Adams And Aggies Are Augustly Aquatic At Austin

Adams And Aggies Are Augustly Aquatic At Austin

The 6th annual American Swimming Association Open Water Swimming National Collegiate Championships was completed today in Lake Travis in Austin, Texas.

Led by 2012 Olympian Camille Adams, the Texas A&M Aggies dominated the competition by taking the top 3 places and won going away in the women’s division with 301 points. The University of Incarnate Word and Trinity University followed up in 2nd and 3rd in the overall team standings.

On the men’s side, the University of Incarnate Word was similarly dominant as Thiago Pecinxine, Conrado Chede, and Connor Hennessy, similarly swept the top 3 places as did their Texas A&M female counterparts.

Established by Dr. Keith Bell, the American Swimming Association is at the forefront of putting open water swimming on the collegiate map in the USA.

Together with his wife and 3-time Olympic gold medalist Sandra Neilson-Bell, Dr. Bell and the student-athletes aced this test under gorgeous conditions.

2012 Team Results

Men’s Team 1st Place — University of Incarnate Word (132 points)
2nd Place — Trinity University (69 points)
3rd Place — Savannah College of Art and Design (42 points)

Women’s Team 1st Place — Texas A&M (301 points)
2nd Place — University of Incarnate Word (181 points)
3rd Place — Trinity University (178 points)

2012 Individual Results

1st Place — Thiago Pecinxine, WORD, 1:01:19.8
2nd Place — Conrado Chede, WORD, 1:01:20.5
3rd Place — Connor Hennessy, WORD, 1:01:49.9

1st Place — Cammile Adams, Texas A&M, 1:01:51.3
2nd Place — Maureen McLaine, Texas A&M, 1:02.23.2
3rd Place — Liliana Ibañez, Texas A&M, 1:04:34:0

Photo above shows the Texas A&M Women, the 2012 ASA Open Water Swimming Women’s Collegiate National Champions. 2012 Olympian Cammile Adams, 4th from the left, successfully defended her individual Women’s National Championship.

Photo below shows Incarnate Word teammates Thiago Pecinxine and Conrado Chede race each other for the lead heading across the main basin of Lake Travis on the way to the last turn buoy.

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Steven Munatones