Serbian Junior National Champion Dejan Urbanek Commits to Colorado Mesa

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Dejan Urbanek from Novi Sad, Serbia will join the Colorado Mesa University men’s swimming and diving team in the fall of 2021.

“🤘🏼I’m excited to announce my commitment to continue my academic and athletic career at Colorado Mesa University. Huge thank you to my family and friends for always supporting me. I can’t wait to join this amazing team! Go Mavs🤘🏼❤️!”

Urbanek is a butterfly specialist who won junior national titles in the SCM 50 fly (24.60), 100 fly (54.86), and 200 fly (2:02.57) at Serbian Winter Championships in December 2019. Overall he placed 4th, 5th, and 2nd in the respective events. He also finaled in the 50 back (26.95) and 50 free (23.43).

He notched PBs in the long course meters version of all those events this spring. At the end of May, he competed at the Croatian Championships in Zagreb and clocked best times in the 50/100/200 free. In March, he picked up new times in the 50 back and 50 fly at Serbian Open. His 100 fly PB is from Zagreb in March, while his 200 dates from the Montenegro Open at the beginning of July.

Top LCM times:

  • 50 free – 24.07 (20.96)
  • 100 free – 53.33 (46.60)
  • 200 free – 1:55.02 (1:40.73)
  • 50 fly – 25.07 (21.95)
  • 100 fly – 54.91 (48.20)
  • 200 fly – 2:02.03 (1:47.41)
  • 50 back – 28.12 (24.79)

Urbanek will join the Colorado Mesa class of 2025 with Jacob Troescher and John Walgast. His best converted times would have won the 100 fly (by .34) and the 200 fly (by 1.5 seconds) at 2021 RMAC Championships. He also would have made the A final of the 200 free and the B final of the 50 free.

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