Varsity Swimming · Bingham Swimmers Impress in Season Opener


Bingham swimmers launched the 2019-20 season on Nov. 15 and 16 at the Bingham Invitational. Miner girls clinched third behind the top two finishers at last season’s state meet, Lone Peak and American Fork. The boys team came in ninth.

“We were very impressed with how the swimmers performed,” Coach Rachael Kankamp said. “We had a lot of fast swims and the kids are ahead of where they were last year.”

Senior Brynna Thompson led the girls with a second-place finish in the 50 free and a third in the 100 free. Senior Hallie Huber finished fourth in the 100 back and seventh in the 100 fly. Freshman Grace Huber came in fifth in the 500 free and seventh in the 200 free. Senior Jessica Gilchrist landed fifth in the 100 free, and senior Sara Wimmer placed eighth in the 100 breast. Thompson, Gilchrist, Wimmer, and Hallie Huber teamed up to claim second in the 200 medley relay. For the 200 free relay, sophomore Sarah Gill joined Wimmer, Gilchrist, and Grace Huber, to clinch third. Hallie and Grace Huber, Gill, and Thompson finished third in the 400 free relay.

Kankamp said she was also impressed with performances by freshman Natalie Hymas in the 200 free and another freshman, Shaye Anderson, in the 100 free.

The boys 400 free relay team, comprised of junior Caleb Mathews, sophomore Paden Bradley, and freshmen Matt Crook and Mitchell Sorensen, clinched seventh.

Two other boys had notable performances, according to Kankamp, including junior Thomas Moulton in the 50 free and freshman Tyler Kong in the 100 breast.

Next up, Bingham will host Alta in the first home meet of the season on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 3:30 pm at the Marv Jenson Recreation Center.