Arizona AIA High School State Champs, Video Interviews

In one of the earliest High School State Championships of the year, Arizona held the prelims for both Division I and Division II at the beautiful Skyline Aquatics Center in Mesa, Arizona today.

The star of the DII session was Shadow Mountain Senior, Hannah Holman who posted a personal best in the 200 IM, 2:01.88 and is also the top seed in the 100 breast with a 1:04.00. She talks about her goals for finals and her commitment to the University of Tennessee.

 

In the DI session, Arcadia Senior, Matt Anderson, grabbed two top seeds. The first came in the 200 IM (1:50.41) and the big swim of the session was his 54.61 in the 100 breast. Matt talks about what it’ll take to maintain the top spots tomorrow and his decision to swim for Stanford next fall.

 

When you break the 20 second barrier in the 50 as a freshman, how do you follow it up your sophomore year? Listen to how Chaparral’s Ryan Hoffer answers that question and more after swimming 19.8 in the 50 and 44.2 in the 100 to take two top seeds in prelims today.

 

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bobo gigi

You can watch the Florida and Arizona high school state championships this weekend with the following link.
http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/
You have to pay to watch live but it looks like it’s free on demand after 72 hours.

bobo gigi

Other young star to watch at these Arizona high school state championships is the 14-year-old freshman Canadian/American, I still don’t know, Taylor Ruck.
She has impressed me a lot last summer in long course and has a big international future ahead of her in my opinion.

bobo gigi

I’ve found an article which answers my question.
http://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/high-school/2014/11/07/arizona-high-school-preliminaries-division-i-state-swimming-championships/18678949/
5’10” Taylor Ruck is a Canadian citizen and thinks about the Rio olympic games.
Wow! The Canadian women’s 4X200 free relay was already very promising but with the addition of this super young talent, they become serious medal contenders in the next years.
1.46.90 in the prelims!

Simpson

Ruck is listed on Swimming Canada’s ID team. I hope she swims trials this spring. She has a shot at several international teams already.

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