MATCH UP: Rollins vs Panther Invitational
Friday, November 22-Saturday, November 24 | ALL DAY | Melbourne, Fla. (Panther Aquatic Center)
SET UP: After more than two weeks off of competition, Rollins is back in the pool for the Panther Invitational in Melbourne. The Invitational format and top competition will give coach Julianne Lehner an measering stick of the Tars progress of this season.
WHO TO WATCH:
ROLLINS: Freshman Connor Xuhas been on top of the Tars leaderboard for the past couple weeks. Xu picked up a pair of wins his last time out in the 1000-yard freestyle and 200-yard freestyle. Xu is ranked third in the SSC for the 200-yard breaststroke and 31st in the nation with a time of 2:08.36. Also, ranking eighth in the 1000-yard freestyle (9:52.96) and the 500-yard freestyle (4:45.04).
Teammate Chase Bentonis ranked first in the 50-yard butterfly in the posted a pair of first place finishes last time out in the pool against Lynn, 200-yard freestyle and 50-yard freestyle. Huber is ranked second in the 50-yard freestyle (21.14) and fourth in the 50-yard butterfly (24.53) in the conference. Alex Norciniis ranked sixth in the 50-yard backstroke in the conference and 46th in the nation with a time of 24.38 in the same event.
Dan Sulkowskiis ranked fifth in the 50-yard butterfly stopping the clock in 24.66. Cruse Sweeney comes in as a freshman ranked 14th in the 50-yard freestyle and 12th 50-yard backstroke in the SSC. Asa Marvelclocks in a 1:55.86 ranking eighth in the SSC and 50th in the nation.
WHAT COACH SAYS:
After a short break from our dual meets, we are geared up and ready to compete in our first championship format meet of the season. Everyone is resting, and has the opportunity to suit up and compete in prelims and finals of the three-day invitational meet. We typically train full blast through our dual meets, so I am eager to see what we can do rested. I'm ready to see all the hard work pay off! - Julianne Lehner
Rollins is back in action at home, December 18 hosting to Florida Tech at 1 p.m.
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