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The Maricopa High School boys’ and girls’ swim teams defeated Combs in a home meet at Copper Sky Thursday, with Connor Schrader setting another school record.

“The depth of our team was the difference maker,” head coach Laura Logan said.

The girls won 93-72. Those winning their events were Aubree Wittemann in the 200-meter freestyle in 2:40.75; Olivia Byers in the 50 free in 27.42 and the 100 free in 1:03.3; Katelyn Owens in the 500 free in 6:30.62 and the 100 breaststroke in 1:19.48; the 200 medley relay team of Shelbee Beecroft, Owens, Byers and Eva Zavala in 2:23.2; and the 200 free relay team of Owens, Wittemann, Zavala and Byers in 2:04.78.

Taking second place were Katelynn James in the 100 butterfly, Sophie Occhiline in the 500 free, Zavala in the 100 breast, the 200 free relay team of Kaitlyn Crean, Emily Hollingsworth, Occhiline and Emily Fauth, and the 400 free relay team of Wittemann, Crean, Hollingsworth and Fauth.

In third place were Fauth in the 200 free and 500 free, Occhiline in the 200 individual medley, Zavala in the 500 free, Lexie Nordhoff in the 100 fly and Beecroft in the 100 backstroke.

The MHS boys won 97-57.

Schrader set a school record in the 100 fly, winning in 58.95. He also won the 200 IM in 2:11.93. Also earning first-place honors were Rafe Scoresby in the 500 free in 6:41.84; Bryan Perez in the 100 back in 1:28.96; the 200 free relay team of Andrew Varga, Anthony Nelson, Kian Carroll and Schrader in 1:46.22; and the 400 free relay team of Varga, Perez, Jayden Call and Scoresby in 4:39.82.

In second place were Varga in the 200 free, Scoresby in the 200 IM, Carroll in the 100 free, Perez in the 500 free, Nelson in the 100 back, Joseph Lambert in the 100 breast, the 200 medley relay team of Schrader, Lambert, Scoresby and Carroll, and the 400 free relay team of Geric Kramarczyk, Fermin Valenzuela, Egan Packard and Cole Perry-Turner.

Taking third were Call in the 200 free and the 500 free, Carroll in the 50 free, Varga in the 100 free, Kramarczyk in the 100 breast, the 200 medley relay team of Perez Kammarczyk, Nelson and Jose Perez-Barraza, and 200 free relay team of Kramarczyk, Perez-Barrazak Packard and Call.

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