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One in every of Texas’ High Sprinters, Jake Litchfield, Commits to TCU Horned Frogs

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Highschool senior, sprinter, and artist Jake Litchfield has dedicated to the TCU Horned Frogs. An All-American at Fulshear Excessive College close to Houston, Litchfield will journey north to TCU for the autumn of 2021.

Racing at Texas’ 5A State Championship meet final February as a junior, Litchfield completed 2nd within the 50 free in 20.60. That was the Fifth-best 50 free general throughout Texas’ two divisions of highschool swimming. It additionally ranked him 51st nationally on NISCA’s highschool All-America lists.

Litchfield additionally completed seventh within the 100 yard free on the 5A state meet in 46.83, although that wasn’t a greatest time for him – he’s been half-a-second higher.

Greatest Occasions in Yards:

  • 50 free – 20.60
  • 100 free – 46.33
  • 200 free – 1:46.94
  • 100 fly – 51.09

Litchfield has the potential to make an instantaneous influence for TCU within the 50 free, however has some work to do to develop his second and third occasions.

This season, TCU’s high 5 swimmers within the 50 free swam occasions between 20.19 and 20.60 on the crew’s mid-season Texas Corridor of Fame Invitational. Whereas mainly all of TCU’s dash group are underclassmen (non-seniors), he’s proper within the combine for the Horned Frogs to step into the 200 free relay instantly.

He’s already making progress in these secondary occasions. At Fulshear’s District Championship meet on Friday, the primary spherical of the three-round Texas highschool post-season, Litchfield gained the 50 free in 20.78 and the 100 free in 46.23 – a greatest time by a tenth of a second.

At that meet, he additionally break up 22.06 in a 50 fly on a 200 medley relay and 20.38 on a 200 free relay anchor.

He’s engaged on that third occasion as effectively – his greatest time of 51.09 within the 100 fly got here in December of 2020. Since quarantines have lifted, he’s dropped virtually a full second from his pre-pandemic better of 51.96.

Litchfield trains with the Houston Bridge Bats swim crew.

A two-time USA Swimming Tutorial All-American, Litchfield is a proficient artist who plans to main in graphic design. His objective is to turn out to be a comic book artist or animator after faculty. A few of his work is beneath:

 

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