Mountain View High School’s swim team saw their first taste of this year’s competition this afternoon as they swam against Spanish Fork High School, American Leadership Academy, and Union High School.
The meet ended with Spanish Fork taking first, Mountain View second, American Leadership third, and Union fourth in what was a very exiting start to the season.
The highlights for Mountain View being: Anson Wood’s 200 Freestyle, 2:07.42, a 7 second time drop and personal record (PR); Abigail Nielsen’s 200 IM, 2:38.85, a 4 second time drop high school PR; Hannah Coleman’s 50 Freestyle, 38.09, a 2 second time drop PR; Harry Kim’s 50 Freestyle, 25.55, a PR that was then dropped lower to a 25.05 in the 200 Freestyle Relay later in the meet; Spencer Faragher and Jared Wise’s 100 Butterfly, going a 1:05.52 and 1:14.78, a 5 second time drop PR for both Faragher and Wise; Spencer Faragher’s 500 Freestyle, 6:12.82, a 19 second time drop PR; Faythe Harwood’s 100 Backstroke, 1:33.20, a 17 second time drop PR; Andi Quinn’s 100 Breaststroke, 2:02.80, a 7 second time drop PR; Jacen Thompson and Faythe Harwood’s 100 Breaststroke, 1:34.14 and 1:40.80, a 4 and 34 second time drop PR for Thompson and Harwood.
Where all of those were incredible races, especially at the start of the season, the don’t compare to the outstanding achievement that happened in the Women’s 100 Butterfly. Freshman Gabbie Rhyndress broke the school record in her high school debut going a 1:05.06. The previous record having been place back in 1999 by R. Koenen who went a 1:06.58. That’s a full 1.52 seconds faster for our powerhouse freshman.
The Bruin Swim Team will be racing in three more meets next week. The first of which will take place on Tuesday at 3:30p where they will face off against Timpanogos and Maeser Preparatory Academy.