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Grace Sanford of Maur Hill-Mount Academy in Atchison, Kansas has announced her verbal intent to swim, and also play soccer, for the NAIA school the University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth, Kansas in the fall of 2019. A sprint freestyler and backstroker, Sanford will have times in the 100-yard freestyle and backstroke that would have been number 1 on the USM team for the 2018-2019 season and would have been top 6 at the 2019 Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference meet.
Congratulations to Grace Sanford from Maur Hill-Mount Academy who signed her Letters of Intent. Yes, plural, she signed 2 letters and will be a dual sport athlete: soccer & swimming
Welcome to Spire Nation, Grace!#SpireNation @LVTSportsGuy @KSHSSwimming @USMSpireWire @MHMARavens pic.twitter.com/01aEaixSHm
— Saint Mary Swimming (@USM_Swimming) May 15, 2019
At the 2019 Osawatomie High School Invitational, Sanford was the 100-yard backstroke champion (1:12.70) and took 4th place in the 50-yard freestyle (28.41). She also led off Maur Hill-Mount Academy’s 400-yard freestyle relay (1:05.82) that took 4th place at the meet.
Best Times in Yards:
- 50 free – 28.17
- 100 free – 1:04.44
- 100 back – 1:12.70
- 100 fly – 1:24.59
- 200 IM – 2:44.81
She will be joining fellow Kansas based Kadee Schutt as members of the Spires’ Class of 2023.
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