Maximus Williamson Swims 1:42.17 200 IM at Texas High School Champs

Maximus Williamson -- Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Maximus Williamson Swims 1:42.17 200 IM at Texas High School Champs

In his latest effort in a championship competition, Maximus Williamson put a scare into a national high school record in the 200 IM. A sophomore at Keller High School swam a time of 1:42.17 Saturday at the Texas 6A state meet, which came in less than a second off David Nolan’s legendary national record of 1:41.39 established in 2011.

Williamson was just off his lifetime best of 1:42.07 set at Junior Nationals West in December, a time which beat what had been the 15-16 National Age Group record entering the day, but he won the race by almost three seconds. Later on, Williamson won convincingly in the 100 backstroke with a time of 47.24, a bit off the 46.90 he swam in the event at Junior Nationals.

He was also a part of two impressive relay efforts for Keller. In the 200 medley relay, Williamson led off in 22.46, and he joined with Branden BeladiRiccardo Osio and River Paulk to finish second overall, just behind the 1:29.81 that Conroe The Woodlands swam for the win. Finally, the team of Williamson, Cooper LucasMaxwell Stanislaus and Collin Quickstad won the 400 freestyle relay by more than three seconds, with Williamson leading off in 42.75. His best time is 42.49, which ranks second in the 15-16 age group in U.S. history.

Williamson’s efforts helped Keller secure the overall boys’ championship with 260 points, with Conroe The Woodlands finishing second with 238.


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