Nitro Swim Team | Sectional Meet Recap

USA Sectionals in Houston the past 5 days was a highly successful meet for Nitro. Overall we placed 4th as a team out of 80 plus teams and it was a very strong showing considering it was not our full team ( we opted to either not swim or light schedule our Junior National and Junior Pan Pac swimmers due to the proximity of those meets). Our team quality and depth was excellent and we had a few Sectional firsts for Nitro including winning our first Sectionals Men’s relay ever in the 400 MR! Highlights below:

New Nitro Team records:

800 Free15/16 girls:Natalie Davis 9:12.51

400 im17/up boys:William Licon 4:28.60

400 Free15/16 girls:Natalie Davis 4:28.69

400 free17/up boys:Donnie Walker 4:02.45

100 fly15/16 boys: Mason Tenney 57.39

100 breast15/16 girls:Abby Artmann 1:13.60

200 im15/16 girls: Abby Artmann 2:21.09

800 FR Men: Donnie Walker, Nathan Howells, William Licon, and Daeton Davenport 7:44.70

400 FR Men:Eric Dirvin, Trent Jackson, William Licon, Matt Ellis 3:31.16

400 MR Men: Donnie Walker, William Licon, Matt Ellis, Trent Jackson 3:51.30


New USA National Cut: Abby Artmann 200 im2:21.09

New USA Junior National Cut: Nathan Howells 200 fly 2:05.12

Too many new NCSA cuts and top 16 scoring swims to list here which is a great problem so here are the:

A Finalists ( top 8 ) from Sectionals:

1st place– William Licon 200 and 400 im, Men’s 400 MR ( Donnie Walker, William Licon, Matt Ellis and Trent Jackson )

2nd place– Abby Artmann 200 im, Men’s 400 FR ( Eric Dirvin, Trent Jackson, William Licon, Matt Ellis )

3rd place– Sydney Tan 200 breast, Nathan Howells 200 fly, Donnie Walker 400 free, Matt Ellis 50 free, Men’s 800 FR ( Donnie Walker, Nathan Howells, William Licon, Daeton Davenport ), Women’s 400 MR ( Karli Hemstreet, Abby Artmann, Sydney Torabi and Abby Meyer )

5th place– Seth Timmons 800 free, Lauren Davis 200 back and 400 im, Women’s 400 FR ( Karling Hemstreet, Katie Cook, Bridget Boushka, and Abby Artmann )

6th place– Will Licon 100 back, Lauren Thompson 200 im, Daeton Davenport 1500 free

7th place– Daeton Davenport 400 free, Katie Cook 50 free, Seth Timmons 1500 free, Women’s 400 MR “B” ( Lauren Davis, Sydney Tan, Bridget Boushka, Rebekah Harvey )

8th place– Daeton Davenport 800 free, Sydney Torabi 200 fly, Women’s 800 FR ( Natalie Davis, Regan Barney, Bridget Boushka, Abby Artmann ) and Men’s 400 FR “B’ ( Mark Curley, Tate Jackson, Nathan Howells and Sutton Mayes )

Congratulations to the 50 Nitro swimmers who competed at the USA Southern Zone Sectionals…the fastest Sectional Meet of all the 8 meets in the country!. Thank you to all our families for your support on all levels!

Thank you to all our coaches who attended taking time away from their families to put in 15 hour days with the swimmers.

These coaches included Coach Todd Foley, Coach Doug Russell, Coach Eric Fehr and Coach Carlye Ellis

We now shift our focus to  USA Junior Nationals in Indianapolis next week.

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