Minnesota Reels In Verbal Commitment from Fast-Rising Evan Yoder

Evan Yoder, a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American from Lawrence Free State High School in Lawrence, Kansas, has verbally committed to the University of Minnesota for 2017-18. Yoder swims year-round for Lawrence Aquahawks, where he specializes in breaststroke and IM. He will be joining his teammate Jordan Portela in the Golden Gophers’ class of 2021.

Yoder represented Lawrence Free State at the 2016 Kansas Boys 6A State Championships, where he placed 2nd in the 200 IM and 6th in the 100 breast. The previous year he had been 9th and 8th in those respective events at the 5-1A State Meet. Yoder has come a long way since his freshman season, dropping 20 seconds per 50 in his breaststrokes, culminating in achieving a Winter Juniors cut in the 200 breast this summer. He has been equally as impressive in his IM progression.

Below are his LCM/SCY times, from the summer preceding each school year, through to the spring:

Freshman year Sophomore year Junior year Senior year
200 breast 3:11.54/2:23.48 2:32.28/2:10.86 2:28.85/2:09.04 2:22.85/
100 breast 1:27.33/1:17.09 1:12.49/1:01.26 1:10.29/1:00.24 1:08.33/
200 IM 2:49.64/2:21.24 2:24.73/2:01.46 2:20.63/1:57.43 2:13.31/
400 IM NT/4:46.86 5:23.03/4:20.63 4:59.37/4:14.58 .

 

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Anne Lepesant is the mother of four teenage daughters, all of whom swim. With an undergraduate degree from Princeton (where she was an all-Ivy tennis player) and an MBA from INSEAD she worked for many years in the financial industry, both in France and the U.S. Anne is currently a …

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