Olivia Byers and Connor Schrader are headed to state competition this week. Photo by Victor Moreno

Two Maricopa High School swimmers have qualified for the Arizona Interscholastic Association Division II State Championship Meet.

Sophomore Connor Schrader is ranked 11th in the 100-meter backstroke and 18th in the 100-meter freestyle. Junior Olivia Byers was placed 33rd in the 100 free, making her first alternate.

The top 32 compete.

Preliminaries start Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at the Skyline Aquatic Center in Mesa. Finals are Friday.

Schrader and Byers are school record-holders for the Rams’ 2-year-old swimming program.

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