Nine Swimmers Wrap Up First Two Days at the USA National Short Course Championship Meet



    Nine Swimmers Wrap Up First Two Days at the USA National Short Course Championship Meet

    ATLANTA, Ga. (November 30, 2007) - The University of Connecticut men's and women's swimming team sent nine of it's team members to the USA National Short Course Championship Meet in Atlanta. After the second day of competition the Huskies continue to swim strong.

    Lisa Shelps (Quakertown, Pa.), Courtney Haney (Mesa, Ariz.), Sarah Kearns (Milford, Mass.) and Kristalynn Kempton (Glen Head, N.Y.) are representing the women's team.

    Tomaz Sobek (Siemianowice Slaskie, Poland), Ryan Thompson (Branford, Conn.), John Henry Dasinger (Madison, Miss.), Stephen Kustra (North Huntington, Pa.) and Alex Davidson (Pointe-Claire, Quebec) are the representatives for the men.

    The women's 400 medley relay group finished 33rd with a time of 3:57.79. The men finished in 16th place garnering a time of 3:25.06.

    Shelps and Haney also swam great individual events Thursday.

    Shelps was the 31st finisher in the 200 IM with a time of 2:03.41. Haney placed 62nd with her time of 2:05.83.

    Shelps swam the 50 free style with a time of 23.83 putting her 67th in that event on Thursday.

    The men's 800 freestyle relay came in 20th place with a time of 6:57.75. The women were 21st with their time of 7:33.82. During the women's relay Shelps set a school record for the 200 freestyle with her time of 1:49.42.

    Dasinger, Sobek and Davidson all swam lifetime best's in the events they participated in.

    Dasinger completed the 100 butterfly with a time of 49.95, good enough for the 40th position, just shy of the finals.

    Davidson's 100 backstroke time of 50.33 putting him in 30th place.

    Sobek and Thompson both swam strong in the 100 breaststroke. Sobek clocked in at 57.21 putting him in 31st place. Thompson was 34th in the event, timing in at 57.65.

    Haney was 56th in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:05.18.

    The Huskies will finish up their weekend at the USA National Short Course Championship Meet on Saturday with the 400 free relay, 200 backstroke, 200 breaststroke, 100 freestyle and the 1650 freestyle.