Maximus Williamson Moves to #3 All-Time 13-14 Boy in 200 IM and #2 in 100 Free

2021 MARS LC TAGS

  • Wednesday, July 21st – Sunday, July 25th
  • AISD Natatorium, Arlington, TX
  • LCM (50m)
  • Psych Sheet
  • Results on Meet Mobile

The North Texas Nadadores’ Maximus Williamson moved up in the National Age Group rankings in two events on Day 2 of the 2021 Mars LC Tags meet. He went a 2:06.36 in the 200 IM, shattering his previous best time of 2:10.82 to become the third-fastest all-time 13-14 boy. He dropped over a second in the 100 free, taking over as the second-fastest 13-14-year-old in a time of 51.25.

Before the meet, Williamson was ranked 77th in the 200 IM. His time of 2:06.34 moved him up 74 spots, bumping Tim Connery out of the top 3 all-time 13-14-year-olds. Michael Andrew‘s 2:04.13 is the top in the age group, while Carter Lancaster‘s time of 2:06.10 from March remains second.

Only 25 minutes later, he got back on the block and claimed the 2nd rank all-time for 13-14 year-olds in the 100 free. He was previously ranked 12th in this event. His time of 51.25 overtakes Michael Andrew‘s time of 51.30 from 2014 and sits only 0.05 seconds behind Thomas Heilman.

With three days of swimming remaining, Williamson is entered to swim the 50, 200, and 400 free, and the 100 and 200 back.

Katy Aquatics’ Connor Jones won the 800 free on the first night of competition, after dropping 32.10 seconds from his entry time. He was entered in the meet as the 5th place seed but touch the wall first by 0.4 seconds. His time of 8:27.61 helped him crack the top 100 all-time 13-14 barrier, moving him to 49th.

10-year-old Drue Rogers of Lakeside Aquatic Club won the girls 200 IM with a comfortable lead. She dropped 3.12 seconds to go a 4:43.54, touching 2.8 seconds ahead of the next swimmer. She later finished second in the 50 back (35.82). On the boys’ side, Lincoln Montague of the Cypress Fairbanks Swim Club touched first in the 200 IM (2:39.54).

Dad Club Swim Team’s Alexander Thomas could not be caught in the 10&U 100 free. He took a second and a half off of his time to go a 1:05.79. He touched the wall 2.5 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher.

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96Swim
2 months ago

That 100 free is really impressive, especially 25 minutes after the IM. Anyone know if he has another shot at it leading off a relay?

Bobo Gigi
Reply to  96Swim
2 months ago

Yes. Very impressive. But why undermining his chances by swimming another event just before? Imagine what he could have swum without doing a 200 IM a few minutes before. Very likely under 51.
I will never understand that strategy. YOU MUST BE AS FRESH AS POSSIBLE FOR THE 100 FREE! Everyone is not named Caeleb Dressel who is an anomaly with a body of sprinter and a motor of marathonian and has the ability of swimming multiple races without being tired. I’ve never seen another sprinter able to do that on the men’s and women’s side. Hopefully Mr Williamson focuses on freestyle in the future.

Redhawk
Reply to  Bobo Gigi
2 months ago

It’s not as hard as you think when you’re a 14 year old boy. Many age groupers fill weekends with 9 individual events and drop big times in each race. Also – maybe he likes the 200 IM more? Just a thought. Could have served as a good warmup for him as well and hyped him up going into the 100 free. Not everyone is a 22 year old sprinter that gets tired after 100 yards.

VFL
Reply to  Redhawk
2 months ago

This.