Friday, March 6, 2009

Brittany Zobl nabs 3 Sectional Cuts

Zobl attains Sectional Time Cuts at Swim Meet

March 6, 2009….Brittany Zobl, a Freshman at Pope John Paul II High School, and a member of Excel Aquatics, joined over 80 of her Excel teammates at the recent Southeastern Swimming Short Course Championship Meet in Nashville, Feb 26-March 1.

Zobl had qualified for the meet in 4 events, the Senior Girl’s 50 Yard Freestyle, 100 Yard Freestyle, 100 Yard Backstroke, and 200 Yard Backstroke.

It was in the Backstroke events where Zobl shined.

In the 100 Yard Backstroke, Zobl dropped 0.81 seconds, turning a 1:00.43 (one minute, zero seconds and 43 hundredths of a second). The time was good enough for a USA Swimming Senior Summer Sectional Meet qualifying time. Zobl had already achieved a Spring Sectional Meet time cut in the event.

In the 200 Yard Backstroke, Zobl dropped 7.47 seconds, turning a 2:11.20, good enough for a 15th Place finish in the event. The time was a new time standard met for Zobl in both the Spring and Summer Sectional Meets.

“Brittany qualified for the first time in events for the Summer Sectional Meet, and added to her Spring Sectional total,” Excel Aquatics’ John Barnes noted. “She has been working on some technique issues with her backstroke, and they started to pay off in this meet.”

“Her Freestyle events were right on best times, and we expect things to really pop there as we move into Long Course season.”

The USA Swimming Senior Summer Sectional Meet will be held July 16-19, 2009 in Knoxville TN at the new Alan Jones Aquatics Center, and will be conducted in the Long Course 50 Meter format.

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