Breaststroker and Freestyler Ellie McLeod Will Stay In State At Texas

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Ellie McLeod of DADS Club Swim Team in Houston, Texas has announced that she will stay in-state and swim for the University of Texas as a part of the class of 2024. Primarily a sprint freestyler, McLeod also boasts a time in the 100 breast that would have taken 8th at the 2019 Big 12 Women’s Championship meet and would have hit an NCAA “B” cut this season.

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“So excited to announce my commitment to swim for the University of Texas class of 2024!! Can’t wait to be a part of such an incredible team and school!! Hook’em

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At the 2019 College Station Speedo Sectional Meet she swam the 50/100/200 free as well as the 100 breast, finishing 4th place in the 100 breast and 6th place in the 100 free. She swam all career-best times at this meet, but with prelims being run in short course yards and finals in long course meters, there’s a chance that her best times could have been even faster.

Best Times in Yards:

  • 50 Free – 23.51
  • 100 Free – 50.16
  • 200 Free – 1:50.00
  • 100 Breast – 1:01.59

By the time Ellie arrives in Austin in the fall of 2020 all but one of Texas women that had a time faster than her in the 100 breast and two women in the 100 free this season (pre-NCAAs) will have graduated, meaning that she could potentially be an “A” relay swimmer as a freshman. It won’t come easy, as she will be joining class of 2020’s #4 recruit Olivia Bray and #16 Grace Cooper, as well as Kelly Pash, Mary Smutny, and Miranda Heckman, all top 20 recruits in the class of 2019.

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