Niagara University Picks Up Verbal from WAAC Flyer Hannah Charlton

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Niagara_w_CharltonNiagara University has received a verbal commitment from West Allegheny Aqua Club’s Hannah Charlton for the 2016-17 season.

“I chose Niagara because the team, campus, and area is amazing. I love that Niagara University is so close to the falls, Canada, and Buffalo, NY. The team and coaching staff is so nice and I really felt that I fit in. I can’t wait to spend the next four years as a purple eagle!!”

Charlton is a senior at Pennsylvania’s West Allegheny High School. Primarily a 200 and 100 butterflyer, she also enjoys swimming the 200 IM and other freestyle events. Charlton’s best SCY times over the last two seasons include:

  • 200 fly – 2:08.09
  • 100 fly – 58.51
  • 200 IM – 2:12.03
  • 100 back – 1:00.51
  • 50 free – 25.54
  • 100 free – 54.83

Niagara, who lost out on seventh place by one point at the 2015 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championships, is strong in sprint butterfly but could have used Charlton in the 200. The Purple Eagles went 1-2 in the 100 fly behind Sydney Kligys and Julia Casolo, but fielded no on in the “A” final of the longer race. Charlton’s top time would have placed second at MACCs, taking Niagara past Fairfield in the team standings. Moreover, Charlton would have made the “B” finals of the 200 IM, 100 back, and 100 free.

Charlton will suit up with Sarah Webber next year, another verbal commit to the Niagara University class of 2020.

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