Blackline Aquatics’ Sam Pekarek has verbally committed to Yale‘s class of 2021.
— Sam Pekarek (@spekarek32) October 4, 2016
Pekarek is a strong breaststroker/IM’er who will greatly boost the Bulldogs’ lineup next season. As a junior for Eastview High School last season at the Minnesota AA Champs, Pekarek posted two runner-up finishes, touching 2nd in the 100 breast and 200 IM. He also torched a 25.25 split on Eastview’s 200 medley relay.
- 100 breast – 55.66
- 200 breast – 2:01.87
- 200 IM – 1:50.24
- 400 IM – 4:01.79
Pekarek would’ve snuck into the 100 breast B final at last season’s Ivy League Champs, while he’s in C final range in the 200 breast. He’s nearly at C final range in the 200 IM, as well, making him a potential three-event scorer in his first year with the Bulldogs.
Yale had no A-finalists in either breaststroke event at the Ivy League Champs last season, and only one B-finalist in each event. Pekarek will add depth to the breaststroke group as soon as he gets to campus, and adds potential salience in the IM’s as well.
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