Aledo senior Elijah Sohn qualified for the finals in the boys’ 200- and 100-yard freestyle races during preliminary races at the Class 5A Swimming and Diving State Meet Friday morning at the Lee and Joe Jamal Texas Swimming Center in Austin.
The Top 8 times from preliminary races advance to the state finals on Saturday. Places 9-16 during preliminaries advance to Saturday’s consolation finals.
Sohn not only had the top time in the 200 freestyle race at 1:37.39, but also fell just two-tenths short of the state record. He also qualified for the 100 freestyle with the top time of 44.74.
Two Aledo girls and the AHS girls’ 200-yard freestyle relay team of Abby Morrison, Maddie Edwards, Hanah Terrell and Hannah Farmer also competed in preliminary races.
Freshman Ava Willis finished 20th in the girls’ 100-yard butterfly with a time of 1:00.21, and sophomore Maddie Edwards placed 20th with a time of 1:09.79.
The Swimcats girls’ 200 freestyle relay team placed seventh in their heat, but the team was ruled with a disqualification after the race.
Finals will begin Saturday at 9:30 a.m.
Elijah Sohn – 1st, boys’ 200 freestyle, 137:39
Ava Willis – 20th, girls’ 50 butterfly, 1:00.21
Elijah Sohn – 1st, boys’ 100 freestyle, 44.74
Girls 200 freestyle relay – DQ
Maddie Edwards – girls’ 100 breaststroke, 20th, 1:09.70
Aledo swimmer in finals
Elijah Sohn – boys 200-yard freestyle; boys’ 100-yard freestyle