Josh Schneider Swims 19.32 in the of the 50-yard Freestyle Prelims

March 26, 2009

College Station, Texas - University of Cincinnati swimmer Josh Schneider swam 19.32 in the morning preliminaries of the 50-yard freestyle to grab one of eight spots in the Thursday night consolation final at the NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championship at the Student Rec Center Natatorium on the campus of Texas A&M University.


The finals are set to begin at 8 p.m. EST.


The 19.32 clocking was the second-best effort of the junior's career. The meet has been faster than in years past. Schneider qualified 16th at last year's NCAA meet with a time of 19.61.


“Josh is a tremendous competitor," head coach Monty Hopkins said. "Despite being a little disappointed at not making the Championship Final, by the time we left the pool parking lot he was talking about goals for the evening Consolation Finals.




“He didn’t look as sharp on the first 25 as he did at the Big East Championship, but a great turn and a strong second 25 got him into consols giving him a second chance to achieve some of the goals he has for this particular race.”


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