July 29, 2011
Tallahassee, Fla. – Five Seminoles are set to compete against some of the fastest swimmers in nation at the ConocoPhillips National Swimming Championships at the University of Stanford in Palo Alto, Calif., Aug. 2-6.
Ball will start the Noles off on Tuesday with the 400m IM and then will team up with Bailey, Sanders and Weber and race in the 400m free relay, which is later in the session.
Although a new face in Tallahassee, Sanders will compete in the 50m free and 100m fly in addition to the 400m free relay. Sanders will join the Seminoles in the fall as a transfer from the University of Kentucky.
Individually, Bailey and Weber will swim both the 50m and 100m freestyle events.
Sophomore Mike Thomas will also be swimming at the event. He will represent North Baltimore Aquatics and compete in the 400m IM.
Future Seminoles, Elizabeth Pepper (Poolesville, Md.) and Haley Powell (Mooresville, N.C.) will also be competing.
Pepper, who will represent Rockville-Montgomery Swim Club, will race in the 400m and 200m free as well as the 100m and 200m fly. Powell will swim the 200m back.
The finals of the event will be televised. The schedule is as follows:
Aug. 2, 9:00-11:30pm ET, Universal Sports (LIVE)
Aug. 3, 9:00pm-11:00pm ET, Universal Sports (LIVE)
Aug. 6, 4:00-6:00pm ET, NBC*
*Re-airs from 8:00pm-10:00pm, on Universal Sports
Aug. 7, 5:00-6:00pm ET, NBC
*Re-airs from 8:00pm-9:00pm, on Universal Sports
The meet can also be followed in its entirety at: http://usaswimming.org/DesktopDefault.aspx?TabId=1418&Alias=Rainbow&Lang=en
On a side note, Kevin Rogers (Raleigh, N.C.) another incoming freshman competed this past week at the YMCA Nationals in Atlanta, Ga. While representing the Triangle Area- YMCA, he finished second in the 100m back with the time of 58.07. He also swam the 50m free, placing 11th (24.13) and finished 12th in the 100m fly (57.61).