Los Alamos Charger Aquatics relay with Dax Hill. Courtesy photo
Sarah Lott, a junior at Los Alamos High School, was given an opportunity to compete in the Oklahoma Elite Pro-Am Swim meet Dec. 18-21 in Edmond.
Forty clubs from 20 states raced in this meet including teams from New York down to Florida over to Arizona and California. This competition was unique in that there were professional swimmers (vying for monetary rewards in each event) seeded with amateur athletes looking to better their times and possibly qualify to swim in the top heat during finals with the pros.
Lott qualified in the top-8 (“A” finals) in her 100, 200 and 500 Freestyle swims; and “B” finals in her 50 Free and 100 Fly events. She and her teammates also put in good performances with their relays taking 1st in both the 200 and 400 Free relays and placing 2nd in the 200 and 400 Medley relays. Overall, Charger Aquatics placed 5th – a good finish for an elite meet.
Lott’s top times/finishes:
- 50 Free – 24.59 (15th place)
- 100 Free – 51.90 (8th place)
- 200 Free – 1:52.21 (7th place)
- 500 Free – 5:04.86 (8th place)
- 100 Fly – 59.35 (16th place)
- 100 Back – 1:00.78 (Lead off for 400 Medley Relay)
Los Alamos swimmer Sarah Lott and Lara Jackson. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos swimmer Sarah Lott and Nathan Adrian. Courtesy photo
Megan Romano and Los Alamos swimmer Sarah Lott at end of 100 free swim. Courtesy photo