EHS Swim Team

The EHS swim team impressed at sectionals last week and now three swimmers – and a relay team – will be competing in the state meet. Pictured, from left, is Abigail Arne, Stori Ballard, Huk Blunt, Traveler Blunt, Ella Chavedo, Lily Chavedo, Caleb Christl, Jolee Fernandez, Ellie Flaig, Zack Gayford, Isaac Helms, Luke Haskin, Gavin Hunt, Anna Inman, Lydia Johnke, Alana Mishler, Jasmin Newkirk, Autumn Patrick, Nathan Petersen, Megan Sewell, Jake Smith, Carina Spurill, Annabella Willard and Xavier Wiggins. (Courtesy photo)

Following an impressive 2021 swim season, Enterprise High School is sending three swimmers to the state meet this weekend.

The EHS swim team – both boys and girls – finished in either first or second place of every meet the school competed in this year and did so despite the boys’ team only having a total of 10 swimmers. As a result, EHS took a school-record 23 swimmers to sectionals a week ago.

“We did really, really well this season,” Enterprise swim coach Jill Blunt said. “We took 23 swimmers, which is the highest number of swimmers that have ever qualified for sectionals at EHS.

“Overall, we performed way better than we have in the past. We’ve been training since tryouts in March, so all that extra training really paid off for them this year.”

The EHS boys swim team finished in seventh place out of 17 7A schools at sections and the girls team finished sixth out of 12 schools. Senior swimmer Zack Gayford is the fastest swimmer in the Southeast region after putting up the No. 1 times in both the 50-freestyle and 100-freestyle. He will compete in both events at the state meet.

Also, Huk Blunt will compete in the 200-freestyle and 100-freestyle at state, while senior Abigail Arne will be competing in the 50-freestyle and 100-breaststroke on the girls side. Additionally, Arne will be joining teammates Jolee Fernandez, Alana Mishler and Ella Chavedo competing in the girls 4x100 relay at the state meet.

The qualified EHS swimmers will be competing in the state meet Dec. 3-4 in Auburn.

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