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Following his stellar performance at the 2019 Lakeside Aquatic Club Fall Classic, Alex Sanchez announced his verbal commitment to Texas A&M University for 2020-21.
“I am thrilled to announce my verbal commitment to Texas A&M University. A&M is such an amazing place where the team and staff are all like family. I am looking forward to continuing my academic and swimming career with the Aggies! Thank you to my friends and family and my coaches for all of the support they’ve given me. Gig’em!”
The 17-year-old from Plano Senior High School and Metroplex Aquatics won the 200 breast by nearly 7 seconds, won the 200 IM, and finished 5th in the 100 free. In doing so, he dropped 3.4 seconds in the 200 IM and 2.6 seconds in the 200 breast. This summer he competed at Speedo Junior Nationals in the 100 breast, 200 breast, and 100 fly. He earned PBs in all three events, as well as the 200 IM in time trials. His time drops were impressive: 200m IM – 2:07.11 (-8.1 seconds); 200m breast – 2:22.11 (-3.6 seconds); 100m breast – 1:04.71 (-14.2 seconds); and 100 fly – 55.69 (-2.5 seconds).
Sanchez is close to scoring range for A&M at the SEC level. It took 54.08/1:58.15 in the breaststroke events and 1:46.47 in the 200 IM to get a second swim at the 2019 conference meet. He will join Collin Fuchs, David Oderinde, Elijah Sohn, Jerard Jacinto, and Vincent Ribeiro in the class of 2024.
Top SCY times:
- 200 IM – 1:50.70
- 100 breast – 56.00
- 200 breast – 1:59.71
- 100 fly – 49.08
- 100 back – 51.45
- 100 free – 46.63
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