Swimming and Diving team get set for Nationals

Melanie Koto
Technews Writer
Sat Feb 26, 2011

This week, the Swimming and Diving team will travel to St. Petersburg, MO for the 55th Annual Swimming and Diving National Championship meet. The team has 6 female and 12 male swimmers and 1 male diver who will be going to the meet to compete, with 49 individual meet entries and 10 relay entries between both the Men’s and Women’s teams.

Going into the meet, there are some good perspectives for some of the athletes. Sophomore Ian McNair is seeded third for Men’s 3-meter diving and fifth for 1 meter diving. Freshman Aimee Dewante is currently seeded fifteenth in the Women’s 200-yard IM, while sophomore Max Ramminger is seeded third in the Men’s 50-yard freestyle. Freshman Michael Bodzay goes into the meet with the seventh fastest time for the Men in the 400-yard IM, and junior Keiji Halloway is in twelfth for the Men’s 100-yard butterfly, while freshman Yoni Pruzansky is in sixth for the Men’s 200-yard freestyle. Ramminger also goes into the meet with the seventh seed for the 100-yard breaststroke, with sophomore Eric Grunden going in fourteenth, and in the 200-yard backstroke Bodzay is currently seeded tenth. Ramminger is also seeded third in the 100-yard freestyle, and Grunden is seeded seventeenth in the 200-yard breaststroke, while senior Joe Muchna is seeded sixteenth and Halloway is seeded twentieth in the Men’s 200-yard butterfly.

The meet will be held March 2-5 and is a prelim final meet where the swimmers and divers will compete twice to try to get the top sixteen spots. The team goes to the meet with hopes of placing top 10 again, as they have in past years.

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2011 - Spring - Issue 7