Dyer helps Carson boys take fourth; Galena girls fifth | NevadaAppeal.com

Dyer helps Carson boys take fourth; Galena girls fifth

DARRELL MOODY
Appeal Sports Writer
BRAD HORN/NevAda Appeal Carson's Matt Grunert flies out of the blocks for the 100-yard freestyle at the NIAAState Swimming and Diving Championships Saturday in Reno.
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RENO – The medal haul wasn’t great, but Carson High swim coach Monica Weaver was proud of the effort her boys squad put forth at Saturday’s NIAA State Swimming & Diving Championships at the University of Nevada.

Sophomore Kevin Dyer won the only individual medal when he finished fourth in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:57.18. The Senators’ quartet of John and Scott Wandel, Alex Updegrove and Matt Grunert took fourth in the 200-yard free relay, clocking a personal-best of 1:33.61.

Those two efforts paved the way for a sixth-place team finish with 33 points. Reno (110 points) won the title, followed by Palo Verde (66), Centennial (49), Boulder City (44) and Coronado (42).

On the girls’ side, Coronado (97) won the title followed by Reno (79), McQueen (55), Sierra Vista (44) and Galena (43).

“I felt the kids did really well,” Weaver said. “They (200 relay team) did great. It was their best time of the season. Individually, the kids were right at their best times. They placed where they came in or went up. I was hoping for a top four (team finish).”

Carson, quite simply, didn’t have the numbers to do that. The Senators only had seven swimmers, and they would have had to medal in all the relay events to have a chance to crack the top five.

Dyer found himself in seventh-place after the first three laps of the 500 free. Over the next three laps, he moved up into fifth. The Carson standout climbed into fourth on the seventh lap, and held his spot the rest of the way.

“It felt good,” Dyer said. “It wasn’t my best (time). I did my best, and I’m happy with that. I always start out slow and come back. I made up more ground than I usually do.”

Dyer also made the finals in the 100 butterfly. He was seeded eighth and finished eighth, clocking a 56.88.

Dyer went out in 27.03, but was two seconds slower over the final 50 meters.

“If I’d taken it out faster, I could have been seventh,” Dyer said. “I probably should have taken it out a little faster.”

Dyer also was part of Carson’s 200-yard medley relay squad, which finished fifth in 1:44.89. Jacob Cornwell, Garrett Clayton and John Wandel were part of that squad. Cornwell also swam the 200 free, finishing eighth. Clayton picked up some points for Carson when he finished sixth in the 100 breaststroke.

The Carson boys also grabbed a seventh place in the 400 free relay team.

The Galena girls, led by Kayla Mariani, had a huge day in the pool.

Mariani was third in the 100 back, clocking a 59.27. She also placed fifth in the 50 free with a 24.91. The Galena senior also swam the anchor leg on the Grizzlies’ winning 200 free relay and the anchor leg on the 400 free relay team which finished fifth in 3:46.64.

Cady Auble finished third in the 100 free, clocking a 54.82. She also swam on the 200 and 400-free relay teams.

“I couldn’t be happier with our relay team,” Galena coach Amanda Drossulis said. “We pulled it out.”

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Boys team scores – Reno 110, Palo Verde 66, Centennial 49, Boulder City 44, Coronado 42, Carson 36, Green Valley, Cimmaron-Memorial 25, Durango 25, Bishop Manogue 22.

(Medalists, plus Carson, Galena and Douglas results)

200 medley relay – 1. Reno (Weiss, B. Roepke, Norton, F. Roepke) 1:36.94; 2. Palo Verde 1:41.80; 3. Centennial 1:43.45; 4. Boulder City 1:44.3; Also – 5. Carson (Cornwell, Dyer Clayton, John Wandel) 1:44.89.

200 free – 1. Vanis (Coronado) 1:44.68; 2. Grothe (Boulder City) 1:45.38; 3. Farbridge (Centennial) 1:45.73; 4. Martinez (Arbor View) 1:47.49. Also – 8. Cornwell (Carson) 1:57.20.

200 IM – 1. B. Roepke (Reno) 1:54.71; 2. Miller (Palo Verde) 1:58.90; 3. Priest (Palo Verde) 2:00.87; 4. Bedell (Manogue) 2:02.88.

50 free – 1. F. Roepke (Reno) 21.76; 2. O’Connell (Truckee) 22.04; 3. Butler (Centennial) 22.18; 4. Dewey (Incline) 22.40.

1-meter diving – 1. Iveson (Reno) 419.35; 2. Bitton (Green Valley) 408.55; 3. Chatwin (Green Valley) 407.85; 4. Swanson (Reed) 358.50.

100 butterfly – 1. B. Roepke (Reno) 51,12; 2. Byrd (Coronado) 53.49; 3. Farbridge (Centennial) 53.53; 4. Hogan (Manogue) 55.02. Also – 8. Dyer (Carson) 56.88.

100 free – 1. Vanis (Coronado) 48.40; 2. Martinez (Arbor View) 48.56; 3. F. Roepke (Reno) 48.61; 4. Mrugala (Clark) 49.20. Also – 6. John Wandel (Carson) 50.73; 8. Matt Grunert (Carson) 52.63.

500 free – 1. Weiss (Reno) 4:40.73; 2. Grothe (Boulder City) 4:40.75; 3. Brigman (Gorman) 4:51.89; 4. Dyer (Carson) 4:57.18.

200 free relay – 1. Boulder City (Walker, Satterlee, Brooks, Grothe) 1:32.15; 2. Palo Verde 1:32.70; 3. Green Valley 1:33.02; 4. Carson (John Wandel, Alex Updegrove, Scott Wandel, Matt Grunert) 1:33.61.

100 back – 1. Butler (Centennial) 53.04; 2. Weiss (Reno) 53.67; 3. Pulotu (Rancho Cordova) 53.68; 4. Weinburg (Incline) 54.19. Also – 8. Alex Brown (Galena) 59.34.

100 breastroke – 1. Fleming (Durango) 57.91; 2. Graham (Silverado) 59.75; 3. Miller (Palo Verde) 59.79; 4. McDowell (Durango) 1:01.86. Also – 6. Garrett (Carson) 1:02.09.

400 free relay – 1. Reno (F. Roepke, B. Roepke, Schouweiler, Weiss) 3:16.77; 2. Palo Verde 3:20.39; 3. Coronado 3:20.73; 4. Centennial 3:21. 63. Also – 7. Carson (S. Wandel, J. Wandel, Cornwell, Grunert) 3:29.40.

Girls team scores – Coronado 97, Reno 79, McQueen 55, Sierra Vista 55, Galena 44, Silverado 43, Spanish Springs 26, Boulder City 24, Palo Verde 22, Cimmaron-Memorial 21. Also – 16. Carson 6.

200 medley relay – 1. Coronado (McClain, Gormley, Black, Nisson) 1:51.81; 2. Reno 1:52. 80; 3. McQueen 1:54.36; 4. Spanish Springs 1:56.32.

200 free – 1. Black (Coronado) 1:56.44; 2. Gray (Lowry) 1:57.98; 3. Dodds (Green Valley) 1:58.70; 4. Farbridge (Centennial) 1:59.07.

200 IM – 1. Green (Reno) 2:07.86; 2. Oswald (Silverado) 2:12.71; 3. Crawford (Las Vegas) 2:14.31; 4. McClain (Coronado) 2:14.35.

50 free – 1. Grothe (Boulder City) 23.84; 2. Yee (Sierra Vista) 24.03; 3. Engstrom (McQueen) 24.43; 4. Bray (Reno) 24.85. Also – 5. Mariani (Galena) 24.91.

1-meter diving – 1. Courtny (Gorman) 417.45; 2. Lautch (Coronado) 398.60; 3. Feld (Foothill) 386.60; 4. Green (Coronado) 378.20. Also – 8. McCrary (Galena) 278.25.

100 butterfly – 1. Franco (Spanish Springs) 56.67; 2. Grothe (Boulder City) 56.98; 3. Black (Coronado) 58.81; 4. Medina (Green Valley) 59.47. Also – 8. Vonschottenstein (Douglas) 1:05.62.

100 free – 1. Larson (McQueen) 53.05; 2. Bray (Reno) 53.62; 3. Auble (Galena) 54.82; 4. Yee (Sierra Vista) 55.06.

500 free – 1. Oswald (Silverado) 5:11.35; 2. Gray (Lowry) 5:18.05; 3. Farbridge (Centennial) 5:21.83; 4. Moody (Centennial) 5:23.70.

200 free relay – 1. Galena (Auble, Pettibone, Vessie, Mariani) 1:42.82; 2. Sierra Vista 1:42.91; 3. Reno 1:43.36; 4. Coronado 1:43.56. Also – 6. Carson (Boehnke, Lewis, Judge, Astire) 1:46.45.

100 back – 1. Engstrom (McQueen) 56.90; 2. McClain (Coronado) 58.70; 3. Mariani (Galena) 59.27; 4. Pearson (Faith Lutheran) 59.90.

100 breastroke – 1. Green (Reno) 1:04.28; 2. Whitley (Cimmaron-Memorial) 1:07.30; 3. Gormley (Coronado) 1:08.75; 4. Christiansen (Gorman) 1:10.46.

400 free relay – 1. Coronado (Jordan, McClain, Nisson, Black) 3:42.27; 2. Reno 3:42.57; 3. McQueen 3:44.39; Sierra Vista 3:45.84. Also – 5. Galena 3:46.04.