The Bingham girls claimed six first-place finishes, swept the top three spots in the backstroke, and secured first and second in three events, leading the Miners in a Region Three clash versus Riverton at the JL Sorenson Recreation Center on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020.
“The team did a great job battling in each and every race,” Coach Andee Bouwhuis said. “We had some great off-event swims for a meet coming off winter break.”
Seniors Brynna Thompson and Hallie Huber each logged two top finishes—Thompson in the 50 and 100 freestyle races and Huber in the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke. Senior Sara Wimmer also bested the competition in the 200 individual medley.
The Miners dominated the girls backstroke event, with freshman Natalie Hymas and senior Jessica Gilchrist rounding out the top three behind Huber. Gilchrist also finished second behind Thompson in the 100 freestyle. Sophomores Sienna Christensen and Katelyn Reidhead came in second behind Wimmer and Thompson, respectively, in the 200 individual medley and 50 freestyle. Junior Aubrey Reidhead clinched second behind Huber in the 100 butterfly.
The Bingham girls 400 free relay team consisting of Christensen and Hymas, along with sophomore Sophie Pecoraro and freshman Shaye Anderson, also took first in their event.
For the Bingham boys, junior Nate Rock finished ahead of the competition in the 200 individual medley, and sophomore Paden Bradley clinched first in the 100 backstroke.
The swimmers will be busy next week as they host Box Elder on Wednesday, Jan. 15 and Jordan on Thursday, Jan. 16 with both meets starting at 3:30 p.m. at the Marv Jenson Recreation Center.
The Miners will then have only one more dual meet before heading to the Region Three Championships at the end of January.
“We will continue to train hard and work on the little things every day to be at our best come region and state,” Bouwhuis said.