|NEW YORK STATE SWIMMING: ATANASOFF FALLS SHORT OF FINALS IN BOTH EVENTS AT STATE MEET (2018-03-02)
Valley Sports Report
EAST MEADOW, N.Y. — Waverly sophomore Mike Atanasoff did not advance to Saturday’s finals in either the 50- or 100-yard freestyle sprints here Friday morning, but he undoubtedly earned valuable experience at his first New York State Swimming & Diving Championships.
Atanasoff, who earned his 100th career win midway through the season, qualified for States by hitting the state standards at the IAC Championships a few weeks ago.
Atanasoff finished 44th in the 100-yard freestyle in a time of 49.24 seconds. His seed time was 48.65 seconds.
Chaminade senior Christian Sztolcman posted the fastest time in prelims at 45.5 seconds, and Greet Neck South junior Andy Lee was second at 45.61 seconds.
The 16th-fastest time, which is the final spot to advance to the finals, was 47.69 seconds.
Atanasoff finished 49th in the 50-yard freestyle in a time of 22.36 seconds. His seed time was 22.16 seconds.
SouthSide-Lynnbrook senior Tim Marski posted the fastest time in the prelims with a time of 20.63 seconds, and Lee was second at 20.9 seconds.
The 16th-fastest time, which is the final spot to advance to the finals, was 21.65 seconds.
IN PHOTOS: Waverly’s Mike Atanasoff.
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