SPORTS - “A (personal) record-breaking weekend for Bear River High swim team”


Shannon Hyer, Kael Kowallis, Kelton Marshall and Morgan Mickelsen, January 29, 2022 - Courtesy photo

BEAR RIVER HIGH - By Justus Wise, Headliner Sports Editor, February 1, 2022


The Bear River High School swim teams participated in the Region 11 championships on Saturday, January 29, 2022, at Mountain Crest High School where several personal best times were made.


It was a strong effort by both the boys’ and girls’ swim teams from Bear River with the boys clenching the 4th overall spot with 133 total points. The Lady Bears took 6th place overall with 91.5 points and the combined team from Bear River taking 5th place overall with 224 points.


This placement for the team, combined with the fact that almost everyone from Bear River beat personal records to earn that placement, is a positive sign for the remainder of the swimming season. The season concludes with the 2022 4A state wrestling swim championships February 11-12, at Brigham Young University in Provo.


During last Saturday’s Region 11 championships, Bear River High’s Kelton Marshall thrilled in the boys’ fifty-yard free style event and took 3rd with a time of 23.90 seconds while Shannon Hyer for the girls’ team continued her reign and took 4th in the girls’ 100-yard fly event with a time of 1:05.12 minutes.


The boys’ 200-yard medley team, Hayden Swain-Schmit, Jonah Dean, Kael Kowallis and Garrett Griffin, placed 4th with a time of 1:52.76. The girls’ 200-yard medley team comprising of Morgan Mickelsen, Hyer, Reagan Tureson and Kambry Gardner took 5th with a total time of 2:07.90.


The Lady Bears’ relay team (comprising of the same swimmers as the medley team) took 6th in the 200-yard free relay at 1:56.27. The boys’ relay (same as the medley) placed 4th in the same event with a time of 1:40.36.


Shannon Hyer and Morgan Mickelson finished the girls 200-yard individual medley next to each other with Hyer finishing 7th (2:27.59) and Mickelson taking 8th (2:28.34). Kowallis, Swain-Schmit and Dean all placed in the boys’ 100-yard fly with 4th, 9th and 10th placements, respectively (1:00.19, 1:04, 12 and 1:04.24).


In the boys’ 200-yard IM, Kowallis clenched 9th with 2:17.49 while sophomore Jace Hamblin placed 10th in the boys 200-yard freestyle with 2:08. 84. Marshall was the lone Bear placer in the boys’ 100-yard freestyle but managed 8th place with a total time of 53.33. Griffin and Hamblin finished back-to-back in the 500-yard freestyle in 8th and 9th place, respectively (5:50.31 and 5:56.31).


Mickelson continued to dominate in the water as she took 5th in the girls’ 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:06.93. The boys’ kept it close yet again with Keegan Gibbs taking 8th and Swain-Schmit taking 9th with times of 1:03.27 and 1:04.26, respectively. The boys’ relay team took 5th in the 400-yard relay with a time of 3:46.7.


REGION 11 COMBINED TEAM RESULTS:

  • 1st place: Sky View High

  • 2nd place: Ridgeline High

  • 3rd place: Green Canyon High

  • 4th place: Mountain Crest High

  • 5th place: Bear River High

  • 6th place: Logan High

BOYS TEAM RESULTS:

  • 1st place: Sky View High

  • 2nd place: Ridgeline High

  • 3rd place: Green Canyon High

  • 4th place: Bear River High

  • 5th place: Mountain Crest High

  • 6th place: Logan High

GIRLS TEAM RESULTS:

  • 1st place: Ridgeline High

  • 2nd place: Sky View High

  • 3rd place: Green Canyon High

  • 4th place: Mountain Crest High

  • 5th place: Logan High

  • 6th place: Bear River High

Full results from the 2022 Region 11 swim championships can be found below.

Photos courtesy of Danny Esplin

January 29, 2022 - Courtesy photo

January 29, 2022 - Courtesy photo

Bear River High swim team, January 29, 2022 - Courtesy photo

January 29, 2022 - Courtesy photo