Lauren Pitzer Stuns in 2015 Texas 6A High School State Championships

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By Taylor Brien, Swimming World College Intern

AUSTIN—Lauren Pitzer claimed two wins during todays final session of the Texas 6A High School State Championships.

On the girls side it was Austin Westlake who took first with 221 points. Humble Kingwood claimed second with 195 points, while Keller was third with 148.

The morning started off quick with another astounding swim from the Austin Westlake 200 medley relay team of Victoria Edwards (25.32), Catriona MacGregor (30.21), Dakota Luther (24.51) and Margaret Taylor (23.68) clocking a 1:43.72

Lauren Pitzer of Keller Timber Creek delivered a pair of wins in the 200 free (1:46.18) and 100 free (48.72). Pitzer’s 100 time of 48.72 was just shy of the Texas state and 6A record of 48.53.

Humble Kingwood’s Alexandra Lupton delivered another stunning performance in the 50 free. The senior missed her new state and 6A record of 22.73 by .01 to grab first. Jordan Wheeler of Humble Atascocita claimed second with a 23.10 and Dallas Highland Park’s Kate Boyer was third in 23.30.

The 200 free relay teams of Humble Kingwood and Humble Atascocita thundered to a close finish but it was Humble Kingwood that won out in the end. Humble Kingwood’s Alejandra Shimel (24.68), Emily Bocock (24.31), Kelsey Opiela (24.19) and Alexandra Lupton (21.99) time of 1:35.17 edged out Humble Atascocita’s Jordan Wheeler (23.13), Bethany Petersen (24.33), Rachel hicks (24.41) and Sarah Wehrmeister’s (23.37) finish of 1:35.24.

Austin Westlake’s Victoria Edwards and Conroe The Woodland’s Lucie Nordmann battled it out in the 100 back. Nordmann won the race with a 53.38 while Edwards delivered a 53.95.

Victoria Roubique of Houstin Cyp. Ranch managed to out swim the competition in the girls 100 breast. Roubique won the event with a 1:03.18, just .11 ahead of Marian Yurchishin of Northside Health Careers. Midland’s Kile Carriger rounded out the top three with 1:03.97.

The 400 free relay proved to be another close race as Austin Westlake and Keller battled for the top finishing position. The relay team of Dakota Luther (52.00), Victoria Edwards (50.87), Ilse Adame (52.34) and Catriona MacGregor (52.03) from Austin Westlake posted first with a 3:27.24. Keller’s Audrey McMurry (51.70), Megan Hanson (52.69), Ashley Ward (51.70) and Abigail Andrusin (51.34) were second with a 3:27.43.

On the boys side it was Soutlake Carroll who took first with 214 points. Katy Cinco Ranch was second with 164, and Klein grabbed third with 126.

Luke Mankus of Keller dashed to first in the 50 free with a time of 20.43. Fort Bend Clement’s Jonathan Drewes finished close behind with a 20.51 to claim second, while Adam Koster touched in 20.56 to round out the top three.

Senior Mason Tenney from Austin Lake Travis claimed gold in the 100 fly with a 48.56. William Steele of Katy Seven Lakes was close behind with a finish of 49.00. Keller’s Luke Mankus grabbed third with a 49.36.

It was a race to the finish in the 500 free with Carson Klein of Southlake Carroll and Zachary Yeadon of San Antonio Reagan neck and neck for most of the race. In the end it was Klein who won out with a 4:26.50 while Yeadon took second in 4:26.60.

The 200 free relay team of Harry Sale (20.91), Robert Slaughter (20.31), Elijah Hoenshel (21.09) and Eric Akins (20.98) of Klein took first in 1:23.39. Fort Bend Clements relay team of Colin Crow (21.21), Alex Nork (20.91), Colin Walton (21.44) and Jonathan Drewes (20.03) finished second in 1:23.59.

2015 Texas High School State 6A Championships, Live Results – Results

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Bill Bell
7 years ago

At Junior Nationals last December Pitzer clocked prs of 1:45.72 (200) and 4:42.80 (500).

Not too shabby ‘tall!