Boston College Secures Verbal Commitment from 2x MSHSAA Champ Laney Thomas

Laney Thomas of Wildwood, Missouri has elected to send her verbal commitment to Boston College for the 2018-19 season.

“I chose Boston College because I immediately felt at home as I stepped on campus. The coaching staff and team’s energy is amazing and I can’t wait to be apart of it next year! I know that Coach Stephens and Coach Kelly will grow the success of the program immensely and help me reach my potential as a student and an athlete.” [sic]

Thomas swims for Rockwood Swim Club and Lafayette High School, where she specializes mainly in sprint freestyle. She was a key member of the Lancers’ state-winning 200 free and 400 free relays as a junior, leading off the former with 23.89 and splitting a 51.79 on the latter. Individually she placed fourth in both the 50 free (23.94) and 100 free (51.89). After clocking PBs in both the 50/100 free at the 2017 MSHSAA Girls State Championships, Thomas went on to update her 200 free, 100 back, and 200 back times at Columbia Sectionals to end short-course season on a high note.

While just a tad out of scoring range for the ACC Championships, where it took 22.84/49.56/1:48.58 to get a second swim in the 50/100/200 freestyle events, Thomas will add a lot of firepower to BC’s relays. She would have been the fastest BC leg on the 4×100 free relay and second-fastest on the 4×50 and 4×200 free relays.

Best SCY times:

  • 50 free – 23.89
  • 100 free – 51.85
  • 200 free – 1:53.36
  • 100 back – 1:00.09
  • 200 back – 2:10.14

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Anne Lepesant

Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swim/swam in college. With an undergraduate degree from Princeton (where she was an all-Ivy tennis player) and an MBA from INSEAD, she worked for many years in the financial industry, both in France and the U.S. Anne is currently …

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