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Highschool senior Anelise Hedges has introduced her dedication to the College of Utah. She is anticipated to start competitors for the Utes within the fall of 2021.
Hedges has raced on the Colorado Excessive College State Championship meet in every of her Three highschool seasons to this point, representing Arvada West Excessive College.
As a freshman, in Class 5A, the place the state’s largest colleges reside, she missed her greatest occasions, and scoring, in each the 100 breast and 200 IM.
However as a sophomore, after Arvada West was reclassified as a 4A faculty for women’ swimming, she dropped large time and moved shortly up the state rankings.
Progressions at Colorado HS State Meets:
|2018 – FR||2019 – SO||2020 – JR|
|100 breast||1:09.55 – 20th||2:07.51 – 4th||2:05.40 – 2nd|
|200 IM||2:14.18 – 21st||1:05.38 – sixth||1:04.57 – fifth|
Hedges’ two greatest occasions, the 200 breaststroke and 400 IM, aren’t on the highschool calendar. In each races, together with the 100 breast, she swam greatest occasions in early March throughout the nation on the Potomac Valley SC Senior Championships shortly earlier than coronavirus quarantines started closing down meets.
Greatest Occasions in Yards:
- 100 breast – 1:03.77
- 200 breast – 2:15.37
- 200 IM – 2:04.68
- 400 IM – 4:23.27
These occasions have proven an identical fast enchancment all through her highschool profession. As an Eighth-grader, her greatest time was 2:31.7 within the 200 breast, for instance. That dropped by 10 seconds to 2:21.eight as a freshman, one other few tenths as a sophomore to 2:21.0, and noticed one other large lurch ahead within the spring with an virtually 5-second drop to 2:15.3.
Within the 400 IM, she dropped virtually 9 seconds as a junior from 4:31.Zero to 4:23.2.
Utah, which completed seventh out o eight groups eventually yr’s Pac-12 Championships, had a good breaststroke group and a very robust IM group final season. Hedges’ lineup lays out very equally to Utah’s top-scoring swimmer from final yr’s Pac-12 Championship meet, then-freshman Charity Pittard.
Pittard completed 14th within the 200 IM, Eighth within the 400 IM, and 11th within the 200 breast on the Pac-12 Championship meet. She progressed particularly nicely within the 400 IM, dropping 2 seconds from her private greatest as a freshman at Utah.
Hedges trains year-round with the Jeffco Hurricanes in Colorado.
She joins a Utah class of 2021 that features Sydney Rogness, Haily Payne, Maile Andresen, Norah Hay, and Milla Ruthven. Ruthven, like Hedges, is from Colorado. They’ll be part of two different Colorado natives, Harper Lehman and Audrey Reimer, on the Utes’ roster within the 2021-2022 season.
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