SMU Adds Summer Juniors Qualifier Sage Sungail for 2022-23

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Sage Sungail, a senior at Lake Brantley High School in Altamonte Springs, Florida, will swim for Southern Methodist University in the class of 2026.

“I’m greatly honored and humbled to announce my verbal commitment to Southern Methodist University. I cannot wait to continue my academic and swimming career. I’d like to thank the support my family, teammates, and all of my coaches who made this possible. Go ponies 🐎”

Sungail is a talented free/fly specialist. He swims year-round with Patriot Aquatics and is a Summer Juniors qualifier in the 200/500 free, a Winter US Open qualifier in the 50 free, and a Winter Juniors qualifier in the 100 free. In LCM, he has also qualified for Summer Juniors in the 200 fly and Winter Juniors in the 100 fly.

At the 2021 FHSAA Class 4A State Swimming and Diving Championships last November, Sungail wrapped up his senior season with a second-place finish in the 100 free (44.46) and a third in the 200 free (1:38.82). He also anchored the winning 200 medley relay (19.80) and the fourth-place 400 free relay (44.19). In club swimming, he improved his lifetime bests in the 50/200 free and 50/100 back at the Florida Swimming Senior Championships in March, winning the 50 free (20.17) and 200 free (1:37.87) and placing second in the 100 free (44.83).

Best SCY times:

  • 50 free – 20.17
  • 100 free – 44.46
  • 200 free – 1:37.87
  • 500 free – 4:27.82
  • 100 fly – 49.99
  • 100 back – 51.10

Sungail will join the Mustangs with future class of 2026 teammates Christian Bouchillon, Jack Forrest, and Ryan Nordheim.

While the AAC will expand to nine teams for the women’s championship in 2022-23, the men’s meet consists of only SMU and Cincinnati. SMU won by 179 points last season. Sungail’s best times would have placed him in the A finals of the 50/100/200 free and 100 fly. He will join a freestyle training group with Tyler Mansheim, Pierce Thionville, Justin Baker, Cole Bruns, Lance Butler, Riley Hill, and Charlie Kaye.

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chud
5 months ago

smu is back!!!!!

Blake pierogi
Reply to  chud
5 months ago

Never gone

Lisa Hyde
5 months ago

Congratulations Sage!!

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