Shields and the Aquajets Triumph in Final Day of Lewisville Futures

Photo Courtesy: Aquajets

By Joe Buchanan, Swimming World College Intern.

The fourth day closed out the Lewisville Futures Championships with mixture of distance races and middle distance races. The Aquajets Swim Team took command winning four medals.

The women’s 100 freestyle kicked off the Sunday leg of the championships. Evelyn Bruner of the Alamo Area Aquatic Association took home the gold with a time of 57.63. In second, Alana Palmer of Lincoln Select Swimming finished in 58.05. Brooke West of Team Millennium took home her second medal of the championships with her time of 58.10.

Reilly Shields of the Chicago Wolfpack Aquatic Club placed first in the men’s 100 freestyle with a time of 52.13, making him one of only two swimmers to receive a medal every day of the championship. In an exciting finish, both Dalton Lowe of the Spring Swim Team and Stuart Hohm of the Springfield YMCA Swim Team finished in 52.24, leading to a tie for second place.

Jacob Furlong of the Chicago Wolfpack not only was the other swimmer to receive a medal every day of the championship, but he managed the incredible feat of being the only swimmer to receive a gold medal every day of the championship. Furlong took home his fourth gold after winning the men’s 800 freestyle with his time of 8:18.29. Jack Little of the Jets Aquatic Club returned to the podium with his time of 8:29.46. Matthew Hedman of the Edina Swim Club took third with his time of 8:30.33.

Patricia Van Law of Highlands Ranch Aquatics took first in the women’s 200 backstroke with her time of 2:17.26. Behind her in a tight race, Berit Quass of Dowling Catholic Riptide finished in a time of 2:20.64, just beating Alamo’s Rachel Rodriguez who finished in 2:20.82.

Anderson Breazeale of the Aquajets Swim Team took home his first medal in the men’s 200 backstroke with his time of 2:07.92. In second, Alex Wowk of the Waunakee Waves returned to the podium with his time of 2:08.86. Dylan McClain won the first medal of the championship for the Trident Aquatics Club with his time of 2:08.91.

The final distance event of the championship was the women’s 1500 freestyle. Sara McClendon of the Mansfield Aquatic Club finished in first with a time of 17:15.36. Clare Vetkoetter of Texas Ford Aquatics finished in 17:32.51. Coming in third, Abbey Taute brought the Chicago Wolfpack another medal with her time of 17:39.16.

Kaitlynn Wheeler of the Springfield YMCA took first in the women’s 200 IM with a time of 2:21.15. Madison Potter of the Aquajets took second with a time of 2:22.82. In third, LJ Fetzko of the Aspen Swim Club finished in 2:23.28.

The men’s 200 IM closed the Lewisville Swim Championships in a close race with Dolan Craine of the Aquajets finishing in 2:08.25. He beat Luke Davis of the American Energy Swim Club who finished in 2:08.51. In third, Hayden Zheng of the Aquajets finished in 2:09.62.

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Author: Joseph Buchanan

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Joe Buchanan is a student at the University of Northern Colorado. He grew up swimming in Colorado Springs. He is currently working towards his undergraduate degree in both Journalism and Political Science.

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