Kruglov and Zatterstrom Highlight Third Day of Swimming Competition


FORT LAUDERDALE, FL -- Indian swimmers kept up the trend of snapping school records and producing NCAA ‘B’ cuts Sunday at the Shark Invitational swim meet.

Katia Kruglov (Karmiel, ISRAEL) set a school record in breaking a 10-year-old archive in the 500 free with a time of 5:07.06, an NCAA B cut. In the finals of the 100 back Kruglov re-broke her record and won the event with an NCAA ‘B’ cut time of 58.21. For good measure, she then anchored the 800 free relay team with Lindsay Yarborough (Lexington, NC/C. Davidson HS), Leah Constan-Tatos (Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA/St. Andrews) and Caroline Bostian (Pfafftown, NC/Reagan HS) to an eighth place finish in 8:04.19. Bostian won the consolation heat of the 100 back with a personal best time of 1:00.64. Janin Kassner (Giesen, GERMANY/Andreanum HS) placed 9th in the 100 breast with a personal best time of 1:09.88.

For the men, Theo Zatterstrom (Stockholm, SWEDEN/Fryshuset HS) swam to a fifth place finish in the 500 free with a school record and NCAA ‘B’ cut time of 4:37.17. He also won the consolation final of the 200 fly in 1:55.26. Andrew McCollister (Rockwell, NC/Salisbury HS) swam a personal best time of 4:41.81 in the prelims of the 500 free and was 10th in the finals. Toomas Goutt (Saint Witz, FRANCE/Lycee Leonard de Vinci HS) performed a personal best time in the 100 back at 53.80, finishing ninth in the finals. The 100 breast finals found three Indians competing as Magnus Lundgren (Alvsjo, SWEDEN/Varmdo HS) placed sixth at 59.39, Yakir Malul (Rishon Le-Zion, ISRAEL/Makif Chet) finished ninth (1:00.75) and McCollister was behind him in 10th (1:01.30). The last broken school record of the day came from a fourth-place finish in the 800 free relay in 6:56.41 by the team of Lundgren, McCollister, Goutt and Zatterstrom.

The competition wraps up later today from Nova Southeastern University.

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