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Highschool senior Madison Story from the Kachemak Swim Membership in Homer, Alaska, about 200 miles south of Anchorage, has dedicated to swim for the Utah Utes. She is anticipated to reach in Salt Lake Metropolis within the fall of 2021.
In November 2019, as a junior, Story received the Alaska Excessive Faculty State Championship within the 200 IM in 2:07.07 and completed 2nd within the 100 breaststroke in 1:03.57. She additionally led off Homer’s Third-place 200 free relay with a cut up of 24.72.
Whereas the 2020-2021 Alaska Excessive Faculty State Championship meet was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, there was an unofficial “Alaska State HS Membership Invitational meet” held as an alternative. At that meet, Story received those self same two occasions, together with with a finest time within the 200 IM of two:06.03.
She kicked off her 2020-2021 highschool swimming season by breaking the Homer Highschool data in each the 200 freestyle and 100 backstroke. Whereas neither is a major occasion for her, each had been finest instances.
Notably, her time of 59.05 within the 100 backstroke broke the old fashioned report that was set in 1992 by her mom Corise (Bittner) Story. Corise went on to swim collegiately on the College of San Diego earlier than returning to Homer. In truth, when Madison Story received her state title within the 200 IM, she grew to become her college’s first Alaska state championship in women swimming since her mother, who received three titles within the 100 again and one other within the 200 IM earlier than graduating in 1994.
Madison Story received that title after 2 years of accidents stunted her progress. Lastly wholesome once more, she dropped tons of time throughout her junior season, which has continued into restricted racing alternatives as a senior.
Madison Story’s Instances Development (Finest Time in BOLD)
Story hasn’t had an opportunity to swim a sanctioned 200 breaststroke within the new season, however with the progress she’s continued to make within the 200 IM, it’s possible that she’s able to sooner than her finest of two:27.51 in that race.
She is a sprinter who will be part of a group that almost all prominently excels in middle-distance races. Their prime performer ultimately 12 months’s Pac-12 Championships was freshman Charity Pittard, who scored 51 factors individually. She specializes within the 200 IM (2:00.43), 400 IM (4:17.99), and 200 breast (2:11.54) – so much like Story, however extra middle-distance centered.
The Utah girls completed seventh out of eight groups ultimately 12 months’s Pac-12 Championship meet. She is a part of an enormous Ute class that features Krystal Lieu, Molly Jacobson, Sydney Rogness, Anelise Hedges, Haily Payne, Maile Andresen, Norah Hay, Milla Ruthven, Sofia Carlson, and Anna Booker.
That class of 11 introduced athletes up to now is the second-straight massive class for Utah. The present freshman class has 12 athletes, whereas the remainder of the Utah roster has 22 athletes mixed.
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