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Jonathan Hoole Commits to Alabama, Giving Crimson Tide 75% of a YMCA File Setting Relay

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Highschool junior Jonathan Hoole, a sprinter and YMCA relay Nationwide File holder, has verbally dedicated to the College of Alabama. Hoole is predicted to affix the Crimson Tide within the fall of 2025.

Hoole was the Pennsylvania Class 3A (huge faculty) State runner-up final season within the 50 free, ending in 20.26. He additionally positioned Third within the 100 again in 48.35. He swims scholastically for Penncrest Excessive in suburban Philadelphia.

He additionally positioned sixth within the 100 free (44.33) and 200 free (1:38.85) on the 2024 YMCA Quick Course Nationwide Championships as a part of his group’s Third-place effort on the boys’ aspect.

On the 2023 lengthy course championship, Hoole mixed with Shane EcklerBen Kutufaris, and Jake Kennedy because the Ridley YMCA gained the 200 free relay in 1:33.57, setting a brand new Nationwide File.

Greatest Instances in Yards:

  • 50 free – 20.26
  • 100 free – 44.33
  • 200 free – 1:38.85
  • 100 again – 48.35
  • 200 again – 1:49.27
  • 100 fly – 50.06

Alabama head coach Margo Geer is coming into her fourth season on the helm of the Crimson Tide. A former international-level sprinter herself, Geer has been fast to restock the cabinets with ladies’s sprinters after an exodus of types in her first few seasons. The freshman duo of Cadence Vincent and Jada Scott led the way in which for many of final season within the Alabama dash group, although Scott wound up lacking the spring semester with an damage.

The boys’s dash group, although, has been slower to return. The group had no particular person qualifiers for NCAAs within the 50 free (Ethan Otten led the group with a 19.43) and just one who swam the 100 (Kaique Alves completed thirtieth in 42.17, a greatest time for him).

They squeezed out six NCAA Championship factors within the 400 free relay through a 14th-place end, however had no different factors within the 200 and 400 yard free relays.

Whereas the Crimson Tide are bringing in an excellent class of 2024, that includes swimmers like Jarrett Payne (47.6/1:44.4 backstroker) and Cole Witmer (47.3/1:43.4 backstroker); the category just isn’t a sprint-free heavy group. Lleyton Roe has been 20.12/45.09, Adam Varga has been 44.43 however is primarily a 200 freestyler, and Jake Kennedy has been 20.07/44.89, however on paper, Hoole might be one of the best of the group within the class of 2024 and 2025 mixed up to now.

Kennedy is the important thing title there. Not a state that Alabama has traditionally recruited closely, Geer is creating a little bit of a pipeline from the western Philadelphia suburbs. Kennedy (2024) additionally swims for the Ridley Space YMCA, as did rising Alabama sophomore Ben Kutufaris. These two, together with Hoole, made up 75% of that YMCA Nationwide File-setting relay final summer season.

The fourth member of that relay, Shane Eckler, is dedicated to Notre Dame for the autumn.

Hoole has already begun a training profession: he coaches the Hidden Hole summer season league group.

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