Coach’s Corner: Mingus swim, dive team finishes regular season strong; hopeful for state tournament bid

Mingus’ Fletch Fangman dropped .5 seconds in his 100 free and 2 seconds in his 100 breast. (VVN/Vyto Starinskas)

Mingus’ Fletch Fangman dropped .5 seconds in his 100 free and 2 seconds in his 100 breast. (VVN/Vyto Starinskas)

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Anissa Zorrilla dropped 3 seconds in her 100 fly and 5 seconds in her 100 backstroke. (VVN/Vyto Starinskas)

Mingus Swim and Dive is in the final stretch of our season. Swim and Dive both competed in our last qualifying meet this past weekend after winning the Heisley Estes Cup against Sedona last Thursday.

This season has truly been about improvement and we saw that in incredible ways this weekend. Here are some highlights:

Joseph Calhoon dropped 3 seconds in his 200 freestyle

Emma Warner dropped 1 second in her 200 freestyle and 3 seconds in her 100 breaststroke

Skylar Mohr dropped 4 seconds in her 200 freestyle

Gunner Tillemans dropped 1 second in his 100 fly

Zoey Arwine dropped 4 seconds in her 100 fly

Erin Morley dropped 2 seconds in her 100 fly

Anissa Zorrilla dropped 3 seconds in her 100 fly and 5 seconds in her 100 backstroke

Connor McTurk dropped 10 seconds in his 100 free

Fletch Fangman dropped .5 seconds in his 100 free and 2 seconds in his 100 breast

Emily Mohr dropped 2 seconds in her 100 free and 2 seconds in her 100 breast

Hannah Arwine dropped .5 seconds in her 100 free and 4 seconds in her 100 back

Rylie Burke dropped 1 second in her 100 free and 1 second in her 100 back

Dallin Gordon dropped 13 seconds in his 500 free

Emily Grasso dropped 1 second in her 100 back

Now we wait …. each team can participate in 4 qualifying meets for state. We have finished our 4 but this weekend there are last chance qualifiers that Division 3 teams will be competing in across the state. Sunday, October 30th we will see where we stand regarding state.

Division 3 will include the top 24 swimmers in each individual race and the top 16 relays. We have several swimmers sitting in the top 24 and 16 positions in individual events and relays. After Saturday, we will know for sure who is competing in state on November 5th at the Phoenix Country Day Pool.

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