Braunecker Advances to State Finals Saturday


Published on November 17 2012 10:01 am
Last Updated on November 17 2012 10:01 am
Written by Greg Sapp

Effingham High School freshman Avery Braunecker will swim today (Sat.) for two state championships.

Braunecker is competing at the State Swimming and Diving Championships in Chicago suburban Evanston.  She advanced Friday to the finals in both of her events, the 50 yard freestyle and 100 yard freestyle.  Avery swam the 50 in :23.2 and is seeded second going into the finals.  She swam the 100 in :51.09, which seeds her third going into the finals.

Both of those times are personal bests for Braunecker.

The swimming and diving finals begin at 1pm today.  The 50 is the fourth event while the 100 is the sixth event.  You can watch the finals online and see Avery swim today on the IHSA website.  Go to