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Tars Edged by Panthers in Record Setting Dual

Tars Edged by Panthers in Record Setting Dual

MELBOURNE, Fla. (January 25, 2019) – Christian Huber set two school records and Alex Norcini won three events to headline Rollins dual meet at Florida Tech on Friday. 

Tech won the event 140-118 over the Tars. 

Huber broke the school record in the 100-yard freestyle, stopping the clock at 45.35; also an NCAA B cut. He bettered the mark of 45.65 set by Benjamin Gebauer in 2017. Huber then led off the Tars 200 freestyle relay in a 20.62, reaching the NCAA B cut and beating his own school record set earlier in the year. He teamed with Brady Spear, Asa Marvel and Dan Sulkowski to finish second in the event with a time of 1:26.15. 

Norcini started his busy day with a dominating win in the 1000-yard freestyle, posting a time of 9:38.59, 35 seconds better than second place. He then took first in the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:11.06 and later won the 400-yard IM in 4:09.25. Luiggi Reno was third in the 400 IM (4:35.37).

Sulkowski won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:00.48 with Michael Nichter finishing third (1:03.14). Sulkowski was third in the 100-yard butterfly (52.98) and teamed with Elliot Wylie, Chase Benson and Huber to finish second in the 200-yard medley relay (1:37.51). 

Wylie won the 200-yard backstroke in 1:58.21 and was second in the 100-yard backstroke (55.02).

Luke Waite picked up a win in the 500-yard freestyle, hitting the wall in 4:52.19.

Asa Marvel was runner-up in the 200-yard freestyle (1:46.02), Spear took third in the 50-yard freestyle (22.48) and Harrison Robertson was third in the 200-yard backstroke (2:03.83).

Rollins will close the regular season Feb. 1-2, first traveling to Saint Leo on Friday the first and then hosting Lynn on Senior Day Saturday, Feb. 2.