Zaninovic Swims to 1650 Free Record at SCAD Invite


SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Catawba finished up the SCAD Invite on Saturday with freshman Mario Zaninovic swimming to a school record in the 1650 free.  The men finished fifth out of 11 schools at the meet with 344.5 points.  The Catawba women were sixth among 14 schools with 144 points.

Zaninovic finished fifth in the 1650 free with a time of 16:10.18.  It bettered the old record of Andrew McCollister by three seconds.  Michael King swam to 10th in the 1650 free with a time of 16:51.37.

King would earn a sixth-place finish in the 200 fly with a time of 1:55.74.  Zaninovic was seventh (1:55.55) with a prelim time of 1:53.97 that is the 10th fastest in school history.  Federico Borrego Higareda grabbed a fifth in the 200 breast (2:07.83).

Also earning finals swims for the men were Dominik Brus in the 200 back and Aly Hegazi and Joao Borreto, who went seven and eighth in the 100 free.  Brus was eighth with a time of 1:56.90.  Hegazi had a time of 46.41 and Barreto a 47.54.  The 400 free relay team of Hegazi, Brus, Higareda and Barreto went fourth in a time of 3:08.10.

On the women’s side, Marcia-Mariel Erhart posted the fifth fastest time in school history with her 17:48.10 in the 1650 and finished fourth.  She came back with an 11th-place finish in the 200 fly (2:16.90).  Emily Najar was 12th in the 200 fly (2:17.83) and Jess Daniel won the ‘C’ Final in a time of 2:22.95.

Other top finishes went to Amy Cujas, who was 15th in the 100 free (55.17), and Susanne Reeg, who placed 20th in the 200 back (2:21.36).

Catawba will next swim at Queens on December 17th. 

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