14 & Under Long Course State Meet

Bob Young

This past weekend 25 Mako Aquatics 14 & under swimmers and their coaches traveled to the Rochester to participate in the 2019 14 & Under Long Course State Meet where our swimmers had an outstanding meet with many achieving new Zone and Junior National time standards. Results have been uploaded and can be found in My Results. 

Mako Aquatics 1st in the AA Division Overall, 1st in AA for Girls and Boys and was 5th Overall while Ellery Ottem (1st) and Evie Wood (3rd) were 13-14 Girls High Point winners and Sven Becker topped the 13-14 Boys.

State Champions

Sven Becker 400 IM, 200 IM, 100 Fly, 100 Back, 200 Back, 200 Free, 100 Free (7/7)

Rhian Neitzel 200 Breast (First Time Individual Champion)

Ellery Ottem 50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Free

13-14 Girls 400 Free Relay (Evie Wood, Rhian Neitzel, Sarah Parker, Ellery Ottem)

New Zone Qualifying

Nate Caswell 100 breast and 200 IM

Dane Dow 50 breast, 100 breast

Andrew Hanson 50 free, 100 free

Sarah Parker 50 free

New Futures Qualifying

Ellery Ottem 200 free

New Winter Junior National Qualifying

Ellery Ottem 100 Free

New Team Records:

11-12 800 Free Marykate Kolb 800 free (10:14.07L); 1500 free (19:30.84L)

13-14 Girls Ellery Ottem 50 free (27.42L), 100 free (58.17L), 200 free (2:06.54L)

13-14 Girls Evie Wood 50 back (31.73L), 400 IM (5:13.09L)

13-14 Boys Andrew Hanson 800 free (9:06.83J, 1500 (17:32.67L)

New Team Relay Records:


13-14 400 Free Relay (Evie Wood, Rhian Neitzel, Sarah Parker, Ellery Ottem)

13-14 400 Medley Relay (Lucy DuPont, Rhian Neitzel, Evie Wood, Ellery Ottem)


13-14 400 Free Relay (Taylor Matter, Andrew Hanson, Harvey Holmstadt, Sven Becker)

Good Luck to our Zone Swimmers that will be representing Team Minnesota this weekend at the 14&under Central Zone Meet in Fargo, ND; our Senior Champ Swimmers that will be competing this weekend at the University of Minnesota and our National Team that will be competing next week at the NCSA Junior Championships in Indianapolis, IN.

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