Utah HS State Record-holder Alexander Turney (2022) Verbals to Texas

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Alexander Turney from Salt Lake City, Utah has announced his verbal commitment to the University of Texas for 2022-23.

“I’m proud to announce that I have verbally committed to swim and study at the University of Texas. Thank you to all my friends, family, and coaches who have supported me through my swimming career. Hook ‘em!🤠🤘”

A senior at Olympus High School, Turney is the Utah High School state record-holder in the 100 breast, a mark he set twice at the 2021 UHSAA 5A Swimming and Diving Championships. In prelims, he hit a 55.86 to down Nathan Bramhall’s 5A championship mark of 57.54 from 2013, as well as Tanner Nelson’s overall Utah high school record (56.34). In finals, he lowered his new mark to 55.60, winning the event by nearly half a body length. He also placed 2nd in the 100 fly (51.83), and swam fly (22.33) on the winning 200 medley relay, all of which helped Olympus retain their team title.

Turney has done most of his club swimming with Olympus Aquatics, but his family lived in Florida for much of the last year and he swam for Clearwater Aquatic Team over the summer. He won the 100/200 breast at Phoenix Sectionals in March, notching PBs in both events. A month later, he competed at St. George Sectionals and added new times in the 50 free, 100 fly, and 200 IM.

Best SCY Times:

  • 100 breast – 55.15
  • 200 breast – 2:02.41
  • 100 fly – 51.50
  • 50 free – 21.74
  • 200 IM – 1:56.37

Turney will join the Longhorns in the class of 2026 with fellow verbal commits Alec Filipovic, Charlie Crosby, Holden Smith, Manning Haskal, Ryan Branon, and Spencer Aurnou-Rhees.

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yardfan
10 months ago

Hook’em !!

Austinpoolboy
10 months ago

Eddie stock piling developmental talent.

Some say even Will Licon wasn’t crazy fast or highly recruited at the time he was recruited, but really blossomed his last year in high school and of course in college. Who would have guessed how fast Licon would go in 200 IM and 100 breast scy?

I have a soft spot for the late bloomers.

Michael Andrew Wilson
Reply to  Austinpoolboy
10 months ago

What’s up with the downvotes to this? I guess y’all don’t remember Shaun Jordan, either, among others?

Admin
Reply to  Austinpoolboy
10 months ago

Will Licon was already on the Junior National Team, had won a Winter Junior title, and was 19th in the 200 breast at the Olympic Trials before he committed to Texas.

Jeff Hammond
Reply to  Braden Keith
10 months ago

Spoken like the eternal Aggie you are

Admin
Reply to  Jeff Hammond
10 months ago

I don’t get it.

Jeff Hammond
Reply to  Braden Keith
10 months ago

Don’t get this wrong, I appreciate you and what you’ve done with swimswam. I’m grateful to wake up to it everyday. What I was objecting to was your response to the idea that maybe young Turney could have as big a drop asWill did. On multiple occasions Ive seen you pull out the same trope complete with stats about how in actuality, Licon was already great before he got to Texas. You seem to relish pointing this out. All I would say is that there is a massive difference between finishing 19th at trials and being one of a handful who have won 4 different events at nc’s. That is a remarkable drop..why not wish that for young Turney here.… Read more »

Admin
Reply to  Jeff Hammond
10 months ago

That’s what you got out of that comment?

Wow, that’s a big takeaway from a series of 3 facts. I wasn’t commenting as an Aggie, I was commenting as “the guy who wrote his original commitment article.”

Boomer
Reply to  Braden Keith
10 months ago

Come on Braden, you’ve spent enough time on the 40 acres to know how this goes. They’re so used to the insular cult that they don’t know how to process when they feel like they’ve been slighted. Hell, you said a POSITIVE thing about a Texas swimmer, and they still found a reason to get mad.

Aggie jokes in Austin are like a madlib. Blank blank blank, blank blank blank, blank “aggie,” blank blank. As long as the word aggie is in there they all laugh even if it doesn’t make sense.

Jeff Hammond
Reply to  Boomer
10 months ago

Not a longhorn or part of an insular cult. UCSB grad and fan. Just pointing Braden’s occasional myopia. And yes Licon’s drops from hs to senior year at Texas were plenty nasty: 5 seconds in 100 breast; 7 seconds in 2im.

Chad
10 months ago

Unless he’s like a 1:10 backstroker, I’d say he’s due for a big 200 IM drop too.

Stan Crump
10 months ago

Congrats Alex! Gonna be a little different than Oly.

Michael Andrew Wilson
10 months ago

Nice pickup but I’m gonna say he did not swim 22.33 on the *breaststroke* leg of the MR 😂😳

612
Reply to  Michael Andrew Wilson
10 months ago

Correct. Meet Mobile shows that he swam butterfly leg of the relay.

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