Swimming Caps Off Successful Meet with More School Records Broken


FORT LAUDERDALE, FL -- The Shark Invitational at Nova Southeastern University came to a close yesterday with Tampa University taking both men’s and women’s championships. Catawba College placed fifth on the women’s side with 424 points while the men finished in fourth place with 609.5 points.

Andrew McCollister (Rockwell, NC/Salisbury HS) completed a rewarding meet with a school record and NCAA ‘B’ time in the 1650 free at 16:13.77, placing sixth. He also finished eighth in the 200 breast at 2:11.49 as his point total for the meet was third best overall on the men’s side. Magnus Lundgren’s (Alvsjo, SWEDEN/Varmdo HS) time of 46.79 in the 100 free was a school record and NCAA ‘B’ cut as he placed seventh. 

Katia Kruglov (Karmiel, ISRAEL) finished off her record-breaking performance at the four-day meet with another school record in the 200 back at 2:04.33, good enough for second place and an NCAA ‘B’ cut. She also snagged the school record for the 100 free at 53.39 as she led off the 400 free relay with teammates Lindsay Yarborough (Lexington, NC/C. Davidson HS), Leah Constan-Tatos (Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA/St. Andrews) and Caroline Bostian (Pfafftown, NC/Reagan HS). The team finished eighth in a time of 3:42.72. Janin Kassner (Giesen, GERMANY/Andreanum HS) placed ninth in the 200 breast with a time of 2:31.11. 

After the Christmas break, the swim teams are back in action at Johnson Pool on Saturday, January 14 against Limestone.

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