Swimming Sits 6th and 7th at All-NC Invitational


GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Catawba College opened its 2014-15 swim season on Friday at the All-NC Invitational being held at the Greensboro Aquatic Center.  The Catawba men sit sixth among 10 teams after day one of the two-day meet.  The Catawba Indian women are seventh out of 13 teams competing.

The women kicked things off in the 200 free relay and placed 10th, swimming the fourth best time in school history at 1:40.64.  The team was made up of Amy Cujas (Mocksville, N.C./Forsyth Country Day), Janin Kassner (Giesen, GERMANY/Andreanum), Katia Kruglov (Karmiel, ISRAEL/Ort Kramim) and Nadine Brockmann (Hamberg, GERMANY/Ossietzsky).  The men's team of Toomas Goutt (Saint Witz, FRANCE/de Vinci), Jevgenij Gamper (Vilnius, LITHUANIA/Kachialov), Dominik Brus (Krakow, POLAND/Loms Krakow) and Theo Zatterstrom (Stockholm, SWEDEN/Fryshuset) was sixth in a time of 1:25.66.

In the 500 free, Anna Barnes (Suwanee, Ga./N. Gwinett HS/Darton St.) placed 19th with a time of 5:21.33 for the women.  The men got a 12th place finish from Zatterstrom (4:48.20) and a 15th place in a time of 4:50.03 from Andrew McCollister (Rockwell, N.C./Salisbury HS).

Brockmann went 22nd in the 200 IM (2:16.95), while Gamper was 10th (1:57.69) and Finn Furstenwerth (Hamberg, GERMANY/Gymnasium Farmsen) 19th (2:02.01) for the men.  Cujas had swim of 25.24 in the 50 free to finish 19th and Goutt was 10th in a time of 21.52.

The first day closed with the 400 medley relays.  Catawba's women were 14th in a time of 4:08.39 with the men's A team being disqualified.  The B team placed 20th (3:47.83).

The meet will resume at the Aquatic Center at 10 am on Saturday morning with another session following in the afternoon at 5 pm.

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