Breaststroker Laramie Reed Verbally Commits to Western Illinois University

Photo Courtesy: Laramie Reed

NEW COMMIT: Laramie Reed of Springfield, Ohio, has given her verbal commitment to swim for Western Illinois University beginning in the 2018-2019 season. Reed is a senior at Springfield Northeastern High School. She swims for Ohio State Swim Club.

Reed’s best times are:

  • 50 Breast 32.15
  • 100 Breast 1:06.32
  • 200 Breast 2:25.34
  • 200 IM 2:07.54
  • 400 IM 4:37.00
  • 100 Fly 59.59
  • 100 Free 54.86

At last year’s Summit League Championships Reed would have been a 100 and 200 breaststroke B finalist. She also would have just missed the A final in the 200 IM.

She joins club teammates Julia St. JohnLauren CooperJason MathewsBenjamin KurigerHudson McDanielEddie MichaelRachel Peroniand Cecilia Moore in making verbal commitments.

Reed wrote of her decision,

“I could not be more excited to commit to Western Illinois University. I love the team atmosphere and how much effort the coaches put in to not only swimming, but making sure each swimmer is successful within academics. The campus, team, and professors made me feel like I was at home and that I could be successful in the pool as well as in the classroom studying agriculture. I can’t wait to be a Leatherneck!”