KNOXVILLE, TN– This past weekend (July 19-23, 2018) over thirty Baylor Swim Club athletes competed at the Southeastern Swimming Long Course Championships. Over 800 athletes from the states of Tennessee, Alabama, and Florida competed at the Alan Jone Intercollegiate Aquatics Center and the UT Student Aquatics Center in Knoxville, TN. Leading the way for the Aqua Raiders were some outstanding performances from seventeen year old Addison Smith. Smith took the high point award for the senior girls age group with first place finishes in the 200 free (2:03.17), 400 free (4:21.59), 100 fly (1:02.68), and 400 IM (4:58.50). She also finished fourth overall in the 200 IM.
Several other senior girls also finished with some outstanding performances. Ellie Waldrep took Southeastern Championships in the 50 (29.65), the 100 backstroke (1:03.94), and 50 fly (27.99) events. Cecilia Porter also claimed first in the 100 breaststroke (1:12.97), and then raced to a second place finish 50 breaststroke (33.31). Teammate, Jewel Gordon also placed fourth in the 50 fly, and then claimed eighth in the 50 breaststroke. During Friday evening finals the Baylor Swim Club girls of Addison Smith, Ellie Waldrep, and Cecilia Porter combined to sweep all the of the senior girls individual events on that day. Jewel Gordon, Cecilia Porter, Addison Smith, and Ellie Waldrep will take to the pool again at the USA Swimming Futures Championships to be held Aug. 2-8 at the Triangle Aquatics Center in Cary, NC.
Complete Meet Results
Baylor Top 16 Finishers:
Noah Althoff (16th-200 BK); Caroline Curtis (15th-100 BR); Nate Farnham (15th-400 FR); Jewel Gordon (4th-50 FLY, 8th-50 BR, 16th-100 BR); Charlie Han (5th-800 FR, 7th-200 BR, 10th-100 BR, 12th-400 FR, 14th- 1500 FR, 13th-50 BR); KaraLin Hoover (9th-50 BR, 16th-100 BR); Margaret Anne Hudson (12th-50 BR, 13th-50 FLY, 15th-50 FLY); Cecilia Porter (1st-100 BR, 2nd-50 BR, 4th-200 BR, 11th-200 IM); Aidan Shaw (4th-50 FLY, 8th-100 FLY, 14th-200 FLY, 15th-50 BK); Aidan Sims (6th-800 FR, 10th- 1500 FR); Hunter Shaw (13th-50 FLY, 15th-100 FLY); Addison Smith (1st-400 FR, 100 FLY, 2nd-200 FR, 200 IM, 4th-400 IM); Daniel Snyder (14th-800 FR, 15th-1500 FR); Will Tippett (14th-50 BR); Ellie Waldrep (1st-50 BK, 100 BK, 50 FLY, 5th-100 FLY, 6th-200 BK)