Bio

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 AIA365.com, the web site of the Arizona Interscholastic Association.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Worrall wins title in 100 free, XCP swimmers 4th



Senior Allie Worrall won the 100-yard freestyle (51.79 seconds), helping Xavier Prep to a fourth-place finish in the Division I state swimming and diving meet on Saturday (Nov. 7) at the Skyline Aquatic Center in Mesa.
Xavier scored 204 points, trailing winner Scottsdale Chaparral (359), No. 2 Phoenix Desert Vista (234) and No. 3 Phoenix Pinnacle (219.50).
Worrall also finished second in the 50-yard freestyle at 23.85, and senior Elise Roediger finished fifth at 24.04.
The Gators’ 200-yard medley relay team was second behind Chaparral with a time of 1:46.64. Swimmers in that event were sophomore Kaitlyn McCoy, junior Jocelyn Jones, Roediger and Worrall.
Roediger finished second in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 55.55. Senior Madeline Rapp was 12th overall at 58.79.
Senior Alice Hick was 15th in the 200-yard freestyle. Hick also was 12th in the 100 free at 54.21, and senior Lisbet Maldonado was 16th at 54.82.
Xavier’s 200-yard freestyle relay team was fourth at 1:38.99. The group of four were Roediger, junior Quinn Blake, Hick and Jones.
McCoy finished fourth in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 57.27, and was ninth in the 200-yard individual medley at 2:06.43.
Sophomore Mary Roediger was 14th in the 100-yard breaststroke at 1:09.94.
XCP was fifth in the 400-yard freestyle relay. The swimmers were McCoy, Hick, Rapp and Worrall.
The Xavier divers also had a respectable showing. Senior Elizabeth Decker was 13th with 336.50 points. Freshman Alyssa Largay was 21st at 146.50, and freshman Talle Donley was 32nd at 122.70.


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