Sophomore Blake Maczka competed at the 2013 5A State Championships in the Lee & Jamail Texas Swim Center on the campus of the University of Texas in Austin.
In the preliminary race on Friday, Blake swam the 500 Free in 4 minutes, 30.89 seconds, a drop of over 4 seconds from his winning swim at Regionals. In the final race on Saturday, Blake improved on his prelim time by .39 seconds and finished in 5th place.
Over the course of the season, Blake swam many races in a variety of events, almost always with a 1st place finish. Additionally, he was a major contributor in many relays. In club swimming, he swims even longer events, but at High School meets, the 500 Free is the longest event, and an event he dominated. His first 500 Free race of the season was during the Highland Park meet on 10/23 where he swam a 4:56.81. By the time he swam at State, Blake would drop 26.31 seconds from the Highland Park time.
Maczka, who excels at long distances, followed up his performance at the State Championships with swims in the 500 Free, 1000 Free, and the 1650 Free at the 2013 NCSA Junior Nationals meet.
Congratulations, Blake! We are looking forward to more great results in your Junior and Senior years as a Pearce Mustang Swimmer.
5th 500 Free