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Multiple Teams · Park City Continues Dominance in the Pool with 17th State Championship


The Miners finished off the 2017-18 season in spectacular style at the South Davis Recreation Center last Friday-Saturday, February 9th-10th. The girls won their 5th straight State Championship (10th overall) in swimming. The boys swam themselves into 3rd place, giving the Miners the combined win. In the new 4A classification, the entries times to make the meet were very fast and the competition was the best that the Miners had ever faced.

Park City won the first 7 events of the girls meet, for a total of 6 individual wins and 2 relay wins. To start of the meet, the team of Helena Djunic, Jessi Beyer, Katie Hale and Elise Beller won the 200 Medley Relay in a new 4A record time of 1:49.05.

Up next, freshman Helena Djunic won the 200 Free in a new school record time of 1:53.76. Sophomore Jack Troxel swam into 4th place of the boys 200 Free. The 200 IM saw junior Elise Beller on top of the podium in a new school record of 2:09.16. Senior Cole Peterson raced to 2nd place with a new school record of 1:58.52. Seniors Katie Hale and Dennis Djunic sprinted their way to the medal ceremony with Hale winning the event and Djunic swimming into 2nd.

On Saturday, the Miners picked things up right where the left off on Friday. Seniors Katie Hale and Sabine Caplin raced to 1st and 6th place respectively in the 100 Fly. In the 100 Free, the Djunic siblings put on amazing performances. Helena won the girls and Dennis was 4th place. Elise Beller continued the win streak for the Miners in the 500 Free, while Jack Troxel and
sophomore Braden Horton finished 3rd and 6th . Troxel’s time of 4:49.12 was a new PCHS record.

The Park City boys finished 3rd in the 200 Free Relay to reach the Podium. Dennis Djunic, Jack Troxel, senior Trevor Malpede and Cole Peterson swam for the Miners. Cole Peterson raced to 3rd place in the boys 100 Backstroke. Junior Jessi Beyer was 4th in the girls 100 Breaststroke.

The final event of the meet was the 400 Free Relay and both Park City teams swam amazing. The team of Katie Hale, Emma Strong Conklin, Elise Beller and Helena Djunic won the event for the girls. Dennis Djunic, Jack Troxel, Trevor Malpede and Cole Peterson swam into 2nd place for the boys.

To cap of the success of the meet, freshman Helena Djunic earned the Female Swimmer of the Meet and Park City High School Head Coach Mike Werner was voted Female Coach of the Year.

Click here for full 2018 4A Boys and Girls Swimming State Championship Meet results.

The Miners will celebrate their season at their awards banquet on Wednesday, February 28th .