Local swimmers compete in San Antonio invitational

From BCHS Swimming
BCHS Swimmer Keegan Spencer is shown in his freestyle competition at the USA Swimming’s Southern Zone meet last weekend.

   Two local athletes swam in the George Block Invitational in San Antonio last weekend.
   Nearly 600 swimmers from seven teams in USA Swimming’s Southern Zone raced in the prelim/final meet.
   AAAA (San Antonio), BTA (Houston), COM (Midland), FINS (Baton Rouge), RACE (Dallas), ShAC (Houston), & WWAC (San Antonio).
   Top eight finishers in morning prelim sessions competed in finals. Competition course was 50m, all distances in meters.
   Competing for ShAC were Oliver Spencer (14) and Keegan Spencer (12), both of Bay City.
   Their top eight finishes:
   Oliver Spencer (13/14 Boys)
   50 freestyle – 1st – :25.70
   100 freestyle – 1st – :55.88
   200 freestyle – 1st – 2:04.68
   100 backstroke – 6th – 1:10.08
   200 backstroke – 7th – 2:34.15
   100 butterfly – 8th – 1:06.60
   100 breaststroke – 8th – 1:20.05
   200 individual medley – 8th – 2:28.26
   Keegan Spencer (11/12 Boys)
   1500 freestyle – 2nd – 22:29.59
   400 freestyle – 3rd – 5:41.50
   200 freestyle – 4th – 2:35.72
   200 breaststroke – 6th – 3:47.16
   50 freestyle – 8th – :32.08
   Team scores included:
   Men – RACE (552), AAAA (515.5), and ShAC (386)
   Women – AAAA (767.5), ShAC (372) and RACE (291)
   Bob Button Notes
   Keegan had some great swims, especially in the 200 free.  
   He barely qualified for finals, but surprised everyone with a seven second drop to move up to fourth place.  
   He also swam a very solid mile (1500 free), an event he may learn to love.
   We expected Oliver to do well in the freestyle events, and he sure did.  
   He also had excellent swims in his off events, meaning he made finals in all eight of his events.  
   It takes a pretty fit individual to push through those 16 races in three days, but he’s been putting in the work this spring and summer.
   Our next two meets are at Texas A&M (July 8 – 11) and Cypress-Fairbanks (July 16 – 18).

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