Swimmer Grothe, shooter Lagan one step closer to Olympics
Two Boulder City High School graduates turning pro, swimmer Zane Grothe and women’s competitive shooter Alexis Lagan, have kept busy, spending a majority of their time on the winner’s podium after recent competitions.
Grothe, a 2010 graduate, competed in the TYR Pro Swim Series in Richmond, Virginia, April 10-13, placing first in the 800-meter freestyle and second in the 400 freestyle.
Grothe won the 800 in a time of 7:55.78, out-touching Marcelo Acosta (7:59.17). Displaying a strong performance in the 400 free, Grothe was neck and neck with winner Anton Ipsen (3:48.22), finishing with a time of 3:48.53.
An Olympic hopeful, Grothe will represent Team USA in the 400, 800 and 1500 freestyle at the World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, from July 12-28.
Lagan, a 2011 graduate, is also an Olympic hopeful, earning a selection in sport pistols for the Pan-Am Games after competing at the USA Shooting Rifle/Pistol Spring Selection Match in Fort Benning, Georgia, on March 25-30.
Lagan finished first with a score of 1,159.5, outshooting Sandra Uptagrafft (1,158).
The 2019 Pan-American Games will be held in Lima, Peru, from July 26 through Aug. 11.