Bermudian trio take to the pool in University Invitational meets
A trio of Bermudian swimmers have been making a splash competing for their respective university teams at State Invitational meets in the United States this week.
Madelyn Moore helped the Virginia Tech Women’s team to a fourth-place finish overall at the Ohio State Invitational meet.
Moore kicked off the meet in fine fashion, giving a strong performance in the women’s 100m free with a time of 49.36 in the preliminary round, becoming Virginia Tech's tenth fastest time in school history.
Building on that, she went on to eclipse that time in the final, finishing fifth and touching the wall in 49.03 to put her seventh on the university’s top-ten leaderboard.
Moore then joined Weiler Sastre, Emily Claesson and Fanni Gyurinovics for the women’s 400m free relay, helping the team to an impressive third-place finish in a time of 3min 14.73 sec, the third fastest in school history.
Elsewhere, siblings Emma and Jack Harvey were both in action as part of the Penn State team at the North Carolina State University Invitational at the Greensboro Aquatic Centre competing against Duke, Stanford, George Washington, UNC Asheville and Arizona State.
It proved an encouraging outing for Emma who claimed some solid results on the opening day of competition, including a sixth-place finish in the women’s 50-yard Freestyle final and 100m butterfly A Final.
She claimed her best individual result the following day, finishing second in the women’s 100m backstroke B final, touching the wall in 53.63 seconds, good enough to hit the NCAA B cut time.
She was also part of a number of relay races and helped her team to an impressive third-place finish in the women’s 200m freestyle before swimming the third leg as the Penn State A team finished fifth in the 200m Medley. She was also part of the team that finished sixth in the 400m freestyle.
Meanwhile, Jack secured two top-ten individual finishes, placing eighth in the men’s 100m backstroke C final and sixth in the 200m backstroke B final.
He also swam the final leg in the 800m freestyle relay B final, bringing his team home in ninth.