Alex was featured on the picture for one of the updates from Conf USA. You can tell it is her as you can see the “C” on her arm. She swam with “JC” on her arm every meet of the season to honor her friend and swimmer Jose Cerda who we lost a little over a year ago.  Unfortunately, she was not able to do the same at Conf USA due to rules against marking on the arm.

Yesterday, was the final day of Conference USA Swimming and Diving Championships.  Alex swam the 100 Free in Prelims.  She swam a 53.61.  That was a season best, but fell short of her goal (52 – 51) and lifetime best (52.70).  Still it was the fastest Marshall time and she finished 21st over all. 

She swam in Finals as part of the 400 Free Relay.  She swam the 2nd leg in a 53.41.  She had the fastest split of all Marshall swimmers. They finished 4th after two other relays were DQ’d. 

One interesting note was they had timing pads on the blocks, so they were recording reaction times (how fast the swimmer gets off the blocks).  Alex had the 2nd fastest reaction time of all swimmers across all the teams competing in the 400 Free Relay.  in fact her reaction time off blocks was always one of the fastest for each of her events.

So now it is time to head home from Alex’s 1st every conference championship meet in her college career.  While she didn’t attain all her goals, she swam well overall. 

Link to final update on Herd Zone: CLICK HERE


The girls watching the dive portion of the competition.

Alex swam the 100 Back in Prelims.  She swam a 58.82, which was a season best.  It was not her PB though as she went 58.20 last year during high school champs.  She finished 17th overall… 1st alternate for Finals!  So close, but yet so far from making it to Finals.  Still that time makes her the 3rd fastest back stroke swimmer in Marshall history.

Alex, also, swam on the 200 Free Relay in finals.  She swam the 2nd leg and recorded a 23.73 split a season and lifetime best swim for her.  Her first sub-24 second swim in the 50 Free (relay or individual swim).  That was the fastest time of the Marshall swimmers on the relay. The relay finished 6th out of 6, but they were missing a couple faster sprinters.  All in all the team did well and finished the day 5th in overall score.



Alex had her first competition today.  She swam the 50 Free.  Her time was 24.70 which was a season best.   While that wasn’t quite her goal time she was OK with it as her foot slipped on the block at the start.  She finished 23rd overall after coming in seeded 31st.  That gives her the 2nd best time on the team this season and puts her on the top 10 (9th) for all time performers in Marshall team history.




Alex will be competing at the Conference USA Swimming Championships this week in Houston: Feb. 15-18.

Alex’s events:

Thursday: 50 Free, seeded 31st

Friday: 100 Back, seeded 23rd;  200 Free Relay

Saturday: 100 Free, seeded 24th; 400 Free Relay

Each team only gets one relay entry. Alex will be swimming on both of the Free Relays at Finals.  Top 16 qualify for Finals, so based on Alex’s seeding she will need some good swims to make Finals individually.

Live Results are available: CLICK HERE

Conference USA Swimming link: CLICK HERE




Alex featured picture for upcoming meet.

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