Mingus Union swimming and diving racked up personal bests last week.
On Sept. 7 the Marauders took second at a tri-meet hosted by Scottsdale Saguaro with Scottsdale Prep. Although the Sabercats and Eagles are Division III like the Marauders, they had large teams.
“Teams we’re competing against but big teams so when you’re going against them and it’s a tri-meet and they’ve got 40 swimmers and you’ve got 23, there just becomes an issue of numbers,” said Mingus head coach Gretchen Wesbrock. “But we had a lot of wins in that meet, certainly a lot of great swims.”
Saguaro won the meet at El Dorado Park, with Mingus Union coming in second and Scottsdale Prep third.
“Saguaro beat us but I think it was great for our kids to be able to see where the competition is at and overall I think we walked away really happy and proud of how they performed,” Wesbrock said.
Then on Saturday the Marauders went to the Wolves Classic Invitational at Chandler.
Wolves Classic is their largest qualifier of the season with teams from all three divisions.
“Our kids were PRing and having times that were faster than their State times last year,” Wesbrock said. “Our medley girls and boys, our 200 Free girls and boys were all faster than last year’s state times So we’re sitting in a really good spot.”
Zoey Arwine, Hannah Arwine, and Emily Grasso set personal records in the 50 Freestyle.
On the boys side, Andrew Peterson, Joseph Calhoon, Luke Ritter, Casner Wessel Dudley and Sterling Sorensen and set PRs in the 50 Free.
In the girls 100 Butterfly, Tianna Lodico set a personal…
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