Provo • The state-record time — 54.86 seconds — was in the back of Lillian Moore’s mind throughout her senior season. On Friday, the Brigham Young University commit and senior from Skyline High School had one last chance to break the UHSAA record held by Ana Agy.
For Moore, this was a race to break the record. Little did the crowd know that in her mind she already won the girls’ 100-yard butterfly.
Top 4A teams
1. Skyline 383; 2. Wasatch 234.5; 3. Highland 227; 4. Springville 176.5; 5. Woods Cross 166.
1. Skyline 304.5; 2. Kearns 264.5; 3. Springville 253; 4. Woods Cross 165; 5. Highland 158.
"I think right as I dove off, I knew that I’d win," claimed Moore. "I’ve been working all season for this race."
Not only did she win, but Moore also won it in dominating fashion as the closest swimmer was nearly seven seconds off her pace. Once she hit the wall, the waiting began.
"I saw my coaches’ faces first and they were looking over at the board, so I had to look at the board and see," said Moore.
"It feels amazing. I’ve been working all season for that and had the time in my mind the whole season. To finally get it, just feels so good."
It only seemed fitting that in her final race and at her future home, that all of Moore’s hard work culminated in a record-setting race. The time, 54.61, popped up and it was mission accomplished. All Moore could say was, "I got it. I got it."
"Every practice I just knew what I had to work for," she said. "That 54.86 was in the back of my head the whole time — every practice."
"I really wanted it, knew I could do it, my coaches believed in me, and I believed in myself. I’m just really happy that I did it," said Moore.
Record-setting day for Skyline
The Skyline boys’ and girls’ teams were so dominant that they won state titles with little suspense.
Their boys’ and girls’ relay teams both put in quite the performance as they each broke the 4A state record in their 200-yard freestyle relays (1:27.37 and 1:39.10 respectively). The girls also broke the 4A record in the 400 freestyle relay (3:33.63).
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