Xavier Prep’s swimmers and divers were outdistanced by Scottsdale Chaparral in the 2018 Division I state championship, and when the two headlined the 2019 meet on Thursday (Nov. 7) and Friday (Nov. 8), the result was virtually the same.
make a bit of headway this time at the Kino Aquatic Complex in Mesa. In 2018,
there was a differential of 176 ½ points between the Gators and Chaparral, and
this time, the gap was 160.
board, Chaparral’s quality and depth was just too much.
for Xavier were the championship swim by senior Maddie Wright in the 100-yard
freestyle (51:09) to defeat Gilbert Perry’s Kelly Fama (51.81), and the three
relay teams (200-yard medley, 200-yard freestyle and 400-yard freestyle) that
finished second to Chaparral.
finished third in the individual 200 free. Junior Mia Rankin was second in the
200-yard individual medley and third in the 500-yard freestyle, junior Jordan
Herrera was seventh in the 200 IM and sixth in the 100-yard butterfly, junior
Kelly Scott was seventh in the 50-yard freestyle and fourth in the 100 free,
sophomore Gracie Munk was third in the 100-yard backstroke and third in the 100
fly, junior Paola Guerra was fourth in the 100-yard breaststroke.
diving, senior Maddy Sewell capped an outstanding Xavier career by advancing to
the final for the fourth straight time and finishing 11th out of 16
in the final.
Xavier state results
medley relay – 2nd, 1:44.95.
freestyle – Maddie Wright, 3rd, 1:49.68; Vica Dow, 11th,
1:57.70; Daisy Maldonado, 16th, 2:00.01.
individual medley – Mia Rankin, 2nd, 2:04.17; Jordan Herrera, 7th,
2:09.94; Hope Nolan, 11th, 2:11.85.
– Kelly Scott, 7th, 24.58; Olivia Paliscak, 10th, 24.63;
Paola Guerra, 14th, 24.91.
butterfly – Gracie Munk, 3rd, 57.43; Jordan Herrera, 6th,
58.22; Olivia Paliscak, 11th, 58.40; Haley Hubbard, 14th,
freestyle – MADDIE WRIGHT, 1ST,
51.09; Kelly Scott, 4th, 52.96.
freestyle – Mia Rankin, 3rd, 5:01.43.
freestyle relay – 2nd, 1:37.03.
backstroke – Gracie Munk, 3rd, 56.96; Vica Dow, 10th,
breaststroke – Paola Guerra, 4th, 1:05.39; Hope Nolan, 12th,
freestyle relay – 2nd, 3:31.71.
diving – Maddy Sewell, 11th, 378.95 points.
Chaparral 480, XAVIER PREP 320, Mesa
Mountain View 209, Mesa Red Mountain 163, Phoenix Desert Vista 161, Gilbert
Perry 138, Chandler High 115, Gilbert Highland 105, Phoenix Pinnacle 104, Mesa
Desert Ridge 104, Peoria Liberty 74, Chandler Hamilton 52, Tucson High 51,
Tempe Corona del Sol 44, Phoenix Sandra Day O’Connor 38, Glendale Mountain
Ridge 34, Chandler Basha 29, Yuma Cibola 27, Anthem Boulder Creek 25, Surprise
Valley Vista 22, Mesa Skyline 14, Queen Creek 13.