High School Swim Classic Results

October 3, 2015 by Andy Morales, AZPreps365

Sabino standout Taylor Nations (Andy Morales/AZPreps365.com)

Oct. 3: Arizona Hillenbrand Aquatic Center

A scheduling conflict with the University of Arizona swim team last year forced swimmers to find other meets to qualify for state but the High School Classic came back in full force on Saturday.

Sabino senior Taylor Nations came away with a win in the 100 Free, 100 Back and as the final leg of the 400 Free. Her performance at the meet was matched by Catalina Foothills standout Brooks Fail on the boy's side.

Fail won the 200 IM and the 100 Free to go along with two wins in the 200 Medley Relay and the 400 Free Relay.

Nations, as it turned out, had arrived at the meet only minutes after landing at the airport fresh from an official visit to San Diego State. Still, the state champion was able to perform.

"I'm a little tired but I've been working with the boys with my club team," Nations explained. "It has pushed me even harder."

Nations is pulling for her relay team to do well at state and she has narrowed her college choices to San Diego State and Arizona.

Tucson champion diver and Olympic hopeful Delany Schnell was on hand to announce the diving portion of the meet because she is focusing on Olympic training. Hoping to step in her place is Buena junior Andrea Bracamonte.

Bracamonte took second at the Classic with a score of 374.35. Mountain Ridge standout Emily Luberto took first (409.35).

"This feels great. My qualifying score is higher than it was last year," Bracamonte said. "My scores keep on increasing so hopefully this will continue."

Salpointe's Mimi Vindiola took third (318.80).

Tucson Ford Dealers Aquatics and Sahuaro High School hosted the meet.


High School Classic Results




Girls 200 Medley Relay

1: Tucson: Samantha Covello, Kristen Covello, Ruby Bottai, Maddie James: 1:54.10


Girls 50 Free

1: Kristen Covello, Tucson: 24.78


Girls 100 Free

1: Taylor Nations, Sabino: 52.98


Girls 500 Free

1: Dalen Hinderaker, Salpointe: 5:17.13


Girls 200 Free Relay

1: Salpointe: Sarah Schou, Jiaying Brust, Dalen Hinderaker, Michelle Trujillo: 1:45.05


Girls 100 Back

1: Taylor Nations, Sabino: 58.46


Girls 100 Breast

1: Lindsey Sohoel-Smith, Tanque Verde: 1:09.71


Girls 400 Free Relay

1: Sabino: Kaylin Farnum, Mikaela Spry, Brittany Roesly, Taylor Nations




Boys 200 Medley Relay

1: Catalina Foothills: Brooks Fail, Andy Duffield, Scott Bockisch, Sam Mulay: 1:44.00


Boys 200 Free

1: Scott Pekarske, Catalina Foothills: 1:49.05


Boys 200 IM

1: Brooks Fail, Catalina Foothills: 1:58.08


Boys 100 Free

1: Brooks Fail, Catalina Foothills: 47.42


Boys 500 Free

1: Andy Duffield, Catalina Foothills: 4:51.15


Boys 100 Back

1: Francisco Vazquez, Ironwood Ridge: 56.0


Boys 400 Free Relay

1: Catalina Foothills: Jack Hadley, Martin Hocheder, Scott Pekarske, Brooks Fail: 3:20.42