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Fork Union has Successful Meet at the 55th Annual PITT Christmas Invite

posted Jan 2, 2017, 6:28 AM by Ryan Campbell   [ updated Jan 2, 2017, 6:29 AM ]
Just prior to the Christmas Break, Fork Union Swimming attended the 55th Annual PITT Christmas Invite at the University of Pittsburgh. Nine swimmers qualified for the meet with a total of seven that ended up attending.  During the meet, the team posted two event wins, four runner up finishes, three more top 8 finishes, 8 school records, 2 meet records, and 24 personal bests.  To add to this, the team finished 10th overall for the male side out of over45 teams competing and despite being one of the smallest teams and only entering swimmers in two of the five scoring age groups.  Here are a list of top performances by event:

School Records:
  • 800 Free Relay - 7:03.04
  • 100 Fly - Samer Khalil - 51.65
  • 200 Fly - Samer Khalil - 1:52.87 (Broke Record in prelims and finals)
  • 400 Medley Relay - 3:34.35
  • 200 IM - Tamas Novoszath - 1:51.01
  • 400 IM - Tamas Novoszath - 3:57.82  (Broke Record in prelims and finals)
Meet Records:
  • 500 Free - Tamas Novoszath - 4:25.23  (Broke record in prelims and finals)
  • 200 Free - Tamas Novoszath - 1:38.15 (Breaks record that has stood since 1999)

Top 16 Finishes:
  • 200 IM - Tamas Novoszath (2nd - 1:51.01)
  • 100 Fly - Samer Khalil (10th - 51.65)
  • 500 Free - Tamas Novoszath (1st - 4:25.23)
  • 800 Free Relay - 7th Overall -7:03.04
  • 200 Free -  Tamas Novoszath (1st - 1:38.15)
  • 50 Free (13&14 YO) - Luke Gustafson (7th - 23.64)
  • 50 Free -  Tamas Novoszath (5th - 21.14), Anthony Gemma (15th - 21.94)
  • 400 IM - Tamas Novoszath (2nd - 3:57.82)
  • 400 Medley Relay - 7th Overall - 3:34.35
  • 100 Free - Tamas Novoszath (2nd Overall - 45.14)
  • 200 Fly -  Samer Khalil (2nd Overall - 1:52.87)
  • 400 Free Relay -  3rd Overall - 3:10.28