Friday, July 25, 2014

5B swimmers take to Elko High Altitude Invitational

    Three swimmers represented Sun Valley 5B Swimming in the Elko High Altitude Invitational held June 28-29 in Elko Nev., with each placing first, second or third in all their disciplines.

     Coach Brian Gallagher accompanied 13-year olds Zach Deal and Mason Johnson, and 19-year old Sterling Wright for the two-day meet.

     The swimmers joined 110 swimmers from nine Snake River Swimming teams and one from Wyoming.

     Zach Deal took six 1st place finishes in the 100 and 200 Free, 100 and 200 Breast, 200 I.M. and the 100 Fly. Deal placed 2nd in the 50 and 400 Free.  He also finished 1st in Men’s 13-14 over-all standings. Deal received the meet’s high-point award.

     Teammate Mason Johnson had five 1st place finishes in Men’s 13-14 200, 400 and 800 Free; and 100 and 200 Back. He also picked up second place in the 50 Fly and 100 Free, and a 3rd in the 50 Free.

     Sterling Wright finished 3rd overall in standings in Men’s 15 & Over while winning the 100 and 200 Back and 200 Free.  He took two 2nd place finishes in the 50 Fly and 50 Free. He also picked up a 3rd place finish in the 100 Free.

     Gallagher continues to train SV5B at Elkhorn’s Harker Pool week-day mornings with an eye the 2014 Snake River Swimming Summer Championships which will be held in Twin Falls which starts this Friday, July 25th-27th.


     Snake River Swim meet

     There were 220 swimmers from 13 teams at the Snake River Swimming Association of Idaho that competed in the Summer Heat Meet hosted by the Magic Valley Marlins on June 21 in Twin Falls. 

     Seven members of the Sun Valley 5B Swim Team competed in the one-day timed finals. Coach Brian Gallagher had high praises for his high-place finishers:

     Men 13-14: Mason Johnson had three 1st places finishes in the 200 free, 200 and 400 intermediate (I.M.), and picked up a 2nd place in the 50 Fly.

     Women 15 & Over: Kaedi Fry won both the 50 Breast and 200 I.M., taking 2nd in the 100 Fly and 3rd in the 200 Free.

     Teammate Chiloe Spelius placed 1st in the 50 Fly, with three 2nd place finishes in the 200 I.M., 50 Free and 100 Back. Elizabeth Fry, a 5B alum and distance specialist for Linfield College, placed 2nd in the 200 Free and 3rd in the 50 Free.

     Women 13-14: Clara Harding took 10th place in the 100 Breast and 12th in the 50 Free.

     Women 11-12: Eva Carson won the 100 Fly, placed 4th in both the 50 Free and 100 Breast and took a 5th in the 50 Back.

     Maren Feltman finished 9th in the 50 Back, 10th in the 100 Free, 14th in the 100 Free and 12th in the 100 Back.

About Comments

Comments with content that seeks to incite or inflame may be removed.

Comments that are in ALL CAPS may be removed.

Comments that are off-topic or that include profanity or personal attacks, libelous or other inappropriate material may be removed from the site. Entries that are unsigned or contain signatures by someone other than the actual author may be removed. We will take steps to block users who violate any of our posting standards, terms of use or any other policies governing this site. Use of this system denotes full acceptance of these conditions. Please review the full rules governing commentaries and discussions. You are fully responsible for the content that you post.

The comments below are from the readers of and in no way represent the views of Express Publishing, Inc.

You may flag individual comments. You may also report an inappropriate or offensive comment by clicking here.

Flagging Comments: Flagging a comment tells a site administrator that a comment is inappropriate. You can find the flag option by pointing the mouse over the comment and clicking the 'Flag' link.

Flagging a comment is only counted once per person, and you won't need to do it multiple times.

Proper Flagging Guidelines: Every site has a different commenting policy - be sure to review the policy for this site before flagging comments. In general these types of comments should be flagged:

  • Spam
  • Ones violating this site's commenting policy
  • Clearly unrelated
  • Personal attacks on others
Comments should not be flagged for:
  • Disagreeing with the content
  • Being in a dispute with the commenter

Popular Comment Threads

 Local Weather 
Search archives:

Copyright © 2020 Express Publishing Inc.   Terms of Use   Privacy Policy
All Rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without express written permission of Express Publishing Inc. is prohibited. 

The Idaho Mountain Express is distributed free to residents and guests throughout the Sun Valley, Idaho resort area community. Subscribers to the Idaho Mountain Express will read these stories and others in this week's issue.