Texas A&M will take nine swimmers to NCAA Championships

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COLLEGE STATION --- Texas A&M will take nine swimmers the 2014 NCAA Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships, which will be contested March 27-29 at the University of Texas. The Aggies will be seeking to improve on its school record streak of 18 consecutive top 25 finishes at the NCAA Championships.

Five Aggies earned invitations in individual races and four more swimmers will go to Austin as relay alternates. Qualifying for the NCAA meet were seniors Simon Frank (400-yard IM), Kyle Troskot (50 freestyle), Henrik Lindau (100 butterfly) and Paul-Marc Schweitzer (200 free), along with sophomore Cory Bolleter (50 free). Making the meet as relay alternates were junior Luke Shaw, sophomores Mateo Muzek and Hunter Funk and freshman Turker Ayar.

“There were several swimmers that we simply had to get to the meet to be successful and they were able to get that done,” Aggie head coach Jay Holmes said. “Our strength has traditionally been the freestyle relays and we were able to qualify the 200 and 400 free relays intact and take our school record-setting 800 free relay.”

The NCAA Zone D Diving Championships concluded on Wednesday with no Aggies advancing to the NCAA Championships. Senior Jessica Macaulay closed out her A&M career with an eight-place finish in the women’s platform dive with a score of 524.05, while junior Ford McLiney closed out his season with an eighth-place effort in the men’s platform with a score of 691.60.

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