It’s an SEC-heavy start to our men’s NCAA swimming recruiting class ranks, including some deep sprint classes and one elite international butterflyer.
Interestingly, Alex Walsh’s new State Record broke the former mark held by her younger sister. Gretchen’s old record was a 51.57 from last season’s TISCA.
The Walsh sisters got off to a fast start. In the 200 medley relay, Alex popped a 26.57 breast split, while Gretchen anchored in 21.20.
Gretchen Walsh has switched to the 50 and 100 frees to chase national high school records. Baylor looks to repeat 2019’s massive upset of Harpeth Hall.
Greater Philadelphia distance freestyler Jake Narvid has verbally committed to Tennessee for 2020-21.
TNAQ’s Thomas Horne has announced his verbal commitment to the hometown University of Tennessee Volunteers for the fall of 2020.
Rafael Ponce de León, a Peruvian native who attends The Bolles School, has verbally committed to swim for the University of Tennessee in the fall of 2020.
McCallie School and McCallie / GPS Aquatics freestyler Will Jackson has verbally committed to Tennessee for 2020-21.
Gretchen Walsh moved to #6 in the 15-16 age group rankings with her time in the 100 back, and she dropped another sub-22 split on a relay.
Alex Walsh was one of 3 state record breakers for Harpeth Hall on day 1 of the Tennessee State Championship meet, but that wasn’t enough to hold a points lead over a deep Baylor School team.
The 2019 Tennessee High School State meet this weekend promises fast swimming from some of the nation’s top high schoolers, including a juggernaut of a girls squad from Harpeth Hall.