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, September 19, 2016

Roediger helps Xavier swim-dive finish 4th

Junior Mary Roediger won the 50-yard freestyle and Xavier Prep’s swimming and diving team finished in fourth place on Saturday (Sept. 17) in the 20th annual Wolves Classic at Chandler High School.
Roediger won her event in 24.73 seconds. She had a busy day, also swimming in the 200-yard medley relay (third), the 200-yard freestyle relay (fourth) and the 100-yard breaststroke (third).
Junior Kaitlyn McCoy also had successful efforts in the 200-yard medley relay (third), the 200-yard individual medley (third), the 100-yard backstroke (third) and 400-yard freestyle relay (third).
Xavier scored 208 points in the team competition, following champion Phoenix Desert Vista (287), Scottsdale Chaparral (285) and Chandler Hamilton (213). The Gators travel to face Desert Vista in Ahwatukee on Thursday (Sept. 22).

Xavier results
200-yard medley relay – Third (Vica Dow, Mary Roediger, Kaitlyn McCoy and Thea Cartier), 1:51.17.
200-yard freestyle – Dow 11th (1:58.40), Carlie Hermann 28th (2:02.96), Izzy Gomez 29th (2:03.93), Clare Carlson 40th (2:07.65).
200-yard individual medley – McCoy 3rd (2:07.84), Haley Hubbard 18th (2:19.57), Gracie Shumacher 30th (2:23.92).
50-yard freestyle – Roediger 1st (24.73), Quinn Blake 16th (25.56), Jocelyn Jones tie-22nd (25.97), Cartier 28th (26.17), Kyle Gunzy 33rd (26.59), Mady Perich tie-52nd (27.62).
100-yard butterfly – Olivia Paliscak 15th (1:00.91), Haley Hubbard 20th (1:02.15), Shumacher 37th (1:04.76), Taylor Guthrie 41st (1:05.17).
100-yard freestyle – Gomez 17th (56.05), Cartier 25th (57.33), Carlson 31st (57.95), Kate Hubbard 36th (58.26), Maddie Wright 45th (59.14).
500-yard freestyle – Hermann 19th (5:22.24), Wright 32nd (5:43.47).
200-yard freestyle relay – Fourth (Cartier, Paliscak, Jones, Roediger), 1:41.80.
100-yard backstroke – McCoy 3rd (57.31), Dow 15th (1:01.56), Blake tie-22nd (1:04.25), Paliscak 24th (1:04.59).
100-yard breaststroke – Roediger 3rd (1:07.41), Jones 26th (1:14.96), Gunzy 37th (1:16.29), Guthrie 44th (1:17.83).
400-yard freestyle relay – Third (Dow, Gomez, Paliscak, Guthrie) 3:39.81.
1-meter diving – Alyssa Largay 2nd (381.65 points), Madeline Sewell 4th (352.80), Molly Cahill 14th (297.15), Talle Donley 21st (194.40). Competition was held Wednesday (Sept. 14).

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