Rankin, the state runner-up in the 500-yard freestyle to Scottsdale Chaparral’s Ashley Strouse, had another duel with the sophomore in the MOC. Rankin, with nearly a 3-second deficit in the recent Division I state meet, was within .09 of a second this time, and both swimmers earned automatic All-American nods at the Phoenix Country Day School aquatic center.
Rankin also finished third in the 200-yard individual medley and anchored Xavier’s fourth-place finish in the 400-yard freestyle relay.
AIA Meet of Champions
Xavier Prep results
200-yard medley relay – XCP 3rd, 1:47.73 (Fr. Gracie Munk, So. Paola Guerra, Jr. Olivia Paliscak, So. Kelly Scott).
200-yard freestyle – Maddie Wright, Jr., 8th, 1:55.08.
200-yard individual medley – Mia Rankin, So., 3rd, 2:04.52.
100-yard butterfly – Munk, 10th, 57.87.
500-yard freestyle – Rankin, 2nd, 4:50.62 (automatic All-American); Wright, 7th, 5:04.30.
200-yard freestyle relay – XCP 3rd, 1:38.76 (Paliscak, Scott, Jr. Vica Dow, Wright).
100-yard backstroke – Munk, 7th, 58.56.
100-yard breaststroke – Guerra, 9th, 1:07.16.
400-yard freestyle relay – XCP 4th, 3:38.43 (Munk, Wright, Dow, Rankin).