Javier Quinones of Papillion-La Vista High School and Greater Omaha Aquatics (GOAL) in Omaha, Nebraska has committed to the University of South Dakota for 2018-19. Also committed to the Coyotes’ class of 2022 is Charlie Bean.
“It was a very hard choice, but I chose USD because of their excellent coaching staff, excellent facilities, and the wonderful opportunity to pursue my degree choice. USD also gives me the amazing opportunity to further my swimming at the D1 level. I’m thankful to everyone that helped me get here. I’m extremely thankful to my family for always helping me pursue my dream.”
Quinones wrapped up his high school career in February with a pair of third-place finishes in the 50 free (21.38) and 100 free (47.53) at the 2018 NSAA High School State Championships. He also anchored the runner-up 200 medley relay (20.80) and led off the 5th-place 400 free relay (48.52), helping head coach Nick Baker’s Monarchs achieve a sixth-place team finish.
Quinones swims year-round for Greater Omaha Aquatics Leopardsharks. Since high school season ended he has achieved PBs in the 50/100/200 free, 100 back, 50/100 breast, 50/100 fly, and 200 IM. At Columbia Sectionals he finaled in the 50 free (23rd), 100 free (20th), and 100 breast (28th), and improved his times in the 50/100 free, 50/100 breast, and 50 fly. At the 2018 MW Midwestern Short Course Championship, he finished 5th in the 200 breast and 200 IM, 6th in the 100 fly, 7th in the 200 free, and 9th in the 100 back, picking up new PBs in the 200 free, 100 back, 100 fly, and 200 IM.
Top SCY times:
- 50 free – 21.36
- 100 free – 47.38
- 100 breast – 59.09
- 200 breast – 2:12.96
- 50 fly – 23.92
- 100 fly – 53.09
- 200 IM – 1:58.98
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