Abigail Frazier, Layton (Sr.)
The defending 6A state champ in the 50 free, Abigail Frazier is poised for another strong showing this season in the pool for the Lancers.
Already this season she own the top 6A time in the 50 free (25.35) along with 6A’s top time in the 100 free (56.68).
“She has really buckled down this year and is really pushing herself. She currently holds the 6A 50 free record at 25.12 but she really wants the Layton High School record at 24.27. She is getting close and we are working her towards it. It’s great to see Abby’s initiative in practice and in our meets,” said Layton coach Jason Udy.
Her 100 fly time of 1:01.57 ranks third in 6A, and third is what she finished at last year’s state meet as well.
“She had some injuries last year that we had to work through but she has come back with a vengeance. She’s a fighter and will push herself hard to obtain her goals,” said Udy. “Abby is also one of our captains and cheers on and encourages all members of the team, especially her little sister Maddie who is a sophomore.”
Payton Plumb, Desert Hills (Jr.)
The 4A Male Swimmer of the Meet at last year’s 4A state meet, Payton Plumb is poised for another awesome season.
Over a month into the 2018-2019 season, the junior owns the top time in the entire state in the 200 IM (1:56.00), 100 free (47.36) and 100 back (51.68), and he owns the fourth best time in the 200 free (1:46.31.
Plumb is the defending state champion in the 200 IM, but his time this season ha already eclipsed that time of 1:56.32.
Jaime Montalvo, Wendover (So.)
There’s a new No. 1 team in 1A this week, and the play of sophomore Jaime Montalvo is a big reason why.
Last week in a game against previous No. 1 Tabiona, Montalvo knocked down six 3-pointers and finished with 27 points to lead Wendover to the 71-63 win.
“Jaime is a true leader. His athletic ability and smarts continue to impress me every day. I can always count on him to give a 100 percent for our Wildcats,” said Wendover coach Kyle Murphy.
In six games this season Montalvo is averaging 20.8 ppg, which ranks fourth in 1A.
“From the beginning I have always known this kid was going to do great things and can’t wait to see what more he can accomplish. He is only a sophomore, but he is on his way to help our team make history. Jaime is a coachable kid and listens to his teammates, including his older brother that is also on the floor with him. He puts a heavy load on his shoulders but that’s what fuels his fire,” said Murphy.
Ashley Parry, Westlake (Sr.)
Ashley Parry’s leadership has been a major factor in Westlake’s perfect start to the season.
Through nine games this season the 5-foot-8 point guard is averaging 4.8 points, 3.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 2.4 steals.
In wins over Skyline and West last week she combined to record 14 assists for the Thunder.Comment on this story
“She is catalyst of our team. She brings an energy to our team at both ends of the floor,” said Westlake coach Michael O’Connor.
Cole Jensen, Payson (Jr.)
A state champion at 106 pounds as a sophomore last year, Cole Jensen is tearing it up again so far this season.
Already this year he won the Layton Invitational, the Viewmont Invitational and posted an undefeated record at the Wasatch Duals (8-0). At Viewmont he was named the Outstanding Wrestler of the tournament.
For the season Jensen is 20-0 with 18 pins and one technical fall.