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Mon, Jan. 27

Prescott, Bradshaw Mountain swimmers close out season

The swimming season came to an end with Saturday's 4A State Meet at Arizona State University, but both the Prescott and Bradshaw Mountain clubs went out with success.

The Prescott boys' swimming team placed 15th overall out of 34 teams with a total of 54.5 points at the 4A State Meet on Saturday in the Valley.

Dan Jensen led the way with a terrific individual showing in the pool, taking seventh place in the 200 IM (2:02.9) and sixth in the 100 fly (55.76) while taking part on two Badger relay teams.

"I'm just really proud of them," PHS head coach Brigid Bunch said of her team. "They've come so far. Dan should be really, really proud of himself."

Jensenwas part of a foursome that included Corbin Joshu, Jason Hosler and Thomas Netz that placed ninth in the 200 medley relay (1:49) and 12th in the 400 free relay.

Joshu swam to a 15th place finish in the 100 breaststroke and a 24th place finish in the 200 freestyle. Hosler took 17th in the 100 backstroke.

The Prescott girls' relay team of Amy Muchna, Amy Rhoden, Amanda Schleicher and Ally Regnier took 15th overall.

For Bradshaw, Brittany Sharpe placed 10th in the 500-yard freestyle with a personal best time of 5:21.3, while placing 13th in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 2:01.42.

Evan Morris placed 11th in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:07.33. He swam a personal best of 1:06.43 in the qualifying heats on Friday).

Morris also swam a personal best of 1:00.41 in the 100-yard butterfly in the qualifying heats on Friday and was second alternate for the consolation finals.

The Bradshaw Mountain boys' 200-yard freestyle relay team of Morris, Erich Doscher, Phillip Vance and Jake Marks swam a personal best of 1:39.40 in the qualifying heats on Friday and placed 13th.

"It is quite a testament to how hard the kids work when they get to the State Meet and can swim best times under that kind of pressure," BMHS head coach Patti Eller said. "Most of our kids only swim during the high school season and aren't familiar with the intensity of swimming at the state level. It is quite an eye opener."

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