Temple leads way for Prescott High swim at today's state finals

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Prescott High star senior Grant Temple hopes to medal today in the finals of the Division 2 Swimming State Champion-ships in Mesa.

The Daily Courier, file photo<br> Prescott High star senior Grant Temple hopes to medal today in the finals of the Division 2 Swimming State Champion-ships in Mesa.

Prescott High senior swimmer Grant Temple will race in the 100-yard butterfly and the 200-yard freestyle today in the finals of the Division 2 Swimming State Championships at Skyline Aquatic Center in Mesa.

Temple is seeded third in the 100 fly and fourth in the 200 free, Badgers coach Brigid Bunch said, and he hopes to medal.

In the state preliminaries on Friday, the PHS boys' 200 free relay team finished third and will swim in the finals today. Bunch said Temple set a new school record in his 50-yard leg of that relay in 21.5 seconds.

Jaxton Peterson also will swim in the finals. He is seeded fourth in the 100 fly and plans to contend in the 100 free.

On the girls' side, Prescott's Toko Miller qualified for today's finals in the 50 free and the 100 breaststroke after posting personal-record times in both events in the prelims.

"I'm really proud of the kids," Bunch said Friday about her eight-member team at state. "Everyone's having a good time and doing a great job."

For Bradshaw Mountain, the Bears' boys broke four school records during Friday's state prelims, but none of their swimmers advanced to the finals.

Bradshaw will swim in the consolation round today, however. Mako Bennett (200 individual medley), Cameron Blinston (100 fly, 100 breast) and the Bears' 400 relay team are scheduled to participate.