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Patrick Waggoner of Mesa Aquatic Club in Mesa, Arizona, has announced his verbal commitment to swim for Biola University in the fall of 2019. Waggoner will best serve the Eagles in the 200 yard IM/free/fly as those are the events that his career-best times would score them the most points at the Pacific Collegiate Swim Conference Championship meet. His career-best times in those events would have been the fastest times on the team for the 2018-2019 season with his 200 yard butterfly time being faster than the current Biola school record and his 200 yard IM time .1 second off of it.
“As soon as I got to campus the coach, team, and community at Biola welcomed me. I am super excited to get to spend time training with Coach Kauth and the team. On my recruiting trip they made me feel like I was a part of their team already. Go Eagles!!”
At the 2019 Speedo Sectionals meet in Phoenix, Waggoner took 20th place in the 200-yard freestyle (1:42.94) and 26th place in the 200-yard butterfly and IM (1:54.75 and 1:55.69 respectively).
Best Times in Yards:
- 100 fly – 52.27
- 200 fly – 1:54.75
- 200 free – 1:42.71
- 500 free – 4:41.36
- 200 IM – 1:55.69
Waggoner will be joining a class of 2023 that is made up of many members like him; chocked full of 200 yard freestyle times in the low to mid 1:40s and 200-yard butterflys and IMs in the mid 1:50s. The list of recruits include Jonas Huckabay (1:43.36 200 free), Gabe Weber (1:43.16 200 free/1:56.21 200 fly), Alex Ness (1:42.55 200 free), Nathan Schwantes (1:54.90 200 fly/1:56.46 200 IM) and Tanner Smith (1:42.32 200 free/1:55.54 200 IM).
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