|Scorpions swim away from competition|
|Written by Brian Bergner Jr.|
|Thursday, 22 September 2011 08:00|
The Sedona Red Rock High School swimming team was fantastic in its second home meet of the season Thursday, Sept. 15, with the boys and girls teams taking home gold.
“Our swimmers swam incredible; they are really starting to look competitive,” second-year Sedona Head Coach A. Jay Bronson said. “They are bonding more like a team, and they are getting pumped up for our upcoming qualifier meets.”
The Sedona boys took first overall, scoring 124 points as a team, while Gilbert Christian High School came in second with 91 and Scottsdale Christian High School took third with 17 points.
For the girls, the Scorpions dominated with 174 points for first overall while Gilbert Christian was a distant second with 84. Scottsdale Christian took third with 15 swimmers.
“With all of the newcomers from other sports and brand new swimmers, our team is really filling out. We not only have amazing talent but our depth is really impressive,” Bronson said.
Top performances for the Scorpions included senior captain Portia Griefenberg who took first overall in the 100-yard butterfly with a 1:10.88 time while taking first in the 500-yard freestyle event with a 6:36 time.
Freshman Tristan Decker took first overall in the 200-yard individual medley with a 2:24.35 time and was first in the 100-yard freestyle with a 53.45 time.
Sophomore Haley Holverson took second in the 200-yard individual medley with a 2:53 time while standout freshman Isaiah Wright took second in the 200-yard individual medley with a 2:46.67 time. Wright was second in the 200-yard freestyle event with a 2:22.98 time.
“This year has been a blast to coach,” Bronson said. “With a bigger team we can do a whole lot more, and the kids are improving at a rate I did not think possible. Watch out for these kids in the next few weeks.”
Sedona was in action again Tuesday, Sept. 20, when it traveled to Wickenburg High School. Results were unavailable at press time.
Next up, the Scorpions are set to host another three-way event Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Sedona Community Pool.
Sedona welcomes rival Mingus Union High School and Flagstaff High School on Thursday with a 4 p.m. start time.
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 September 2011 10:54|