DON KETCHUM is a native of Phoenix. He was a sportswriter for The Arizona Republic/The Phoenix Gazette for nearly four decades. He covered high school sports on several occasions as well as the Arizona Diamondbacks, Arizona Cardinals and Arizona State sports. From 2008-14, he was a staff writer for, the web site of the Arizona Interscholastic Association.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Swimmers, divers 4th in XCP-BCP invite

Led by senior co-captain Allie Worrall, the Xavier Prep swimming and diving team finished fourth in Saturday’s (Oct. 3) Brophy-Xavier Invitational at the Brophy Pool.
Worrall finished second in the 100-yard freestyle, third in the 50-yard freestyle, swam the anchor leg of Xavier’s third-place finish in the 200-yard medley relay, and swam the first leg of the Gators’ fourth-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle relay.
Worrall’s times were 52.95 in the 100 and 24.76 in the 50. Xavier’s relay times were 1:53.75 in the 200 medley and 1:43.32 in the 200 free.
Swimming in the 200 medley with Worrall were sophomore Kaitlyn McCoy, junior Jocelyn Jones and senior Madeline Rapp. The 200 free swimmers were sophomore Mary Roediger, junior Quinn Blake and Jones.
Other Xavier finishes:
200-yard freestyle – Rapp 13th (2:04.18), freshman Maggie Hull 20th (2:12.39), freshman Helena Valenzuela 21st (2:12.58) and sophomore Megan Brown 34th (2:22.05).
200-yard individual medley – McCoy 9th (2:17.05), senior Jennifer Keenan 11th (2:18.00), Jones 14th (2:22.05) and sophomore Taylor Guthrie 24th (2:27.54).
50-yard freestyle – Worrall 3rd (24.76), Blake 11th (26.03), Roediger 12th (26.15) and freshman Izzy Gomez tied for 13th (26.29).
100-yard butterfly – Rapp 10th (1:01.50), sophomore Kate Hubbard (1:05.44) and Guthrie 23rd (1:06.22).
100-yard freestyle – Worrall 2nd (52.95), freshman Clare Carlson 21st (58.48), junior Maddie Campbell 50th (1:04.13) and freshman Nina LaFave 69th (1:09.14).
500-yard freestyle – Hull 18th (5:55.37).
100-yard backstroke – Keenan 11th (1:05.12), Hubbard 14th (1:06.95), Blake 15th (1:07.13) and sophomore Nicole Johnson 25th (1:09.37).
100-yard breaststroke – Roediger 9th (1:12.07), Jones 11th (1:12.27) and sophomore Kyle Gunzy 21st (1:16.57.
400-yard freestyle relay – Xavier 7th with a time of 3:51.23. Swimmers were Keenan, Gomez, Carlson and Rapp.
1-meter diving – freshman Alyssa Largay 7th (330.85 points) and senior Elizabeth Decker 9th (329.85).
Team results – Scottsdale Chaparral, Phoenix Pinnacle, Mesa Mountain View, Xavier, Tucson Rincon, Tempe Corona del Sol, Scottsdale Desert Mountain, Scottsdale Notre Dame Prep, Chandler Basha, Gilbert Campo Verde, Phoenix Sunnyslope, Phoenix Mountain Pointe, Gilbert, Mesa Desert Ridge, Surprise Willow Canyon, Gilbert Perry, Peoria Centennial, Gilbert Mesquite, Cave Creek Cactus Shadows, Gilbert Arete Prep, Glendale Ironwood, Surprise Valley Vista and Phoenix Country Day School.
Xavier’s next dual meet is Thursday (Oct. 8) at Mountain View.

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