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Posted: Wednesday, November 4, 2009 12:00 am | Updated: 1:22 pm, Mon Apr 18, 2011.

Tucson-area swimmers may have just given the megalopolis to the west a huge inferiority complex.

Last Friday and Saturday, Southern Arizona athletes took state titles in every race in the Arizona 4A-I state championship meet in Mesa.

While Catalina Foothills was responsible for a large majority of the sweep, Northwest swimmers were more than happy to bring some glory home after a weekend near the capitol.

Canyon Del Oro senior Lauren Baker led the charge, finishing as Arizona's best in the 200-yard individual medley and the 100-yard butterfly, with times of 2.07:23 and 56.68, respectively.

Baker was also a lynchpin of CDO's 200- and 400-yard freestyle relay teams (second and third place overall) and one of the main reasons for the Dorados' finishing as Arizona's second-place girls' squad.

Another reason for CDO's success: senior Rachel Baumann.

Baumann finished third overall in the 50-yard freestyle, fourth in the 100-yard freestyle and had a hand in the success of both freestyle relay teams.

In addition to relying on a stellar performance from their seniors, the Dorados also saw solid contributions from their younger swimmers.

Sophomore Maggie McCord finished fourth in the 50-yard freestyle and fifth in the 100-yard freestyle, and freshman Stephanie Strickland and sophomore Jessica McNamee placed seventh and eighth overall in the 100-yard breaststroke.

The CDO boys' team finished the competition eighth, with another strong showing from underclassmen as an indicator that the Dorados have much to look forward to in upcoming years.

Sophomore Jordan Belton took third in the 100-yard freestyle and sixth in the 200-yard freestyle.

Another sophomore, Sean Strickland, gave CDO a third-place finish in the 100-yard butterfly, and freshman Jonathan Alexander placed ninth in the 500-yard freestyle.

Senior Tim Gort placed eighth in the 500 free and, alongside Strickland and Belton, helped the 200-yard freestyle relay team to a sixth-place finish.

Marana's boys' and girls' squads both finished in the 10th overall slot at the Kino Aquatics Center, giving the "Zoo" a reason to be excited for the present and future.

Senior Drew Hill was Marana's highest finisher, churning to a fourth-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle. Hill also placed seventh in the 100-yard freestyle. For the boys, senior Ryan Gapp grabbed some much-needed points with a ninth place showing in the 100-yard breaststroke.

The Marana girls' top showing came with a strong performance and fifth-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle relay, and the members of that team also contributed well individually.

Junior Danielle Tolton took home a 12th-place finish in the 200-yard free, freshman Lindsie Jeffries ended the competition 12th in the 100-yard breaststroke and sophomore Brianne Murphy raced to 14th overall in the 100-yard butterfly.

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Tuesday, September 16

Boys Golf (@ 3 p.m.)

Buena, Cienega at Marana

Mountain View, Ironwood Ridge, Catalina at Amphi (Silverbell GC)

Catalina Foothills, Pueblo, Sahuarita at Sahuaro

Girls Volleyball (Fr 4 p.m., JV 5 p.m., Var 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Mountain View at Rio Rico

Ironwood Ridge at Glendale Ironwood

Swimming (@4 p.m.)

Pusch Ridge, Sahuarita at Desert Christian

Wednesday, September 17

Girls Golf (@ 3 p.m.)

Rincon at CDO

Ironwood Ridge, Desert View at Flowing Wells (Silverbell)

Cross Country (@4:30)

Salpointe at Catalina Foothills

Palo Verde, Nogales at Marana

Rincon, St. Gregory at CDO

Sahuarita, Pueblo, Pusch Ridge at Desert View

Girls Volleyball (Fr 4 p.m., JV 5 p.m., Var 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Empire at Marana (4:30, 5:30, 6:30)

CDO at Queen Creek

Cienega at Mountain View

Sahuaro at Catalina Foothills

Walden Grove at Pusch Ridge

Thursday, September 18

Girls Golf

CDO, Ironwood Ridge at Phoenix Aguila Invitational (all day)

Boys Golf

Sahuaro and Salpointe at Ironwood Ridge

CDO, Rincon, Sunnyside at Tucson High

Girls Volleyball (Fr 4 p.m., JV 5 p.m., Var 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Marana at Sahuarita

Ironwood Ridge at Sahuaro (4:30, 5:30, 6:30)

Catalina Foothills at Rincon

Pusch Ridge at San Manuel

Swimming (4 p.m.)

Marana vs. Tucson at Quincy Douglas Pool

Cienega at Marana

CDO, Ironwood Ridge at Amphi

Catalina Foothills at Sahuaro

Freshman Football (all games at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Flowing Wells at Marana (4 p.m.)

Desert View at Mountain View

Cienega at CDO

Ironwood Ridge at Buena

Catalina Foothills at Sahuarita

JV Football (all games at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Amphi at Marana

Santa Cruz Valley at Pusch Ridge

Mountain View at Desert View

CDO at Cienega

Buena at Ironwood Ridge

Sahuarita at Catalina Foothills

Friday, September 19

Boys Golf

Catalina Foothills, Ironwood Ridge, CDO, at Phoenix Aguila Invitational (all day)

Cross Country

Mountain View, Ironwood Ridge at Mt. Carmel Invitational (San Diego, CA)

Girls Volleyball

CDO at Westwood Tournament of Champions

Football (@7 p.m.)

Pusch Ridge at Santa Cruz Valley

Catalina at Marana

Desert Vista at Mountain View

Ironwood Ridge at Buena

Cienega at CDO

Catalina Foothills at Sahuarita

Saturday, September 20

Boys Golf

Catalina Foothills, Ironwood Ridge, CDO, at Phoenix Aguila Invitational (all day)

Cross Country

Marana at Old Pueblo Invite(Lincoln Park)

Mountain View at San Diego

Catalina Foothills, CDO at Ojo Rojo (Chandler, AZ)

Swimming

Marana at Wolves Classic (Chandler High)

Girls Volleyball

CDO at Westwood Tournament of Champions

 

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