Olympic Trials Qualifier Jasmine Margetts Commits To WSU

Jasmine Margetts, a senior at North Torrance High School in Torrance, California, has verbally committed to swim for Washington State University, for the 2015-2016 season.

Margetts represents Beach Cities Swimming and is highly versatile. She has already punched her ticket to the 2016 Olympic Trials in the 200 Fly and 400 I.M., while being close in several other events. As a junior, she placed second in the 100 Back and 200 I.M. at the 2014 Southern California Div. 2 High School Sectional Championships. This year, Margetts had a successful long course campaign, placing 51st in the 200 I.M., 83rd in the 100 Back, 103rd in the 100 Fly, 13th in the 400 I.M., 29th in the 200 Back, and 19th in the 200 Fly at Summer Junior Nationals. A week later, she placed 50th in the 400 I.M., 70th in the 200 Back, and 56th in the 200 Fly at Summer Nationals. Margetts has also run cross country for her high school, focusing more on helping the team rather than chasing individual goals.

A Few Of Her Best Times

(SCY/LCM)

100 Back: 56.57/1:05.27

200 Back: 2:01.45/2:17.17

100 Fly: 56.27/1:03.47

200 Fly: 2:02.09/2:14.58 (Olympic Trials Cut)

200 I.M.: 2:03.69/2:21.35

400 I.M.: 4:19.39/4:54.07 (Olympic Trials Cut)

She’s Had Her Best Season Yet

As a junior, Margetts has shown massive improvement. Her long course season was impressive, as she dropped eight seconds in the 400 I.M., four seconds in the 200 I.M., three seconds in the 200 Fly, two seconds in the 100 Fly, three seconds in the 200 Back, and two seconds in the 100 Back, to name a few. Her short course season showed improvement as well, as she dropped a second in the 100 Fly, three seconds in the 200 Back, a second in the 100 Back, and a second in the 200 I.M., among other events. Her progression shows that she is in top form heading into her senior season and that further improvement is likely.

Margetts will have an immediate impact on the Cougars. As a freshman, she would most likely score at the Pac 12 Championships in the 200 I.M. (B Final), 400 I.M. (B Final), and 200 Fly (B Final), especially if she can carry her long course form over to short course. Washington State may also need her in the 200 and 400 Medley Relay, as a back or fly option. Margetts is also versatile enough, with further development at WSU, to placed in the 800 Freestyle Relay, although she has not focused much on the 200 Free for the past few years. At the rate she is improving, Margetts could be on a whole new level, by the time she arrives in Pullman.

 

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Kalen Darling graduated from Whitworth University in 2011 with a degree in journalism and mass communication. He was also an NCAA Division III All-American, as part of Whitworth’s swimming program. After graduating, he took to competing in triathlon at the professional level. Eager to share his passion for swimming, he started …

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