CLEARWATER, Fla. (February 12, 2020) – With 11 school records set at last year's championship, Rollins has its sights set on even more this year as the Tars prepare for the 2020 Sunshine State Conference Championship.
The SSC and Nova Southeastern are serving as hosts of the event at the Long Center in Clearwater, February 13-16.
The Tars had a banner regular season with wins over Florida Tech, Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico and Lynn twice.
Rollins has finished sixth at each of the last five SSC Championship, but brings added depth this season.
Christian Huber had a breakout freshman year at the event last season, grabbing a silver medal in the 50 yard freestyle and bronze in the 100 yard freestyle. Alex Norcini was seventh in the 200 yard IM, ninth in the 400 yard IM, and 10th in the 500 yard freestyle. Dan Sulkowski also scored big points with a fourth place finish in the 100 yard breaststroke and eighth in the 200.
Huber and Norcini join freshman Connor Xu as top seeds heading into the championship this season. Huber sits second in the 50 freestyle (20.62), eighth in the 100 (45.67) and 12th in the 200 (1:41.55). Norcini is seeded sixth in the 400 IM while Xu is 11th. Xu has the edge in the 500 yard freestyle, seeded fifth (4:33.01) with Norcini sixth (4:33.14).
Norcini is also sixth in the 200 free (1:51.95).
XU is seeded second in the 1650 yard freestyle (15:48.40) and 10th in the 200 yard breaststroke (2:04.70).
Competition begins Thursday, Feb. 13 with prelims set for 10 a.m. and finals 6 p.m. The schedule remains the same the next two days with Sunday's finals slated for 5 p.m.