Rausch Hits 1:45.9, Jett Posts 1:36.0 in 200 Free at Lewisville Winter Champs

Karl Ortegon
by Karl Ortegon 3

December 11th, 2020 Club, College, News

2020 U.S. WINTER CHAMPIONSHIPS – NORTH TEXAS SITE

  • December 11-13, 2020
  • Lewisville, TX
  • Results on Meet Mobile: ’20 NT LAC ARENA Winter Championships’

At the Lewisville site of the virtual U.S. Winter Junior Championships, Friday’s finals session was kicked off with a huge 200 free.

First, in the girls’ 200 free, Austin Swim Club’s Malia Rausch charged to the win at 1:45.96, her teammate Rylie Lopez behind her at 1:47.44. That’s a massive swim for both women; Rausch came into this weekend with a best of 1:47.66, which she snapped this morning in prelims (1:47.45).

Tonight, Rausch split 51.3/54.5 en route to her 1:45.96, the Ohio State ’25 commit’s first time under 1:46 as well as her first time under 1:47. Lopez, meanwhile, dropped over a second from her old PR.

Later on, in the 400 IM, Rausch returned to clock another PR. This time it was in the 400 IM, and she posted a 4:14.33 to lop over three seconds from her old best. RACE’s Laci Black was 4:17.99 for second, followed by Texas Ford’s Joelle Reddin (4:18.61) and North Texas Nadadores’ Corbyn Cormack (4:18.80). Reddin and Cormack broke 4:20 for the first time ever.

On the boys’ side, Clovis Swim Club’s Gabriel Jett went a lifetime best 1:36.04 in the 200 free, a one-second drop from his prelims time of 1:37.03. Jett, a Cal ’25 commit, came into this weekend with a 1:38.19, so he, like Rausch, has decimated his old best. Lakeside Aquatic Club 15-year-old Cooper Lucas had a strong swim for second, going 1:37.52 to edge Nitro’s Corby Furrer (1:37.67) as both hit bests.

Lucas was back in the 400 IM to claim a win, knocking over three seconds off of his old best to touch at 3:49.88 ahead of Woodlands Swim Team 16-year-old Roberto Bonilla Flores (3:51.10). With that swim, Lucas moves to 26th all-time in the 15-16 age group.

Seven competitors went under 49 seconds in the boys’ 100 fly, led by two under 48: Blue Tide Aquatics’ Garret Green (47.89) and Lakeside’s Conor McKenna (47.93). Green went a lifetime best by about eight tenths, while McKenna shaved over two tenths off his old best.

OTHER NOTABLES

  • Clovis Swim Club’s Mackenzie Miller, 16, won the girls’ 100 breast in a lifetime best 1:02.40. She edged out Elite Swim Program’s Lindsey Hosch (1:02.53) and Austin Swim Club’s Kyla Foxhoven (1:03.06).
  • Metroplex 16-year-old Zhier Fan won the boys’ 100 breast in 54.68, just ahead of Austin Swim Club’s Adam Fusti-Molnar (54.75).
  • Cory Shanks, a Tennessee ’25 commit and South Shore Sails swimmer, was the top finisher in the girls’ 100 fly. The only swimmer under 54, she clocked a new best time of 53.74, just ahead of Western Hills Aquatic Club swimmer and Duke ’25 commit KyAnh Truong (54.20).

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TXSwim
5 months ago

Corbyn Cormack swims for NTN

Texas Swimmer
5 months ago

Impressive swims

PsychoDad
5 months ago

Nitro’s Corby Furrer works with Dax Hill to improve technique and it shows. PsychoSon’s first ever breaststroke lesson was when he was 8, with Dax Hill. He worked with Dax this year too. At this meet, today, PsychoSon did 55.70 in 100 breast. If you live in Austin area, call Dax and ask for help.

About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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