The Wasatch Academy Swim Team pulled off a great night of competitive swimming at their first home meet at the new Mount Pleasant swimming pool and aquatic center. The Tigers hosted Carbon, Gunnison Valley, and North Sanpete High Schools. Although the Tiger team was down to only 10 swimmers due to illness and absences, the boys’ team placed 2nd above North Sanpete and Gunnison.
The meet went better than imagined as there was great support for the team from the Wasatch Academy community. Jessica Rasmussen, served as the interim coach for the meet while Head Coach, Trish Rasmussen, worked the timing equipment. “How fitting is it that the first member of Wasatch Academy’s Swim Team would coach Wasatch Academy’s team for their first home meet,” said Coach Rasmussen.
The 200 Medley Relay was the first event of the night, and the Tigers got off to a strong start. The relay team of sophomore Sam Wood, senior Oliver Wood, junior Emanuel Garcia-Flores, and junior Jake Quakenbush swam a combined time of 1:58.07 which put them in the top 5 of the 3A Regional Division.
Many Tigers came away from the meet with personal records. Congratulations to these swimmers for a job well done!
Girls 200 IM Junior Clista Galecki 2:36.80
Boys 50 Free Junior Quinsong “Seisho” So 32.72 Freshman Minh Quan Tran 35.53
Boys 100 Free Sophomore Sam Wood 1:03.94 Freshman Minh Quan Tran 1:39.12
Girls 100 Back Senior Clista Galecki 1:10.13
Boys 100 Breast Senior Oliver Wood 1:10.71 Junior Nguyen Le 1:56.53
The Tigers next meet will be on January 11th at Emery High School followed by a home meet on January 16th.