MATCH UP: Rollins vs Universidad Interamaericana de Puerto Rico & Lynn
Friday, January 17 | 3:00 p.m. | Winter Park, Fla. (Alfond Pool)
Saturday, January 18 | 12:00 p.m. | Winter Park, Fla. (Alfond Pool)
SET UP: The Rollin's men's team is back facing two opponents on consecutive daysl. The back to back days at home against Universidad Interamaericana de Puerto Rico on Friday and Lynn on Saturday for their last home meet of the season. The Tars are coming off a meet against SCAD-Savannah two weeks ago and took the loss. Rollins swam against Lynn in November with the Fighting Knights coming out on top 164-95. Prior to the start on Saturday, Rollins will honor seniors Luiggi Reno and Luke Waite.
WHO TO WATCH:
ROLLINS: Christian Huber and Connor Xu are the Tars top swimmers on the year. Huber has the third best time in the SSC in the 50 yard freestyle and 49th in the nation (20.62). In the 100 yard freestyle Huber ranks ninth in the SSC with a time of 45.67. Huber has the 13th fastest time in the 200 yard freestyle (1:41.55) in the SSC.
Xu has the second best time in the 1650 yard freestyle (15:48.40) SSC and 25th in the nation. He is 44th in the nation in the 1000 yard freestyle and sixth in the SSC (9:33.90). In the 500 yard freestyle he is fifth in the SSC with a time of 4:33.09 and a NCAA Division B cut time. 200 yard breaststroke Xu is ranked 10th in the SSC (2:04.70).
Alex Norcini is ranked sixth 500 yard freestyle in the SSC with a NCAA Division B cut (4:33.14). In the 50 yard backstroke Norcini is ninth in the SSC (23.84). 100 yard backstroke Norcini is ranked 15th with a time of 51.62. He is ranked sixth in the 200 yard butterfly with a time of 1:51.95. Norcini is ninth in the 100 IM with a time of 55.77.
Daniel Liew publishes 18th in the SSC in the 1650 yard freestyle with a time of 16:50.25. Elliot Wylie ranks 13th in the 200 yard backstroke with a time of 1:52.31 in the SSC. Cruse Sweeney is ranked seventh in the 50 yard butterfly (SSC) with a time of 23.55. Asa Marvel ranks ninth in the SSC in the 50 yard butterfly (23.72). In the 100 IM Dan Sulkowski ranks eighth in the SSC with a time of 55.62.
WHAT COACH SAYS:
"We are back and ready for action this weekend with two back to back meets Friday and Saturday. We have hit the maximum volume and intensity for the season from a training standpoint, now it's time to start preparing mentally to hit peak performance in a month. We should be nailing down our race strategies and sharpening up on technique this weekend for our upcoming Conference meet next month." - Julianne Kurke
Rollins will be back on the road Friday January 24 against Saint Leo 3 PM.
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