Cooper Lucas Lowers Five Meet Records At 2019 TAGS In Austin

2019 Long Course Texas Age Group Championship

  • July 24-28, 2019
  • Austin, Texas
  • Lee & Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center
  • Meet Results
  • Meet Mobile: ‘2019 Long Course Texas Age Group Championship’

Cooper Lucas of Lakeside Aquatic Club picked up six individual wins and five meet records over five days of action at the 2019 Long Course Texas Age Group Championship in Austin.

The 14-year-old reset meet marks in the boys’ 13-14 200 free (1:54.19), 800 free (8:19.05), 1500 free (15:57.19), 200 IM (2:09.66) and 400 IM (4:35.19), and also won the 400 free in a best of 4:02.42. That swim narrowly missed the meet record of 4:02.14 set by Alex Zettle in 2014.

Zettle was also the now previous record holder in the 200 (1:54.69) and 800 free (8:29.75), also from 2014. His 100 free mark of 52.64 remains.

All-time in the 13-14 age group Lucas moves up to seventh in the 800 free, 12th in the 200 free, and 17th in both the 400 and 1500 free.

He also added a runner-up finish in the 200 fly, clocking 2:06.94 behind Gary Jones (2:06.58) of Magnolia who narrowly missed the 2014 meet record held by Jack LeVant at 2:06.53.

Lucas’ Lakeside teammate Seanna Muhitch also broke a pair of meet records, lowering the girls’ 11-12 marks in the 100 and 200 breast.

She clocked 1:15.01 in the 100 to down the 2017 record of 1:15.93 set by Kiara Xanthos of Texas Ford Aquatics, and in the 200 the 12-year-old dismantled the 16-year-old mark of 2:43.08 held by Spindrift Beck in 2:38.64. She is now the ninth-fastest in 11-12 history.

Muhitch also won the 50 breast to complete the sweep in a time of 35.61.

TEAM SCORES

In the team race it was Nitro Swimming coming out on top with 1010.5 points on the boys’ side and 1315.5 for the girls. Lakeside was the runner-up for the boys, while the North Texas Nadadores were second on the girls’ side.

BOYS

  1. Nitro Swimming, 1010.5
  2. Lakeside Aquatic Club, 981
  3. Cypress Fairbanks Swim Club, 617.5
  4. North Texas Nadadores, 563
  5. Waterloo Swimming, 512.5

GIRLS

  1. Nitro Swimming, 1315.5
  2. North Texas Nadadores, 1070
  3. Lakeside Aquatic Club, 723
  4. Cypress Fairbanks Swim Club, 674
  5. Alamo Area Aquatic Association, 620

COMBINED

  1. Nitro Swimming, 2326
  2. Lakeside Aquatic Club, 1704
  3. North Texas Nadadores, 1633
  4. Cypress Fairbanks Swim Club, 1291.5
  5. Alamo Area Aquatic Association, 923

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About James Sutherland

James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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