December 6, 2009
Barlow Breaks Another Bloomsburg Swimming Mark
Safran Third Best Time in 200-Fly for Men
AKRON, OH- Freshman Madeline Barlow (Yardley/Pennsbury) wrapped up a tremendous weekend in the pool for Bloomsburg University on Sunday by breaking the school record in the 200-backstroke not once, but twice on the final day of the Zippy Invitational at Akron University. For the men, Ben Safran (Doylestown/Central Bucks West) swam the third fastest time in school history in the 200-fly.
Barlow, who set the school record on Friday in the 200-IM, broke the school record in the 200-back in the morning prelims with a time of 2:06.93 while finishing in seventh place. Heather Jones had set the record in 1997 with a time of 2:07.58. In the evening finals, Barlow broke her own mark by swimming a 2:05.82 and taking fourth place overall in the event. Her time was also an NCAA Championship "B" cut qualifying mark.
In the 200-breast, Brittany McNeil (Oxford/Oxford Area) swam the second fastest time in school history with a mark of 2:25.99 in the finals to take seventh place. In the morning prelims, McNeil had the fifth best mark in school history with a time of 2:26.46.
In the 200-fly, Ashley Carroll (Mohnton/Schuylkill Valley) took 22nd in 2:16.36, while in the 1650-free, Miranda Steel was 17th in 18:02.34.
For the men, Safran finished 10th in the evening 200-fly finals with a time 1:57.12, the third best mark in school history. In the morning prelims, Safran turned in a time of 1:58.03, the fifth fastest time in school history. Juan Castaneda (Shamokin/Shamokin Area) was 14th in the 200-fly with a time of 2:00.28, while Michael Bierds (Malvern/West Chester East) was 15th in 2:01.62.
In the 1650-free, John King (Ridley Park/Ridley) was eighth in 16:40.52, the fifth-best time in school history with Tom Hayes 15th in 17:21.75.
In the 100-free David Mancinelli (Plymouth Meeting/Wesmont Hilltop) finished in 24th with a time of 48.44 seconds. In the morning prelims, Mancinelli swam a 47.68, the seventh best time in school history.
In the 200-breast, Tim Dorsch (Schwenksville/Souderton Area) was 17th in 2:14.05 in the finals, a time that was good enough for ninth-best all-time at Bloomsburg.