Rachel Ponte, who trains club with St. Charles Swim Club and also trains with St. Charles North High School, has verbally commited to New Mexico State University.
The school is a great campus and a good fit for my education. I liked the coaching staff right away and they make a really good effort to stay in touch and help me in this process. Then, on my recruiting trip the girls were all so nice and I really felt like I could fit well on the team and I can’t wait to start school there in the fall of 2019.
- 50y breast – 30.26
- 100y breast – 1:05.27
- 200y breast – 2:27.77
- 200y IM – 2:08.00
- 50y free – 24.47
Competing for St. Charles North at the 2017 IHSA Girls State Championships, Ponte helped her team to a third place finish in the team race. She was the breaststroke leg of their state runner-up 200 medley relay, splitting a 29.34, while she competed in the 200 IM and 100 breast individually.
Ponte would’ve ranked 5th in the 100 breast on New Mexico State’s 2017-18 top times list, and she would’ve been a WAC B finalist in that event last year, where NMSU placed 2nd in the overall meet standings.
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