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Delaware Closes Out Competition at USA Swimming AT&T Nationals; Kiely 35th in 200 Backstroke

Courtesy: Delaware Athletics
Release: 12/03/2016
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ATLANTA -- The University of Delaware closed out competition at the USA Swimming AT&T Nationals Saturday morning at Georgia Tech’s McAulay Aquatic Center.

Delaware had just one swimmer competing Saturday as sophomore Asher Kiely placed 35th overall with a time of 1:51.35 in the 200 backstroke preliminaries. He placed seventh in his heat, which was won by Arkady Vyatchanin, who had the overall best time of all swimmers with a clocking of 1:43.12.

In addition to Kiely, also competing for Delaware over the four-day meet was Cory Camp. Kiely, a sophomore from South Kingstown, R.I. (South Kingstown High School) also placed 34th in the 100 backstroke on Friday while Camp was 34th in the 200 freestyle on Friday and 40th in the 500 freestyle on Thursday.

The meet includes the top swimmers from throughout the United States.

Both the Delaware men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams will take a month-long break for exams and return to action Jan. 7 with a dual meet at Colonial Athletic Association foe Drexel in Philadelphia at 1 p.m.

FOR MEDIA INFORMATION: Contact Scott Selheimer | selheime@udel.edu | Office: 302-831-8007 |  Cell: 302-562-5129

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