The Veritas Prep Swim Team had a great meet against Paradise Valley and North Canyon. It was our first swim meet of the season and the swimmers are looking great.
With a fully loaded girls roster, Veritas was able to triumph over PV and North Canyon winning six of the twelve events and having all the swimmers scoring in their events. Our returning swimmer from last year performed well and we had some great surprises from the freshman girls and other swimmers new to the team. Senior, Anna Jackson won the 400 meter freestyle and the 100 meter breaststroke. Junior, Kristen Daugs, a returning swimmer from two years ago, was victorious in the 50 meter freestyle. Sophomore, Vivian Tork, a new swimmer, won the 100 meter freestyle. The 200 meter medley relay and 200 meter freestyle relay with Anna Jackson, Justine Marbach, Julia Flower and Anna Taylor took first. The Veritas Prep girls 400 meter freestyle relay with Kristen Daugs, Nataliana Espinosa, Natalia Flower and Claire Brown came from behind and won their race.
The boys team is loaded with talent, but lacking in numbers, still pulled off a second place finish behind the much larger Paradise Valley High School team. The boys team has one Senior and five freshman. The boys won seven of the twelve events. Our lack of depth prevented us from beating the much larger teams. Senior, Wilson Taylor won the 200 meter individual medley and placed second in the 100 meter backstroke. Our strong freshman class with Devin Esser, Michael Shiaras and Ian Rathsburg had an awesome meet. Devin Esser won both of his individual events, the 100 meter butterfly and the 400 meter freestyle. Michael Shiaras also won both of his individual events, the 100 meter freestyle and the 100 meter backstroke. Ian Rathsburg won the 100 meter breastroke and placed second in the 200 meter freestyle. Our 200 meter medley and 200 meter freestyle relays came in second and our 400 meter freestyle relay with Wilson Taylor, Devin Esser, Michael Shiaras and Ian Rathsburg won their event.
This was the perfect start to what will be a great season.
Paradise Valley High School – 131
Veritas Prep – 98
North Canyon – 19