Carson boys second, girls fifth in championships
Appeal Staff Report
The Carson High boys swim team had one more chance to see where it stands with Reno High at the High Desert League Championships on Saturday at the Carson Aquatic Facility.
It was the last meeting between the Northern 4A's top two teams before the Northern 4A Championships to be held this Friday and Saturday at the Carson Aquatic Facility. Reno still has the upper hand, but the Senators are within striking range.
Reno won Saturday's meet with 447 points while Carson was second with 356. In the girls meet, Reno dominated as expected with 545 points and was followed by Galena (339), Spanish Springs (323.5), McQueen (291) and Carson (191).
Carson, though, was missing two of its top swimmers in Julie Asire and Beth Lewis, who were taking college entrance exams. It figures at full strength, Carson will be battling Galena, Spanish Springs and McQueen for second,
Carson's boys had a spirited battle with Reno in the 200- and 400-yard freestyle relays. Garrett Clayton, Matt Grunert, Paul Chang and Luke Gentner beat Reno in the 200 free relay, finishing in 1 minute, 34.56 seconds.
Reno finished in 1:35.18. But Carson was disqualified, so Reno was awarded first. In the 400 free relay, Reno edged Grunert, Cornwell, Kevin Dyer and Gentner. Reno won in 3:27.42 while Carson was second in 3:28.06.
Also for Carson, Grunert won the 100 free in 50.29. Other top finishes for Carson included:
200 medley relay - Cornwell, Dyer, Clayton, Paul Chang, second, 1:48.28; 200 free - Cornwell, third, 1:56.33, Gentner, sixth, 2:02.8; 200 individual medley - Clayton, second, 2:11.06, Nick Schlager, fourth.
50 free - Chang, second, 23.34, Gentner, sixth, 24.34; 100 butterfly - Dyer, fourth, 1:01.63; 500 free - Dyer, second, 5:10.12; Albert Reed, fourth, 5:31.74; 100 backstroke - Grunert, second, 59.41, Cornwell, third, 59.97; 100 breaststroke - Clayton, second, 1:02.53, Chang, fourth, 1:05.95.
Top finishes for Carson's girls were: 200 I.M. - Tatum Boehnke, fourth, 2:25.18; 200 free - Jamie Showalter, fifth, 2:11.31; 100 fly - Boehnke, fourth, 1:05.76; 100 back - Showalter, fourth, 1:08.94; 400 free relay - Julia Lapham, Boehnke, Showalter, Nicole Updegrove, fourth, 4:13.94; 200 medley relay - Lapham, Boehnke, Showalter, Updegrove, fourth.