Sprint News 8/30/12: Ohio State’s Huge Invite; Vollmer’s Welcoming Home Ceremony

  0 Braden Keith | August 30th, 2012 | College, Featured, News

…Japan’s Akihiro Yamaguchi wrapped his meet at the 2012 Japan Junior Olympics with a third National High School breaststroke record, giving him a clean sweep on the week. He first took the mark down with a 28.00 in prelims, and then with a 27.69 in finals. Those both clear the old record of 28.39, that he set at this same meet last year. Yamaguchi isn’t quite as strong in the 50 as he is in the longer two distances, so this result doesn’t rank quite as highly globally, but it’s still puts him in the world’s top 20…

…Ohio State has announced their lineup for the 2012 Ohio State Invite from November 30-December 2nd. Despite being the same weekend as Winter National in Austin, the Buckeyes have still assembled an eye-catching crowd for the meet. The lineup will include men’s and women’s squads from Florida, North Carolina, Indiana, and Wisconsin. Between those 10 programs (5 men and 5 women), all but the Wisconsin men finished in the top 20 at their respective NCAA Championships last year…

…American World Record holder Dana Vollmer is on a road trip with her dad back to Texas, and will be welcomed to her home town of Granbury, outside of Dallas, with a big ceremony on September 15th. Vollmer’s name still litters the local record books. She still holds the City of Granbury team (and summer league state championship meet) records in the girls 8 & under 25 fly (15.73) and 9-10 25 fly (13.51), and her brother Nick is the head coach of the Grandbury Pirates high school team. The biggest honor perhaps is the Dana Vollmer Municipal Swim Center on North Park Street that was named in her honor…

…Tennessee has added the famous Bill Boomer as a volunteer assistant to their staff, continuing a total overhaul in the upcoming season under Matt Kredich. Boomer’s name might not be wholly familiar to the modern generation of swimmers, but he is one of the greatest swimming technicians of all-time. He was the head coach at the University of Rochester from 1962 until 1990, and was on the 2000 US Olympic Team staff. Among his proteges are Josh Davis, Jenny Thompson, Dara Torres, and Amy Van Dyken…

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