July 27, 2021

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College station sectionals champion Clare Vetkoetter verbally commits to Vanderbilt

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By Braden Keith on SwimSwam

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Rising high school senior Clare Vetkoetter, who in April was among the class of 2021’’ s leading uncommitted swimmers , has actually verbally dedicated to Vanderbilt. Mostly a range freestyler, Vetkoetter currently has times that will challenge Vanderbilt school records the minute she steps on school.

Vetkoetter’’ s Best Times in Yards:

.50 complimentary –– 24.72 100 totally free –– 53.30 200 complimentary –– 1:51.99 500 complimentary –– 4:54.39 1000 totally free –– 10:01.38 1650 complimentary –– 16:45.00 200 fly –– 2:02.76 200 IM –– 2:08.25 400 IM –– 4:25.33.

The school record in the 500 totally free is a 4:54.28 set by Saleh Peacock in 2017, while the school record in the 1000 totally free is a 10:03.68 done by Erika Deardorf in 2011.

At last season’’ s SEC Championship satisfy, Vanderbilt ended up 12th out of 12 groups, scoring 150 points from just relay scoring. That left then 267 points behind 11th location LSU. Vetkoetter isn’’ t rather at SEC scoring level in the 500 and 1650 totally free yet, however she is quickly much better than Vanderbilt’’ s finest swimmers last season in those occasions, and would have been their 2nd-best in the 200 totally free too (by.06 seconds).

Vetkoetter trains with Texas Ford Aquatics and goes to Wakeland High School in Frisco, Texas. In February, she won the females’’ s 1500 meter totally free at the College Station Sectionals satisfy. In the summer season of 2018, she was the Rochester Futures Championships runner-up in the exact same occasion.

After putting 6th in the 500 totally free at the Texas 5A (smaller sized schools) state champion fulfill as a freshman in 2018, she didn’’ t take part in either 2019 or 2020 champions.

Vetkoetter has 2019 Winter Juniors cuts in the 1000 and 1650 lawn releases, a 2019 Summer Juniors cut in the 800 complimentary (8:56.10), and a 2019 Winter United States Open cut in the 1500 complimentary (16:58.86). Those times leave her about 8 seconds and nearly 10 seconds far from receiving the 2021 United States Olympic Trials.

She signs up with a Vanderbilt recruiting class that consists of Mercedes Traba from Florida, Canadian Gray Almsai, and Californian Kailia Utley.

Of that group, beside Vetkoetter, Utley has the very best qualifications. She has actually been 53.6 in the 100 backyard fly and 2:00.0 in the 200 backyard fly. That time in the 100 fly would have scored specific points at last year’’ s SEC Championship satisfy.

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