The 16th Annual TYR High School Classic Swim and Dive Invitational was held Saturday, Oct. 1 at the Hillenbrand Aquatic Center on the University of Arizona Campus. The meet was presented by Sahuaro High School along with Tucson Ford Dealers Aquatics. 36 schools and 1,000 swimmers and divers from around the state took part.
Catalina Foothills senior Brooks Fail set a new meet record in the 200 Free with a time of 1:40.78. Fail also won the 500 Free and was the anchor leg of the winning 400 Free Relay team from Catalina Foothills.
Fail won the state championship in the 500 Free last year.
Men 200 Free: Brooks Fail, Catalina Foothills (1:40.78)
Women 200 IM: Haley Mayhew, Ironwood Ridge (2:10.36)
Men 500 Free: Brooks Fail, Catalina Foothills (4:31.66)
Women 200 Free Relay: Tucson: Kristen Covello, Garcia, Isabel Garcia, Samantha Covello, Ruby Bottai (1:41.02)
Men 400 Free Relay: Catalina Foothills: Jack Hadley, Scott Pekarske, Sam Mulay, Brooks Fail (3:15.86)
Fail has been busy on the recruiting trail and he’s just getting back into competitive level.
“I missed a lot of time because of recruiting visits,” Fail explained. “I went to Indiana, South Carolina and Arizona. “I loved the South Carolina campus and of course Arizona is an historic program. I need to talk a few things over with my family but I hope to have a decision this week.”
Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014 and has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. His own children have won multiple state high school championships and were named to all-state teams. Competing in hockey, basketball, baseball and track & field in high school, his unique perspective can only be found here and on AZPreps365.com. Contact Andy Morales at AMoralesMyTucson@yahoo.com