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Spencer Hoffman of Friendswood, Texas has announced his intent to join the Southern Illinois University swimming and diving team this fall. Hoffman competes year round for his club team Aquastar located in Houston, Texas.
Top SCY Times
- 100 fly – 50.15
- 200 fly – 1:52.11
- 200 IM – 1:57.26
- 100 free – 47.75
- 200 free – 1:43.77
Most of Hoffman’s best times come from last December at the TWST Southern Senior Championships. Among other strong swims he lowered his best 200 fly time by over two seconds, finishing in 1:52.11. This spring he narrowly missed qualifying for finals of the 100 fly at the Champions Series-College Station, finishing 46th in a time of 50.22.
The Salukis are coming off a season in which they took 3rd at the Mid-American Conference Swimming and Diving Championships, posting their highest team score since joining the conference in 2009.
Southern Illinois was led this season by MAC Freshman of the Year and Co-Swimmer of the Year Adam Cernek. Cernek came away from the meet with two victories (100 and 200 back) and a second place finish in the 200 IM. As well as having three years of overlap with Cernek, Hoffman will also have three years with Max Ransom, who led the Salukis in the 200 fly last season as a freshman.
Southern Illinois was in it’s first year under new head coach Geoff Hanson, who joined the team last May after previously serving as head coach at DII Colorado Mesa. Hanson has also previously served on the coaching staff of both Wisconsin and Arizona State.
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