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NSU’s Oscar Aldabe Sets Shark Invite Record in 400 IM

rp_primary_oscar_aldabeFORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.– December 15, 2013- 

The headline after the second day of the Fourth Annual NSU Sharks Invitational was Nova Southeastern University swimmer Oscar Aldabe(Sr., Alicante, Spain) setting a new meet record in the men’s 400-yard individual medley. He swam a NCAA provisional qualifying time of 3:56.71 on Sunday night at the NSU Aquatic Complex.

Currently, the NSU women’s team has a steady hold on fourth place with 417.5 points. The Tampa women are currently first with 690.5 points, while Florida International fell back to second and Florida Southern remained in third. Tampa also leads the men’s standings with 862.5 points. Florida Southern is second and NSU’s men continue to hold on to third place with 537 points.

For NSU, the evening finals started off with a provisional qualifying time of 1:36.96 in the women’s 200-yard freestyle relay. The Sharks’ relay team of Alexandra Zatylny(Sr., Quebec, Canada), Ashley Bransford (Sr., Santa Cruz, Aruba), Laura Gutierrez (Fr., Valencia, Spain) and Emma Lawrenz (Jr., Minnetonka, Minn.) combined for a third-place finish in the time finals. On the men’s side, Esau Simpson (Sr., St. David’s, Grenada), Magnus Lundgren (Jr., Stockholm, Sweden), Shane Kleinbeck (Jr., San Antonio, Texas) and Marco Aldabe (Fr., Alicante, Spain) finished second in the time finals with a provisional qualifying time of their own at 1:22.15.

In the women’s 400-yard individual medley, FIU’s Sonia Perez Arau, set a new Sharks Invitational record with a time of 4:20.58. NSU’s Lauren Chapple finished third in the same event with a provisional qualifying time of 4:30.68. Marco Aldabe was one of two provisional qualifiers with a third-place finish with a time of 4:00.87 for the men.

Lynn’s Magdelena Baranowska finished with a Sharks Invitational record of 55.36 in the women’s 100-yard butterfly. NSU’s Gutierrez and Lawrenz followed with third and fourth-place finishes respectively with provisional qualifying times of 56.51 and 57.00.

In the men’s 200-yard freestyle, Florida Southern’s Jesus Marin set a new meet record with a provisional qualifying time of 1:38.50. NSU’s Kleinbeck and Florian Mehlan(Sr., Moers, Germany) also provisionally qualified. Kleinbeck swam a fifth-place time of 1:40.59, while Mehlan finished sixth with a time of 1:40.60.

Although there were no NCAA Division II automatic qualifiers on the second day, 49 provisional qualifying times were recorded along with seven new meet records for the Sharks Invitational. Meet records were set in the men’s 200-yard freestyle relay, both the men’s and women’s 400-yard individual medleys, the men’s and women’s 100-yard butterfly, the men’s 200-yard freestyle and men’s 400-yard medley relay.

The third day of prelims will begin at 10 am on Monday, Dec. 16 at 10:00 a.m. Video streaming will begin at 9:30 a.m. To view the video stream, visit NSUSharks.com All-Access.

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About Nova Southeastern University: Situated on 314 beautiful acres in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is a dynamic fully accredited research institution dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs at all levels.  NSU is a not-for-profit independent institution with 27,000 students. NSU awards associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, doctoral and first-professional degrees in a wide range of fields. NSU is classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and it is one of only 37 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification. For more information, please visit www.nova.edu.

 

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