sr.) finished 1st in the 50 freestyle with a time of 22.19 and 2nd in the 100 freestyle with a 49.16.
Hunter Patterson (Fr.) placed 8th in the 500 freestyle with a lifetime best time of 5:20.92.
McCall Davis (Jr.) placed 8th in the 100 backstroke with a lifetime best time of 1:03.67.
Come out and support the men's team this week as they take on Region foe Provo and former Region foe Uintah.