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D-I swim-dive champs - Brophy, Chaparral girls

November 9, 2019 by Les Willsey, AZPreps365


Campo Verde honored its coach, David Peters, its boys swim-dive team for its D-II title and its girls team for its runner-up finish to Catalina Foothills prior to football on Friday night. (AZPreps365 photo)

The Division I team swim-dive champs were no mystery again this year even before the meet began. Brophy Prep made it 32 titles in a row and and Chaparral's girls prevailed big for a sixth consecutive trophy (two in D-II and four in D-I).

Division II saw new champs in Catalina Foothills girls, who did not win any individual swim titles, but took home a diving title. The boys title race was a different story as Campo Verde managed a two-point win over Salpointe that came down to the final event of the meet. Campo Verde was aided having three divers finish in the top eight. Salpointe did not have an entry/qualifer in diving.

Honor roll of champions from the D-I and D-II meets:

D-I Boys

Top five team scores: Brophy 484. 2. Chaparral 285. 3. Desert Ridge 175. 4. Boulder Creek 168. 5. Desert Vista 153.

Individual and relay champs -- Brophy: The Broncos set a state record in winning the 400 free relay and won the 200 medley relay and 200 free relay. Senior Matt Milovanovic defended his titles in the 200 free and 100 breast. Junior Finn Dowdall won the 50 free. Desert Ridge: The Jaguars won two titles. Senior Luke Walker won the 200 IM and junior Essias Smith defended his 100 fly title. Boulder Creek: Junior Andrew Ross won the 50 free. Chaparral:  Senior Matthew LeBlanc took home the 100 breast crown, completing four years as event champ. Basha: Senior Zachory Lundgren captured his first diving title

D-I Girls

Top five team scores: 1. Chaparral 480. 2. Xavier Prep 320. 3. Mesa Mountain View 209. 4. Red Mountain 163. 5. Desert Vista 161. 

Individual and relay champs -- Chaparral: The Firebirds won the 200 medley relay title in state-record time as well as winning the 200 free and 400 free relays. Three juniors racked up two titles apiece. Ashley Strouse won the 200 free and 500 free for a third year in a row. Greer Pattison made it two years in a row as champ in the 50 free and three years straight in 100 back. Strouse has 12 titles in three years years counting relay-team participation and Pattison has 11 titles. Morgan Brophy won two events taking  the 200 IM and 100 fly. Xavier Prep: Senior Maddie Wright is the new 100 free champ.  Mesa Mtn. View: Sophomore Emma Becker repeated as 100 breast champ. Perry: Sophomore Alexia Jackson won diving.

D-II Boys

Top five team scores: T1. Campo Verde 272. 2. Salpointe 270. 3. Verrado 205. 4. Sunnyslope 170. 4. Catalina Foothills 170.

Individual and relay champs -- Campo Verde: The Coyotes won the 200 medley relay and senior Luke Miller won the 100 free. Salpointe: Junior Aidan Reagan won the 200 free and the Lancers won the 200 free relay and 400 free relay. Arcadia: Junior Grant Stoddard won the 50 free and 100 fly. Verrado: Senior Jadan Nabor won the 200 IM and 100 back  Higley: Freshman Jackson Keaton Jones won the 500 free. Sunnyslope: Junior Tate Bahti won the 100 breast. Centennial: Senior Daniel Muller won diving for the the third year in a row.

D-II Girls

Top five team scores: T1. Catalina Foothills 309.5. 2. Campo Verde 242. 3. Salpointe 183. 4. Verrado 146.5. 5. Cactus Shadows 145.

Individual and relay champs -- Catalina Foothills: The Falcons won the 200 medley relay and 200 free relay. Campo Verde: Sophomore Paige Treptow won the 50 free and 100 free and the Coyotes won the 200 free relay. MIllennium: Sophomore Kennedy Noble won the 200 IM and 100 back. Noble won the 100 back last year as well. Paradise Valley: Senior Sadie Edwards won the 100 fly (third time in her career) and 100 breast for the first time. Salpointe: Sophomore Sydney Even won the 200 free. Desert Mountain: Sophomore Kylie Nye won the 500 free. Catalina Foothills: Junior Summer Westmoreland won her first diving title.