EAST MEADOW, N.Y. – The Alabama swimming and diving’s men took second while the women were 25th in the 2017 United States Open, held in East Meadow, N.Y., at the Nassau County Aquatics Center this week. The Crimson Tide men and women combined to take sixth place with 194 points.
The men’s squad scored 155 points while the women tallied 39. Robert Howard won the 100-meter freestyle to kick off the Crimson Tide’s medal haul and was part of UA’s winning 400 medley relay that included Christopher Reid, Pavel Romanov and Laurent Bams, as well as its silver-medal 400-meter freestyle relay that included Reid, Bams and Luke Kaliszak.
Reid took the silver in the 100-meter backstroke and the bronze in the 200-meter backstroke. New school records (long course meters) came in the 400m medley relay (1:39.11) and the 200-meter freestyle, when Howard clocked a 1:49.50.
On the women’s side of the slate, the Tide was led by Mia Nonnenberg and Bailey Scott. Nonnenberg took fourth in the 400-meter individual medley and seventh in the 200-meter IM, while Scott was seventh in the 50-meter freestyle with a new school record 25.68.
In Sunday action at the Open, Howard was fifth in the 50-meter freestyle (22.46) while Reid was 19th (23.46). Crimson Tide alum Mia Nonnenbergwas seventh in the 50m freestyle (22.87) swimming unattached. Alabama’s Kyle Maas, swimming for his home club team, was seventh in the 200m IM with a 2:03.89.