Ellie Waldrep and Levenia Sim Break 1:55 in 200 BK at Southeasterns Day 3


  • February 19-21, 2021
  • Huntsville, AL
  • Short course yards (SCY)
  • Results on Meet Mobile

Baylor Swim Club’s Ellie Waldrep and TNT Swimming’s Levenia Sim again squared off in the backstroke on the final night of the Southeastern Senior Champs, this time in the 200 back.

Waldrep, an Auburn commit, took the win with a new best of 1:53.72, crushing her old best of 1:55.52 from the Winter 18&U Championships in December. Sim, meanwhile, smashed her old best of 1:58.48 from November, turning in a 1:54.98. A 14-year-old, Sim now sits #11 in 13-14 age group history.

Sim’s older sister, Letitia Sim, snapped up two more wins tonight. In the 200 IM, she clocked a 1:57.84 to just miss a best. Zoe Summar of Excel Aquatics was 2:01.16 for second and Levenia Sim third (2:01.76), both notching bests. Sim also had the fastest swim in the women’s 50 breast, blasting a 27.58.

McCallie GPS’s Sam Powe touched first in two more races tonight after already winning several this weekend. In the 200 back, he posted a 1:46.10 to come just shy of a best, while he finished on top in the 200 IM (1:52.29), too.

In the women’s 100 fly, Waldrep was back for another victory (53.96), just off of her best. Waldrep’s Baylor teammate, 15-year-old Lillie Boggs, dropped a huge swim in the 1650 free. She won by over 20 seconds, hitting a 16:49.90 and slashing over 20 seconds off of her old best.


  • TCU alumnus John Smith of Huntsville Swim Association took the men’s 100 fly with a 48.51, edging his old best of 48.66 from back at the 2017 Big 12 Championships. Owen Harlow of Huntsville Swim Association won the 100 free in 45.19, out-touching Smith’s 45.34.
  • Ophelia Pilkinton of Ensworth Aquatics was 50.03 to win the women’s 100 free, just off a best. She was just able to get by 17-year-olds Eboni McCarty of Madison Swimming Association (50.23) and Logan Watson-Brown of Baylor (50.50).
  • In the men’s 1650, 15-year-old Isaac Lee of the Manchester Makos dropped a 15:25.42, taking over 12 seconds off of his old best.

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3 years ago

Way to go Lillie!

About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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