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Morgan swimmers compete at Region 13 Championships

Feb 12, 2024 09:38AM ● By Liisa London Mecham

(L-R) Coach Kerrie Gordon, Tessa Smith, Lizzy Bess, Brooke Williford, Brielle Sill. At the Region Championships, this team broke two school records in the 200 Medley Relay and 400 Freestyle Relays. They placed third in the Medley Relay.

(L-R) Connor Smith, Axel Rollins, Elijah Pfeifer, Connelly Breinholt. The Boys 200 yd Medley Relay also broke the School Record during the Region Championships, placing second overall at the meet. Photos by Lyle Draper

Thursday, Feb. 1, Morgan’s swimmers traveled to the Region 13 Championships at the Wasatch Aquatic Center in Heber City. They returned home with 40 PRs, eight new school records, and a 1-2 finish in the 100-yard breaststroke.  Brielle Sill won the Region title in the 100-yard breaststroke with Lizzy Bess finishing second.

Both the boys and girls teams took fourth with Union, Ogden, and South Summit placing first, second, and third in both the boys and girls competitions. Ben Lomond took fifth place in the girls meet with Grantsville placing sixth. In the boys meet, Grantsville placed fifth and Ben Lomond sixth.

With the 40 PRs being set by swimmers in the meet, Coach Kerrie Gordon surpassed 1,000 PRs in her career as coach of the Morgan Swim Team.

In addition to all of the new Personal Records, eight new Morgan High School Records were set.

Next up for the Trojans will be the 3A State Championships, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 16-17 at BYU.

New School Records 

Girls 200 yd Medley Relay: Tessa Smith, Lizzy Bess, Brielle Sill, Brooke Williford

Boys 200 yd Medley Relay: Connor Smith, Elijah Pfeifer, Axel Rollins, Connelly Breinholt

Girls 200 yd Freestyle: Lizzy Bess

Boys 50 yd Freestyle: Elijah Pfeifer

Boys 100 yd Freestyle: Elijah Pfeifer

Boys 500 yd Freestyle: Gerrit Noorda

Girls 100 yd Breaststroke: Brielle Sill

Girls 400 yd Freestyle Relay: Brooke Williford, Tessa Smith, Brielle Sill, Lizzy Bess

Event Finishes

200 yd Medley Relay: Girls-3rd; Boys-2nd

200 yd Freestyle: Lizzy Bess-3rd; Gerrit Noorda-2nd

200 yd Individual Medley: Brielle Sill-3rd; Connor Smith-3rd

50 yd Freestyle: Tessa Smith-6th; Elijah Pfeifer-2nd; Connelly Breinholt-4th

100 yd Butterfly: Axel Rollins-6th

100 yd Freestyle:  Brooke Williford-5th: Elijah Pfeifer-3rd; Connelly Breinholt-6th

500 yd Freestyle: Gerrit Noorda-3rd

100 yd Backstroke: Tessa Smith-4th; Connor Smith-3rd

100 yd Breaststroke: Brielle Sill-1st; Lizzy Bess-2nd λ

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