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Tara O'Prey Among Three Huskies To Compete At Winter Nationals On Saturday

Tara O'Prey swam in the 100-yard butterfly at the Winter Nationals on Saturday.
Dec. 6, 2014


GREENSBORO, N.C. – Three University of Connecticut swimmers competed in races on the final day of the 2014 AT&T Winter Nationals on Saturday at the Greensboro Aquatic Complex in Greensboro.

UConn men’s swimmers, senior Lachezar Shumkov (Sofia, Bulgaria) and junior Jeff Magin (Brookfield, Conn.), both swam in one race each, while sophomore Tara O'Prey (Ridley Park, Pa.) made her debut in the meet, participating in the 100-yard butterfly.

Shumkov completed the preliminaries of the 200-yard breaststroke in 1:59.37 to take home a 20th-place finish and earn a spot in the C-Final of the race. The Connecticut veteran tallied a time of 1:58.99 in the final, as he finished fifth in the event.

Magin swam in his second backstroke event of the week, as he competed in the 200-yard backstroke, which he completed in 1:48.15. That time ranked 43rd among a field of 85 swimmers.

O’Prey, who came into nationals as the youngest Connecticut swimmer in the meet, finished 83rd in the 100-yard butterfly after completing it in a time of 56.84. Senior swimmer Katy Munzenmaier (Lake George, N.Y.) also took part in the Winter Nationals this week, competing in the 200 and 500-yard freestyle. For more information on how the Huskies fared in the earlier days of the Winter National click HERE.