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School Station Sectionals Champion Clare Vetkoetter Commits to Vanderbilt


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Rising highschool senior Clare Vetkoetter, who in April was one of the class of 2021’s top uncommitted swimmers, has verbally dedicated to Vanderbilt. Primarily a distance freestyler, Vetkoetter already has occasions that may problem Vanderbilt faculty information the second she steps on campus.

Vetkoetter’s Finest Instances in Yards:

  • 50 free – 24.72
  • 100 free – 53.30
  • 200 free – 1:51.99
  • 500 free – 4:54.39
  • 1000 free – 10:01.38
  • 1650 free – 16:45.00
  • 200 fly – 2:02.76
  • 200 IM – 2:08.25
  • 400 IM – 4:25.33

The college report within the 500 free is a 4:54.28 set by Saleh Peacock in 2017, whereas the varsity report within the 1000 free is a 10:03.68 accomplished by Erika Deardorf in 2011.

Finally season’s SEC Championship meet, Vanderbilt completed 12th out of 12 groups, scoring 150 factors from solely relay scoring. That left then 267 factors behind 11th place LSU. Vetkoetter isn’t fairly at SEC scoring degree within the 500 and 1650 free but, however she is well higher than Vanderbilt’s greatest swimmers final season in these occasions, and would have been their 2nd-best within the 200 free as properly (by .06 seconds).

Vetkoetter trains with Texas Ford Aquatics and attends Wakeland Excessive College in Frisco, Texas. In February, she gained the ladies’s 1500 meter free on the School Station Sectionals meet. In the summertime of 2018, she was the Rochester Futures Championships runner-up in the identical occasion.

After putting sixth within the 500 free on the Texas 5A (smaller colleges) state championship meet as a freshman in 2018, she didn’t take part in both 2019 or 2020 championships.

Vetkoetter has 2019 Winter Juniors cuts within the 1000 and 1650 yard frees, a 2019 Summer season Juniors minimize within the 800 free (8:56.10), and a 2019 Winter US Open minimize within the 1500 free (16:58.86). These occasions depart her about Eight seconds and virtually 10 seconds away from qualifying for the 2021 US Olympic Trials.

She joins a Vanderbilt recruiting class that features Mercedes Traba from Florida, Canadian Grey Almsai, and Californian Kailia Utley.

Of that group, subsequent to Vetkoetter, Utley has the most effective credentials. She has been 53.6 within the 100 yard fly and a couple of:00.zero within the 200 yard fly. That point within the 100 fly would have scored particular person factors ultimately 12 months’s SEC Championship meet.

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