Nov. 23, 2011
By John Lock
CARBONDALE, Ill. - Justin Wolfe and three relays have posted time among the nation's top 40 in the updated times on CollegeSwimming.com. Wolfe leads the way with the nation's seventh fastest time in the 100 fly. The 200 free relay, 400 free relay and 400 medley relay were also among the nation's top 40 times.
"This shows our continued progress on the national scene," assistant coach Scott Olson said. "Last year, Justin was ranked, but we only had one relay ranked. This year, Justin is in the top 10, and we have three relays ranked. We continue to make progress every day, and that's showing up in the results."
Wolfe posted the time (47.92) at the Tennessee Invite, which he won by more than a half second. Wolfe's time is just two hundredths of a second away from the sixth fastest time in the country this year. Wolfe is also part of each of the three relay teams that has posted top-40 times.
Wolfe leads off the 200 free relay team that holds the 23rd fastest time in the country this year. Wolfe teamed with Matt Parsons, Juan Arbelaez and Shaun Wolfe and took third at the Tennessee Invitational with a time of 1:21.73.
Wolfe, El Badrawi, Parsons and Arbelaez finished fourth in the 400 free relay at the Tennessee Invitational with a time of 3:01.46. The time is the 34th fastest in the NCAA this year. The 400 medley relay, which posted a 3:21.88 at the Tennessee Invitational, also posted the 39th fastest time in the country at the Tennessee Invitational. Wolfe teamed with Arbelaez, Calvin Kolar and Cesar Perez, and the group finished ninth.