Andison Qualifies to Represent Canada at 2017 World University Games
Andison is currently ranked 25th in the world in the 200 meter IM; Loncar 26th in the world in the 200 back
April 10, 2017
VICTORIA, B.C. – Sophomore Bailey Andison (Smiths Falls, Ontario) has qualified to be one of the 24 swimmers that will represent Canada at the 2017 World University Games this summer in Taipei. The event takes place August 19-30, with swimming scheduled from August 20-27. Andison currently ranks 25th in world in the 200 meter IM.
Despite not being eligible for the A-Final (non-Canadian), junior Anton Loncar (Hillsboro, Ore.) turned in the fastest time in the 200 back finals on Sunday, earning him the 26th spot in the world rankings in the event. Loncar also won the B-Final in the 100 back with the fifth-fastest time in the finals.
Andison finished fifth in the A-Final of the 400 IM with a time of 4:49.91 after a fifth-place finish in the prelims, clocking in at 4:48.65. The Denver sophomore also touched fifth in the 200 IM, improving her prelims time by 1.24 seconds to reach the wall in 2:13.60. Andison won the B-Final of the 50 breast with a time of 32.32, the sixth fastest finals time on Saturday.
Redshirt-senior Kyle Robrock (Savage, Minn.) opened his weekend with a B-Final victory in the 50 butterfly, turning in the top-finals time with a 24.29. Later in the day on Thursday, Robrock finished a spot behind Loncar in sixth in the 100 back with a time of 56.10. Robrock finished with the third-best time in the 50 back, touching the wall in 25.78 in the B-Final on Friday. The Denver swimmer swam the sixth-fastest time in the 100 fly finals, clocking in at 54.15. Robrock excelled in the freestyle events as well, turning in the second-best finals time in the 50 free with a 22.52 and the sixth-best finals time in the 100 free on Friday at 50.54.
Freshman Sid Farber (Portland, Ore.) raced with Robrock in the 50 free, finishing second in the B-Final with the sixth-best finals time on Sunday night.
Junior Heidi Bradley (Victoria, B.C.) qualified for the B-Finals in the 100 fly (1:01.70/16th) and 200 fly (2:18.45/13th).
Senior Johanna Roas (Munich, Germany) turned in the seventh-best finals time in the 100 back to open her Canadian Nationals on Thursday (1:00.94). The German international was clocked with a tie for the third-best finals time in the 50 back on Friday (28.60). Roas also competed in the B-Finals of the 100 free (56.57/13th), 50 breast (11th/32.75) and the 50 free (26.13/10th).
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