Makayla Sargent, a 2016 Olympic Trials qualifier and 2017 NCAA qualifier who spent the first two years of her collegiate career at the University of Florida, has committed to North Carolina State University beginning in the fall of 2018. Sargent is from Victor, New York; she attended Victor Senior High School.
“I am extremely excited to continue my swimming and education at NC State University. I cant [sic] wait to join this family of incredibly hardworking and enthusiastic athletes. The level of excitement in the program is obvious and I feel lucky to be a member of THE PACK!
Sargent competed in the 200 fly and 400 IM at 2017 NCAA Women’s Division I Championships during her freshman season at Florida. As a sophomore, she swam at the All-Florida Invitational, in dual meets against Indiana and Texas, Alabama, and Georgia, and at the Purdue Invitational. She swims for the club team Islanders Aquatics under co-head coach Michael Murray. She had a good long course season last summer, going a best time in the 200 back at Nationals, and later, at U.S. Open, in the 200 fly, 200 IM, and 400 IM.
Sargent improved quite a bit while at Florida. Below are her best SCY times (with her pre-Florida times in parentheses).
- 200 IM – 2:00.46 (2:00.46)
- 400 IM – 4:10.78 (4:16.54)
- 200 fly – 1:58.69 (2:01.63)
- 200 free – 1:49.78 (1:51.31)
- 500/400 free – 4:48.24 (4:51.19)
- 200 back – 2:01.40 (2:04.12)
Sargent’s best 200 fly and 400 IM times would have made the Wolfpack’s top-5 lists for the 2017-18 season. She will begin with incoming freshmen commits Emma Muzzy, Kylee Alons, Maddie Smith, Sami Nickerson, Shannon Kearney, Sophie Hansson, and Taylor Bennett.
Excited to announce my commitment to swim and continue my education at NC State! Thank you to everyone who helped me throughout this process. GO PACK!??
— Makayla Sargent (@SargentMakayla) January 26, 2018
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