Kristian Gkolomeev Comes Up Big At Georgia Tech

Photo Courtesy: Kelly Price/Alabama Athletics

It was a good day for the Alabama men’s 200-yard medley relay.

The relay team of backstroker Connor Oslin, breaststroker Pavel Romanov, butterflier Brett Walsh and freestyler Kristian Gkolomeev won the event with an NCAA ‘A’ qualifying time of 1:24.49. The team was led by a 18.75 freestyle split from Gkolomeev. The Crimson Tide’s relay was the only ‘A’ time standard of the evening.

Florida Gulf Coast won the women’s 200-yard medley relay. The team finished with a time of 1:38.90 and was made up of backstroker Elise Haan, breaststroker Katie Armitage, butterflier Yee Ching Wong and freestyler Katie Latham.

Mia Nonnenberg of Alabama won the women’s 400-yard individual medley, finishing with a time of 4:07.53. South Carolina’s Tom Peribonio won the men’s 400-yard individual medley event by over three seconds.

Alabama’s Hannah Musser claimed the victory in the women’s 100-yard butterfly with a time of 53.37. Coming off the 200-yard medley relay victory, Walsh won the men’s event with a time of 46.44.

Maddie Monroe of Arkansas brought home the women’s 200-yard freestyle win with a time of 1:45.84. Alabama freshman Chris Arseneau won the men’s event with a time of 1:36.10.

The Crimson Tide continued to role in the 100-yard breaststroke. Anton McKee and Bridget Blood won the men’s and women’s events, respectively, for Alabama.

With a time of 52.52, Haan won the 100-yard backstroke for Florida Gulf Coast. Oslin went a 46.00 to win the men’s 100-yard backstroke for the Crimson Tide.

The meet concluded with the 800-yard freestyle relay. Alabama swept the event. The women posted a time of 7:15.20 and the men went a 6:27.19.

Tomorrow is the last day of the meet. The men and women will swim the 1650-yard freestyle, 200-yard backstroke, 100-yard freestyle, 200-yard breaststroke, 200-yard butterfly and 400-yard freestyle relay.

Going into the final day of competition, Alabama leads all men’s teams and Arkansas is the team leader for the women.

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Author: Peter Baugh

Peter Baugh is a freshman at the University of Missouri and is the assistant sports editor for the Maneater, Mizzou's student run newspaper. He swam and played baseball in high school. He is a two time finalist in the National Scholastic Press Association Sports Story of the Year contest and was named the SSP Journalist of the Year for the St. Louis area. He served as co editor-in-chief for his high school newspaper, The Globe, and also worked for the St. Louis American newspaper.

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