Andrew Wilson Swims 1:00 in Breaststroke Prelims at Austin Sectionals

2018 AUSTIN SECTIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

U.S. National Teamer and Texas post-grad Andrew Wilson out-dueled his U.S. National Team and Texas post-grad teammate Will Licon in prelims of the men’s 100 breaststroke on day 1 of the Austin Sectionals (albeit in different heats). Wilson, the better long-course sprinter of the two to date, swam a 1:00.87 to qualify 1st into the final, while Licon was about a second back in 1:01.95.

The pair were among a handful of national teamers and junior national teamers to kick off their meets on Monday morning. Not racing in the session, however, was Texas post-grad Madisyn Cox, who still hasn’t raced since March’s Pro Swim Series stop in Atlanta. Texas so far has claimed that there’s no injury, and that meet scratches from her have been due to scheduling conflicts with classes.

She’s entered in the 100 breaststroke and 400 IM on Friday, plus the 200 IM on Sunday.

Other Top Qualifiers on Day 1:

  • Texas A&M’s Jorie Caneta led the heats of the women’s 100 breaststroke in 1:09.32. Her teammate Anna Belousova (1:09.73) and Rice’s Marie-Claire Schillinger (1:09.97) were close behind, with Schillinger’s time being a new personal best.
  • Texas’ Quinn Carrozza led heats of the women’s 200 back in 2:11.77.
  • 15-year old Magnolia Aquatic Club swimmer Lilllie Nordmann led qualifying in the women’s 200 fly in 2:13.54. She’s already been 2:12 this season, in Atlanta.
  • Stanford commit Jack Levant led all swimmers in prelims of the 200 fly with a new best time of 1:58.55. He’s now the fastest American junior in that event this year (although the two ranked right behind him, Gianluca Urlando and Dare Rose, did their season-bests at just 16 and 15, respectively).
  • Aggie Swim Club’s Julia Cook led the qualifying in the women’s 100 free in 55.41.
  • Jack Conger swam 49.40 in the men’s 100 free prelims – the only swimmer under 50 seconds. John Shebat qualified 6th in 50.63, and Townley Haas qualified 8th in 50.73.

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swimmerTX

Since when was the younger Nordmann sister 25? Or did I miss something

bobo gigi

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Welllllll

She’s technically the second of 5

Correction

Actually, Lillie is the second of four (all girls).

bobo gigi

Best times for LeVant in the 200 fly and Cook in the 100 free. Only prelims.
LeVant one of the most promising US juniors in the 200 fly and 200 free. I’m surprised he will not go to Texas in NCAA. And Cook had a great SCY season with new PBs of 22.19/47.82/1.44.21 last March. No doubt she will go 54 fully tapered in a few weeks.
Best times. Best times. It smells rest. Taper. It smells the championship season! 😎

Right Dude Here

LeVant has wanted to go to Stanford since long before he “got good.” Kid’s just following his dreams.

PVSFree

Plus a Stanford degree is worth much more than a Texas degree…

Yabo

Undergraduate degrees matter less and less

Doug

Bruh he was always good when he was swimming in Illinois everyone knew him

Swim mom

Austin Katz looking good at 2:01 in 2 back for a prelim swim. Winning the race comfortably he obviously has a lot left in the tank for tonight… I’m anxious to see what he can do in finals!

Superfan

It looks like he scratched finals so what we saw in prelims is what he has today

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