Futures Cut, Time Drops, and Big Texas Swimming. Oh my!

Stephanie Bates
Jul 15, 2019

Six of 12 qualifiers from EPAP traveled to Austin, TX for the four-day (July 11-14, 2019) Speedo Southern Sectionals meet at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swim Center! There were 80+ teams in attendance for this meet, including colleges and universities such as Tulane, TCU, UT @ Austin, Texas A&M, and UIW. It was a weekend full of fast swims, personal growth, and exploration of the city of Austin. Congratulations to all of our swimmers for their great performances at this meet! 

Mau Posadas brought the heat on Day 1 and got a Futures cut in the 100 Breaststroke in the prelims with a 1:08.29. He placed 3rdin the 15 & under age group and qualified for the “D” final where he dropped even more time to end the night with a 1:08.03! Danielle Gonzales qualified for finals in the Women’s 100 Breaststroke and the 200 Breaststroke and dropped a good chunk of time, while Mundo Gomez turned on the jets to drop time and qualify for finals in the 400 IM and the 200 IM. 

Speedo Sectional Participants – Finish (Time Drop)

Benji Arias (15)
200 Fly – 46th (-.97)
100 Fly – 52nd (-1.87)
400 Free Relay – 33rd (-2.79)
200 IM – 99th (3.36)
50 Free – 160th
400 Medley Relay – 30th

Alejandro Gallardo (17)
100 Breaststroke – 71st
100 Free – 158
200 Breaststroke – 83rd
400 Free Relay – 33rd (-2.79)
200 IM – 87th (-1.48)
400 Medley Relay – 30th

Anapaula Gomez (15)
200 Fly – 84th
200 Breaststroke – 84th

Mundo Gomez (16)
200 Fly – 47th
400 IM – 32nd [Finals] (-1.41)
400 Free – 68th (-1.47)
100 Fly – 111th (-1.49)
400 Free Relay – 33rd (-2.79)
200 IM – 39th [Finals] (-1.36)
400 Medley Relay – 30th

Danielle Gonzales
100 Breaststroke – 37th [Finals] (-1.16)
200 Breaststroke – 26th [Finals] (-2.30)
200 IM – 99th

Mau Posadas
100 Breaststroke – 27th [Finals] (-1.41)*

200 Breaststroke – 59th (-1.87)
100 Backstroke – 124th (-0.46)
400 Free Relay – 33rd (-2.79)
200 IM – 103rd
400 Medley Relay – 30th
*Futures cut!