Chomp! Chomp! Chomp!
another big effort for Xavier Prep’s swimming and diving team on Saturday
(Sept. 15) as the Gators splashed their way to a victory in the Wolves Classic Invitational
at Chandler High pool.
21 other teams, with 307 points. Phoenix Desert Vista was second with 228 and
Mesa Mountain View was third ait 226 ½.
One of the
strengths of Xavier’s team is in its relay teams, and it showed.
won all three relay events.
In the 200-yard
medley relay, sophomore Gracie Munk, junior Paola Guerra, junior Jordan Herrera
and junior Kelly Scott triumphed. In the 200-yard 200-yard freestyle relay it
was sophomore Hope Nolan, Guerra, senior Vica Dow and Scott. And in the
400-yard freestyle relay, it was Herrera, Dow, Munk and junior Mia Rankin.
was strong in the individual events.
the 200-yard individual medley and was fifth in the 500-yard freestyle. Herrera
was third in both the 200-yard freestyle and the 100-yard butterfly. Munk was
third in the 200 IM and fourth in the 100 fly. Scott was second in the 50-yard
freestyle and the 100-yard freestyle.
divers put forth a fantastic effort, led by senior Maddy Sewell’s
fifth-place finish out of 36 competitors. Two promising freshmen, Libby Surgent
and Claira Chong, were at No. 19 and No. 25, respectively.
be back in the pool for more action this week. The Gators will face Mountain
View on Thursday (Sept. 19) at Kino Pool in Mesa. And the team will co-host the
annual Xavier-Brophy Invitational on Friday (Sept. 20) and Saturday (Sept. 21)
at the Brophy Aquatic Complex. Diving competition is Friday, swimming on