Sanders and Loncar Set School Records on Day Three of Texas Invite
Pioneers will wrap-up the competition tomorrow in Austin, Texas
Dec. 2, 2016
AUSTIN, Texas – Senior Amanda Sanders (Superior, Colo.) broke the school record in the 100 breast and junior Anton Loncar (Hillsboro, Ore.) broke the school record and is ranked second in the country in the men’s 100 back to lead the University of Denver men’s and women’s swimming programs on day three of the four-day Texas Invitational on Friday night at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center.
Loncar won the event to give the Pioneers’ their first event win of the invitational.
Junior Heidi Bradley (Victoria, B.C.) picked up Denver’s first NCAA standard of the evening, finishing 11th overall in the women’s 100 butterfly with a time of 53.67. On the men’s side, redshirt-senior Kyle Robrock (Savage, Minn.) also picked up a b standard with a 15th place finish on the men’s side in the 100 butterfly.
Sophomore Bailey Andison (Smiths Falls, Ontario) gave the Pioneers a second place finish in the 400 IM with a time of 4:07.40, another NCAA B Standard for Denver. Junior Maddie Myers (Arvada, Colo.) also turned in a top-4 finish in the impressive field, clocking in at another NCAA B Standard time of 4:12.60.
Freshman Colin Gilbert (Kamloops, B.C.) continued his impressive weekend, finishing 15th in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:36.94, also an NCAA B Standard. Junior Ray Bornman (Mackay, Queensland) was right behind the Denver rookie in the B Final with a time of 1:37.68 to also earn himself an NCAA B time.
Sanders’ 100 breast school record was good for sixth in the very fast field and yet another NCAA B Standard for the Pioneers as she touched the wall in 1:00.65.
Senior Tim Cottam (Sydney, Australia) turned in Denver’s next NCAA B Standard in the A Final of the men’s 100 breast, clocking in at 53.38, good for fourth in the event. Classmate Patrick Guillory (Meadows Place, Texas) also earned an NCAA B Standard in the event, finishing at 55.16 in the B Final, good for 19th overall.
In the 21st event of the competition, senior Johanna Roas (Munich, Germany) and junior Morgan McCormick (Golden, Colo.) put NCAA B Standards to their name coming out of the B Final in the 100 back with times of 52.92 and 54.49, respectively. In addition to Loncar’s win in the 100 back on the men’s side, Robrock got an NCAA B time in the event and a 12th place finish by reaching the wall in 47.79.
Loncar, Cottam, Robrock and freshman Sid Farber (Portland, Ore.) closed out that night with a fourth place finish in the 200 medley with a time of 1:27.69.
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