Sophomore Conner Schrader takes a breather after lowering the school record in the 500 freestyle. Photo by Raquel Hendrickson

The final home meet of the regular season was a victory for Maricopa High School’s swim teams over Poston Butte Thursday at Copper Sky. It was their third straight win.

“Last night was our final dual meet of the season and the kids swam amazing,” head coach Laura Logan said. “Coaches are extremely proud of their efforts and performances.”

The girls won 96-70, and the boys won 88-80.

“Last year, Poston Butte beat both of our squads, handily, by 40+ points,” Logan said.

Four school records were established, three by relay teams.

First-place finishers on the MHS girls’ team were Olivia Byers in the 200 freestyle in 2:22.56 and the 100 free in 1:02.16, Katelyn Owens in the 200 individual medley in 2:46.65 and the 100 breaststroke in 1:18.46, the 200 medley relay team of Shelbee Beecroft, Owens, Byers and Eva Zavala in a school-record 2:19.19, the 200 free relay team of Owens, Zavala, Aubree Wittemann and Byers in a school record 2:03.66, and the 400 free relay team of Sophie Occhiline, Emily Hollingsworth, Emily Fauth and Witteman in 5:12.18.

In second place were Witteman in the 200 free, Occhiline in the 500 free, Shelbee Beecroft in the 100 backstroke and teh 400 free relay team of Genevieve Pierce, Shelby Eisenacher, Isabella Piwowar and Lexie Nordhoff.

In third place were Zavala in the 50 free, Nordhoff in the 100 butterfly, Witteman in the 100 free, Hollingsworth in the 500 free, Rylee Pirtle in the 100 backstroke and the 200 free relay team of Kaitlyn Crean, Savannah Willman, Shelby Eisenacher and Fauth.

Top finishers for the boys’ team were Connor Schrader, who set a school record in the 500 free in 5:24.69 and won the 100 back in 1:00.86, Joseph Lambert, who won the 100 breaststroke in 1:23.28, the 200 medley relay team of Schrader, Lambert, Abel Rodriguez and Kian Carroll in a school-record 2:03.09, and the 200 free relay team of Kian Carroll, Anthony Nelson, Andrew Varga and Schrader.

Second place finishers were Bryan Perez in the 200 free, RAfe Scoresby in the 200 IM, Nelson in the 50 free, Geric Kammarczyk in the 100 breast, ad the 400 free relay team of Abel Rodriguez, Bryan Perez, Fermin Valenzuela and Scoresby.

In third place were Carroll in the 50 free, Rodriguez in the 100 fly, Scoresby in the 100 free, Nelson in the 100 back, the 200 medley relay team of Nelson, Kammarczyk, Victor Moreno and Andrew Valenzuela, the 200 free relay team of Moreno, Valenzuela, Scoresby and Rodriguez, and the 400 free relay team of Jacob Davis, Krammarczyk, Jose Preez-BArraza and Jayden Call.

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