MORLEY SETS BAHAMIAN NATIONAL RECORD AT HOOSIERLAND INVITE, POSTS NCAA B TIME IN 200 YARD BREASTSTROKE

 

Laura Morley

 

 

Indiana’s Bahamian Freshman Laura Morley put in strong year end performances at the Hoosierland Invite which ran from Dec 3 to 5 at the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center in Bloomington Indiana.

 

The meet’s format had competitors swimming long course metres (50 metre) pool in the morning and yards in the finals. Morley swam the 200 metre breaststroke in 2:36.37. It was just under her personal and senior national record of 2:36.42 set at the 2014 Youth Olympics in Beijing China. That performance also blew away her season best time of 2:44.77. Her good form continued in the short course yard pool as she registered a time of 2:14.49. That performance crushes her previous season best of 2:20.53 in October. She also went under the NCAA B standard in the event of 2:15.99. Morley now moves up to 14th all time in Hoosier swimming.

In the 100 metre breaststroke she again set another career best clocking 1:14.04. She destroyed her season best of 1:16.66. In the A final of the 100 yard breaststroke Laura finished 2nd in another personal best of 1:03.22. Yet again she moves to 14th all time in this event for Hoosiers. Her previous season standard was 1:05.76.

In the 200 yard medley relay she swam on the A team that took the top spot in 1:41.12.Morley contributed to the win with a 29.40.  Her fastest relay team before the Invite had clocked 1:45.12 with Morley swimming 30.52 on the breaststroke leg. Her B team in the 400 yard medley relay clocked 3:42.13 for 2nd place. Morley’s contribution was a 1:04.25 breaststroke split. In the 200 metre individual medley Laura clocked 2:28.40. In the B final Morley clocked a career best time of 2:06.47 to finish 2nd.

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