Tiger Quartet Swims At US Open Championships; Three Place In Top 40
A Tiger quartet made an impressive showing at the recent 2012 U.S. Open Swimming Championships, held in Indianapolis, Ind. Four Princetonians, all of whom will compete during the 2012-13 season, posted impressive finishes, and three placed in their respective Top 16.
Three members of the four-time defending Ivy League champion men's team competed in Indianapolis, including rising junior Daniel Hasler. He placed 12th overall with a lifetime best time of 4:24.61 (long course). It was his first long-course best time since an illness that cost him most of his freshman season.
Hasler also recorded a lifetime best in a 200 IM time trial (2:05.36). While it was only a time trial, it stood as the 16th-fastest time at the meet.
Teammate Harrison Wagner, who earned All-America honors as a freshman in the 200 medley relay at the 2012 NCAA Championships, placed 16th in the 50 free with a time of 23.25. He recorded a best time of 23.21 in the preliminaries.
Incoming freshman Bryan Sanborn also qualified for the meet and competed in three events. He had two Top-40 finishes; he took 37th in the 100 breast and 40th in the 200 IM. He also competed in the 200 breast.
The lone woman representing Princeton at the meet was rising junior Lisa Boyce, a three-time individual champ at the 2012 Ivy League Championship meet. The versatile sprinter competed in four events, including the 100 back, where she recorded a lifetime best of 1:02.85 and placed 16th.
Boyce also had a lifetime best time of 1:02.87, and her time of 26.66 was good enough for 31st in the 50 free. She also swam a 58.35 in the 100 free.