SSHS swimmers set new school records at state swim meet

Members of South Sevier High School’s boys’ swim team Hayden Hansen, left; Logan Hansen, Elijah Peterson, Daniel Northrup and Andrew Northrup celebrate being named academic state champions with a combined GPA of 3.911. The team competed at the 3A state champion meet at Brigham Young University in Orem Friday and Saturday.

MONROE – South Sevier High School’s swim team finished 17th out of 25 teams at the Utah High School Activities Association’s 3A state competition held at Brigham Young University in Orem Friday and Saturday.

“For the first time ever, the entire boys’ and girls’ team qualified to swim on the final day of the state competition,” coach Angela Nielsen said. “That is huge for a newer program.”

At the meet, the SSHS’ boys’ swim team was named academic state champions with a combined grade point average of 3.911. 

South Sevier’s Logan Hansen earned a bronze medal in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:03.64. He also finished in fourth place of the 50-yard freestyle race with a time of 23.43. 

South Sevier’s boys’ relay team consisting of Hayden Hansen, Andrew Northrup, Logan Hansen and Elijah Peterson set new school records and placed 14th in two races – 

• 200-yard medley relay finished with a time of 2:03.12.

• 200-yard freestyle relay team finished with a time of 1:50.32.

 In addition, South Sevier’s girls’ 200-yard freestyle relay team placed 15th with a time of 2:23.17, which is a new school record. The team consisted of Gabrielle Nielsen, Lainey Obray, Shailynn Magleby and Sarah Barben.

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