Toth Begins Competition at NCAA Swim Meet
Senior Charlie Toth became the first Air Force swimmer to compete at the NCAA Division I National Championship Meet since 1995 on Thursday.
Toth, the school record holder in the 50- and 100-yard freestyle races, competed in the 50 freestyle event at the Student Rec Center Natatorium on the campus of Texas A&M.
He finished his preliminary race with a time of 20.29 seconds, good for a tie for 41st place, but did not qualify for the finals.
Anthony Robinson of Stanford captured the NCAA title in the 50-yard freestyle with a pool record time of 19.15 seconds.Â Calâs Anthony Ervin, the gold medallist in the 50-meter freestyle at the Sydney Olympic Games, finished second.
Toth swims again on Saturday, Mar. 24 in the 100-yard freestyle.Â Fellow senior Matt Ihlenfeld competes on Friday, Mar. 23 in the 100-yard breaststroke, and swims the 200 breaststroke on Saturday.
Toth and Ihlenfeld are the first Falcons to compete at the national meet since Matt Davis in 1995.