Districts from around the state are setting up for some fast racing this week. If you have had the chance to read our list of 1A female swimmers to watch, make sure you check out this list of male swimmers in class 1A.
A senior out of Episcopal School of Jacksonville, Crane became state champion in the 50 freestyle at last year’s state meet. He was also state runner up to then-senior Ariel Spektor in the 100 butterfly. On top of this, Crane helped his team to a seventh-place finish in both the 200 freestyle relay and the 400 freestyle relay. He has committed to further his academic and swimming careers at top-ten ranked University of Texas next fall.
Last year, Uttley brought home a state title in the 100 freestyle and a fifth-place finish in the 200 freestyle. He also contributed to Trinity Prep’s state titles in the 200 freestyle relay and 400 freestyle relay. Only being a Junior this year, Uttley has two more high school championship series to grab even more gold medals for Trinity.
Being the breaststroke and stroke specialist of the group, Degrado placed second in the 100 breaststroke to then-senior Izaak Bastian and third in 200 individual medley to seniors Ariel Spektor and Patrick Groters. Having nearly two seconds between Degrado and the next-best finisher in both these events, we will have to wait and see who steps up to race him this year, provided that Degrado opts for the same events. Degrado also helped Bolles School to a state title in the 200 medley relay. With Crane, Degrado has committed to University of Texas.
Jan Collazo Torres
Torres is a sprint freestyler out of Trinity prep. At last year’s states, Torres competed individually in the 100 freestyle and 50 freestyle where he placed second and fifth, respectively. He also swam alongside teammate Uttley to help Trinity Prep to their state titles in the 200 freestyle relay and 400 freestyle relay.
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By Ryley Ober