The Bahamas Laura Morley opened her 2016-2017 season recently with a tri meet in Bloomington Indiana on Friday Oct 21 against the universities of Florida and Texas. The meet held at the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center was contested in a 50 metre pool.
Morley, a sophomore got her NCAA Division I campaign underway in the 200 metre medley relay for the Hoosiers B team. She split 34.30 on her breaststroke leg as the team posted a total time of 2:01.47.
In the 100 metre breaststroke a Nassau native posted 1:15.02 (split time 35.30) for 5th place. That is significantly faster than the 1:17.19 she posted at the 2015 edition of the meet.
The 200 metre breaststroke saw her finishing 9th in a time of 2:43.96 (split time 1:19.29).Morley again bettered her 2015 performance which was 2:45.85.
The Hoosiers beat the Florida Gators 150 to 131 but went down to the Texas Longhorns 106 to170.
Morley holds the senior national record for The Bahamas in the 100 and 200 metre breaststroke events.