American Swimming Association University League National Championships Conclude Day One

OXFORD, Ohio, April 5. COLORADO University finds itself in a familiar position after day one of the American Swimming Association University League National Championships. The three-time defending championship team leads the University of Florida, 969.5 to 452, atop a field of 25 student-run swim clubs from across the country. Penn State, Miami University, and Metro State College of Denver round out the top five.

Ohio University managed to break Colorado men's four-year ASA U. nationals first-place relay streak (excepting a DQ two years ago) to start off the finals with a collegiate club swimming record in the 200 medley relay (1:35.49) to kick off the finals. The University of Florida men kept Colorado from taking back their historical top-spot by beating them in a record time of 3:08.47 in the 4 x 100 freestyle relay to finish out the night. Colorado women took both relays, with their 'A' and 'B' relays going 1-2 in the 4 x 100 freestyle event.

National standards continued to come down Saturday night as more teams earned spots on the record board. Metro State's Danny Keeling continued his assault on the record books by setting new national marks for collegiate club swimmers in the finals of the 25 fly (10.41), 100 I.M. (50.64), and 100 fly (49.56). Two records each went to Bryan Kim of Temple (26.63 and 2:05.75 in the 50 and 200 breaststroke) and Will Walters of Florida (1:40.35 in the 200 free and 4:33.41 in the 500 free). 7 other marks were also set in individual events in Saturday's Finals.

The University of Florida will try to unseat Colorado on the men's side in Sunday's competition, striving to make up a 120.5-point deficit. On the women's side, Penn State and ECU, tied for third at 205 points will vie to overcome Miami's second-place position at 242 points.

Special thanks to the ASA for contributing this report.

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