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Three Sharks earn Individual National Recognition at Swimming & Diving’s Final Night at NCAA Championships

 

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NSU Swimming and Diving Team

The Sharks have concluded the 2015-16 season with three individual national champions.

Nova Southeastern University’s Anton Lobanov picks up his second and the team’s third gold medal in the 200-yard breaststroke on the final night of the 2016 NCAA Division II Swimming & Diving National Championships. Lobanov and the men’s team finished up three spots from last year in fourth place with a score of 262 while the women came in 11th with 121 points.

Anton Lobanov

Anton Lobanov

Lobanov (So., Novosibirisk, Russia) defended his 2015 national title by claiming first in the 200-breast with a time of 1:53.29. In the women’s 200-breast, Malin Westman (So., Harryda, Sweden) came in seventh in the consolation final putting up a time of 2:18.64.

In the first final of the night, Thiago Sickert (Jr., Vila Velha, Brazil) was seven hundredths of a second behind the winner of the 100-yard freestyle to claim second place in 43.03.

Marco Aldabe (Jr., Alicante, Spain) swam an impressive 1:45.70 to break the school record he set during morning prelims and take first place in the 200-yard backstroke consolation final. Emma Wahlstrom (Jr., Stockholm, Sweden) took sixth in the women’s 200-yard backstroke consolation final with a time of 2:01.81.

The last two events of the night were the women’s and men’s 400-yard freestyle relays. The team of Jordan Shows (So., Alta Loma, Calif.), Wahlstrom, Sydney Panzarino (So., Bradenton, Fla.) and Caroline Oster (Fr., Lake Mary, Fla.) came in third in the consolation final and 11th overall with a time of 3:26.28. Aldabe, Victor Tarin(Jr., Godelleta, Spain), Lobanov and David Van Der Colff (Fr., Gaborone, Botswana) finished fifth in the consolation race and 13th overall on the men’s side.

Swimmers Lobanov and Sickert earned All-American status again for finishing within the top eight in their respective events.

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