Freeman Wins Saturday Mile, Four More Sunday To Close Arena LC Invite


  • May 4-6, 2018
  • The Baylor School, Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Live Results
  • Results also on Meet Mobile

After winning six events over the first two sessions of the Arena LC Invitational, Baylor Swim Club’s Trey Freeman won five more events throughout the weekend to finish with eleven event wins total. The 18-year-old won the mixed 1500m freestyle on Saturday afternoon, and then went 4-for-4 to finish things off on Sunday morning.

In the 1500, Freeman cruised to a 43-second win in a time of 16:18.34, followed by Carpet Capital’s Ross Valdez (17:02.03). With the event being swum mixed, 16-year-old Addison Smith, who had five wins through two sessions of swimming for the girls, took 3rd overall in 17:21.67.

Freeman then added wins in the 200 free (1:54.85), 100 back (1:00.27), 50 free (25.02) and 200 fly (2:13.54) on Sunday, with Alex Mays of Prime Aquatics winning the 200 breast in 2:39.63. Mays also took 2nd in the 100 back (1:02.09), and Valdez was 2nd to Freeman in the 200 free (2:02.20).

For the girls, Smith won the 200 free in 2:05.10 and the 50 free in 27.78, adding a runner-up finish in the 200 fly (2:24.46) and a 4th place finish in the 100 back (1:11.66). Alex Massey of Ensworth Aquatics won the 200 fly in 2:20.87, and Baylor‘s Ellie Waldrep won the 100 back in 1:05.92. Her teammate Cecilia Porter took the 200 breast in a time of 2:47.37.

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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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