State Records Abound as Southlake Men, Conroe Women Win Texas 6A State

Texas 6A State Championships

Southlake senior and Stanford-commit Jack Levant stole the show at the 2018 Texas 6A State Championships.

In the 200 free, Levant dropped a 1:33.57 to demolish the previous state record of 1:36.27. He was just off the national high school record of 1:33.06, set in early February by Trey Freeman. Levant went on to win the 500 by nearly 10 seconds, going 4:16.78 to narrowly down the previous state record of 4:16.90. He was well off the national record of 4:12.87, held by future Stanford teammate Grant Shoults. Levant also threw down a 43.51 leadoff split in the 400 free relay, where no other swimmer broke :45.

Check out his 200 free:

Conroe the Woodlands’ girls team of Lucie Nordmann, Caitlin Reynera, Lillie Nordmann, and Valerie Seldt won the 200 medley relay by nearly 3 seconds, thanks in part to Lucie Nordmanns 24.81 leadoff split (no other swimmer was under 26.67). The team split 24.81/29/54/23.85/22.67 for a new state record of 1:40.87.

In the girls’ 100 fly, Austin Westlake senior and Georgia-commit Dakota Luther took .11 off her own state record set last year, going 52.16. On the boys’ side, Belton senior and ASU-commit Noah Henry won in 47.07 — still a ways off of Joseph Schooling‘s 45.52 national record.

Watch Luther’s race below:

McKinney Boyd senior and Florida-commit Vanessa Pearl took down the 13-year-old state record in the 100 breast — previously held by Annie Chandler (now Grevers) — going 1:00.02. Midland senior and UT-commit Braden Vines won the boys’ race in 54.18, taking down the previous state record of 54.37, held by Chandler Bray.

Other event winners:

  • Boys 200 medley relay: Texas A&M-commit and Conroe senior Alberto Gomez dropped a 22.31 back split en route to his team’s 1:31.87 win.
  • Girls 200 free: Conroe’s Lucie Nordmann split 51.14/53.84 to scare the state record in a final time of 1:44.98.
  • Girls 200IM: McKinney Boyd’s  Vanessa Pearl won the race by nearly 3 seconds, splitting 25.64/29.59/33.34/28.63 for a 1:57.20.Boys 200IM: Kaloyan Bratanov, Katy, 1:45.23
  • Girls 50 free: Only .1 separated 1st through 3rd, but Houston Stratford’s Emma Stephenson prevailed in 23.04.
  • Boys 50 Free: Houston Stratford’s Clayton Bobo won handily, going 20.17.
  • Girls 100 free: Ella Collins of Austin Anderson was the only swimmer out under :24, splitting 23.99/25.77 for a final of 49.76.
  • Boys 100 free: Clayton Bobo took his race out in 21.05, bringing it home in 22.88 (only swimmer under :23) for a final of 43.93.
  • Girls 500 free: Montgomery’s Kaitlynn Sims led by nearly a second after the first 100, and went on to win by over 6 seconds in 4:44.51.
  • Girls 200 free relay: Austin Westlake’s Emma Wheal, Isabelle Guerra, Yasmina Buhl, and Morgan Johnson split 23.36./23/77/24.08/24.09 for the win in 1:35.30.
  • Boys 200 free relay: Southlake’s Jack Levant, Logan Davis, Landon Armstrong, and Landon Jensen split 20.29/20.59/20.90/21.80 for a finalof 1:23.58.
  • Girls 100 back: Lucie Nordmann trailed slightly after the first 50 (25.54), but closed in 27.04 to win in 52.58.
  • Boys 100 back: Allen’s Jason Park split 23.00/24.09 to come from slightly behind and take the win and 6A record in 47.09.
  • Girls 400 free relay: Conroe had the only girls under :50 in the field, with Lucie Nordmann leading off in 48.70 and Lillie Nordmann anchoring in 49.25 for the win in 3:22.99.
  • Boys 400 free relay: Southlake’s Jack Levant led off in 43.51 (only one other swimmer in the field was under :45), setting up his team for a first-place finish in 3:02.35.

Final Scores — Top 5 Women’s Teams

  1. Conroe The Woodlands – 253
  2. Southlake Carroll – 215
  3. Austin Westlake – 208
  4. Klein – 105
  5. (TIED) Katy Taylor/Kingwood – 88

Final Scores — Top 5 Men’s Teams

  1. Southlake Carroll – 247
  2. Conroe The Woodlands – 196
  3. Humble Kingwood – 186.5
  4. Houston Stratford – 115
  5. Klein – 114

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Boing Boing

47.09 100 breast??


Humble Kingwood girls tied Katy Taylor for 5th.

The Dressler

You copied my name wrong.


*the women’s team that won is Conroe The Woodlands, not Conroe high school
*Jason Park won 100 back
*Kingwood girls also tied for 5th place overall

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Torrey is from Oakland, CA, and majored in media studies and American studies at Claremont McKenna College, where she swam distance freestyle for the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps team. Outside of SwimSwam, she has bylines at Sports Illustrated, Yahoo Sports, SB Nation, and The Student Life newspaper.

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