San Juan – 15-year-old Josean Massucco Sánchez was ranked in the top 20 high school swimmers during an event held Friday at the Baylor Swim Club Intrasquad in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
“This young man is a great promise for Puerto Rico. He has been on national teams earning his job with a lot of effort. He was in the Central American and Caribbean Swimming Championships (CCCAN) in 2019 winning two gold medals, two silver and one bronze and was the best scorer of the CCCAN with only 14 years, ”said the president of the Puerto Rican Federation of Swimming, Fernando Delgado.
The Puerto Rican based in the United States and with his origins in the Loyola Club under the tutelage of Nilda Vega, starred in one of the most exciting races in 200 yards freestyle with his challenger Drew Hitchcock. Massucco Sánchez touched the finish wall with a time of 1: 42.15 to score the victory by .58 hundredths of a second over Hitchcock that closed with 1: 42.73. The Puerto Rican passed the first 100 yards in 48.69 seconds. That time converted to a 25-meter pool 1: 53.39 and a 50-meter pool at 1: 56.59 both times improved their best records in 2019, 1: 53.82 and 1: 57.66, respectively.
Both swimmers entered the all-time “Top 25” in Baylor program history, with Massucco Sanchez at 18th and Hitchcock now at 21. Massucco led the 2,000-yard freestyle with 19: 27.11.