Hailing from southern Illinois, Barney is a breaststroker/IM’er from Delta Aquatics. She is a senior at Plainfield North High School.
- 100 breast – 1:05.98
- 200 breast – 2:32.47
- 200 IM – 2:09.00
- 100 back – 59.11
Barney dropped almost three full seconds in one year in her 100 breast.
Bender is a member of Star Swimming in Buffalo, NY, while she attends Hamburg High School.
- 100 back – 59.85
- 200 back – 2:07.29
- 200 IM – 2:10.94
- 400 IM – 4:40.44
WHERE THEY FIT IN
Both Barney and Bender will add immediate depth to the Cleveland State Roster. Barney has the speed to make it to the B final of the 100 breast, and is nearly quick enough to B final in the 200 IM at the Horizon League Championships. Meanwhile, Bender has the speed to make it to the 200 back B final and is within striking distance of the 400 IM B final.
In terms of their positions on the team in their best events, Barney would’ve been CSU’s #2 200 IMer and 100 breaststroker last season, while Bender would’ve been their #2 200 backstroker and #5 400 IMer.
If you have a commitment to report, please send an email to [email protected].