Dual Sport Athlete Grace Sanford To Swim At University of Saint Mary For 2019

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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.

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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1 year ago

Congrats to Grace!! She will do amazing! I’m a dual athlete at Urbana Univeristy swimming and running cross country. It’s not easy, but it’s worth it in the end