Jamaica’s Breanna Roman opened her season for Auburn on Saturday October 8 with a win over Wisconsin. The junior saw her best results in the individual breaststroke races.
Competing in the 200 yard breaststroke the Computer Science major recorded the 3rd fastest time of her career when she stopped the clock in 2:18.27, that performance placed her 3rd in the race .It is not far off her personal best in the event of 2:17.31.She was also 3rd in the 100 yard breaststroke in a time of 1:03.94 (split time 30.15).
In relay events her Tigers B team finished 4th in 200 yard medley in a time of 1:44.26. Roman’s breaststroke split was 29.20. In the 400 yard freestyle relay her B team was again 4th . The total time was 3:30.18. Roman’s 2nd leg was 52.85. The Tigers won the contest 135 to 135.
Breanna was a member of the 2015 PAN AM Games team that set the national record in the 400 medley relay with a time of 4:14.58.At the 2016 Caribbean Islands Swimming Championships in Bahamas she won the 100 metre breaststroke in the 18 and over category. She had the following thoughts about her season opener
“It was a pretty good meet for me. I’ve been training really hard the last 7 weeks and I have done a lot of confidence building during this time. So it was great to see all my hard work paying off. The times I did were the best I have ever done in a dual meet and I am very excited for what I can do from here on.”