What he did: Fail was Southern Arizona’s lone champion at the Division I state meet as he placed first in the 500-yard freestyle in 4 minutes, 26.68 seconds, and was third in the 200 free in 1:39.96. The junior was also part of Foothills’ 200 medley relay team which placed seventh in 1:39.47, a time that would have been third in Division II.
Top performance: Fail was part of four first-place finishes in the TYR High School Classic a month before the state meet. He won the 200 IM and the 100 free in addition to helping both the 200 and 400 relay teams to victories.
What’s next: Fail had a hand in winning three titles as a sophomore a year ago and will again be one of Southern Arizona’s top swimmers next fall.
Runner-up: Braden Christensen, Cholla. The junior won the 200 IM in 1:59.13 at the Division II state meet and was second in the 100 backstroke.