GREENSBORO, N.C. — Jumping from 149th place to 85th in one race is quite an accomplishment.
For 17-year-old Victor Lowe, it was the result of weeks of training for one big event.
Lowe won his preliminary heat to finish 85th overall in the 50-yard freestyle at the YMCA National Swim Meet in Greensboro, N.C., on Wednesday, April 3. His time of 22.01 was 23/100 of a second better than his PR.
“A lot of kids look at it like, ‘I made it and that’s what matters,’” Lowe told the News. “I said we weren’t going to waste this trip. (After the start) I knew at 10 yards, I was like, ‘I got it.’”
Lowe qualified for the race at the OHSAA Division I district race at The Ohio State University on Feb. 16. His time of 22.24 was good enough to put him with the elite among YMCA members.
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