March 29, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS - Sophomore Kourosh Ahani swam a 47.52 in the prelims of the 100 yard butterfly on Friday morning at the NCAA Men's National Championship Meet at the IU Natatorium.
Ahani's time was his third fastest of the season. He finished 34th overall in prelims and did not qualify for the finals which will be held on Friday evening. The school record holder in the 100 fly concluded a very successful campaign which saw him remain undefeated as he won the 100 fly at every dual meet and invitational this season, including the Big East Championship.
Ahani will now travel to his home country of Canada to participate in the Canadian World Championship Trials next weekend.
"I am proud of Kourosh and what he has done this season," head coach Chuck Knoles said. "His goal from the start of the season was to do well at the Canadian trials where he could gain a berth to represent his country this summer. Being able to swim at the NCAA Championship was the appetizer on the way to his meet next week."
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