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Michael Sandner, a senior at Springboro High School in Springboro, Ohio, has committed to West Virginia University. Sandner is a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American who trains with the Dayton Raiders.
Sandner is primarily an IM’er, with a focus on the breaststroke events. He finished 8th in the 200 IM at the 2019 Ohio High School State Championship in Division I (big schools meet).
Best Times in Yards:
- 50 free – 21.68
- 100 free – 49.12
- 100 breaststroke – 57.07
- 200 breaststroke – 2:03.26
- 100 fly – 51.34
- 200 fly – 1:51.38
- 200 IM – 1:51.82
- 400 IM – 3:57.67
Last season, West Virginia’s David Dixon (1:45.93) was the Big 12’s fastest IMer not from the University of Texas. In fact, amongst non-Longhorns, West Virginia had by-far the most powerful IM group in the conference: they had 5 of the 7 fastest non-Longhorns in the 200 IM and 3 of the 4 fastest non-Longhorns in the 400 IM.
West Virginia also has a very deep breaststroke group: they had 3 of the 4 fastest 100 breaststrokers in the Big 12 last season, including Texas: senior Jake Armstrong swam 52.35; senior Tristen DiSibio swam 53.35; and freshman Fausto Huerto went 53.79 at Big 12s. Armstrong is also an Ohio native.
The Mountaineers have ridden that breaststroke success to a big recruiting class: also arriving this fall will be 55.8/2:04.9 breaststroker Conrad Molinaro from Pittsburgh, and 57.40/2:03.77 breaststroker Harvey Culbert from Columbus.
Other West Virginia signees in the class of 2019:
|Ryen van Wyk|
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