5A Utah state swimming championships 06

American Fork High School's Riyanna Day swims the 100 yard butterfly during the 5A state swimming championships at the Richards Building at Brigham Young University on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015. SAMMY JO HESTER, Daily Herald

PROVO – Some of the top-seeded entrants in early events at the 4A swim meet came through for their teams in Friday afternoon’s opening round.

Maple Mountain sophomore Makayla Cazier captured gold in the 200-yard individual medley with a mark of 2:05.67.

In the boys event, it was Timpview sophomore Anthony Puertas who came away with the top prize at 1:57.39, nearly three seconds faster than his closest competitor, Salem Hills senior Wyatt Graham.

Wasatch senior Chad Patterson earned silver in the boys 200 freestyle. Teammate Claire Kieffer, a freshman, came in second in the girls 50 free.

The Thunderbird dynamic duo of Josh Skabelund and Brigham Harrison garnered the silver and bronze, respectively, in the boys 50 free.

After the first day of competition, Skyline already has an overwhelming lead in both divisions. Wasatch is sixth and Maple Mountain seventh in the girls division, while Timpview is third, Salem Hills seventh, Wasatch eighth and Provo ninth on the boys side.

3A meet

Swimmers representing Carbon participated in the first round’s events, but none earned medals. The Dinos are in 12th place in the girls division and 13th in the boys standings.

2A meet

On Wednesday, Grand County won the girls meet and North Summit won the boys meet. Elliot Watt of Telos was the only local individual winner. He won both the 50 free (21.73) and the 100 free (48.32).

Daily Herald sports reporter Beky Beaton can be reached at bbeaton@heraldextra.com. Twitter @BeatonWrite.

Beky is the preps beat writer at the Daily Herald. She also covers some BYU and UVU events.

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