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Emslie Sets New School Mark In 100 Breaststroke
Release: 06/18/2017

ORLANDO, FLA. - University of North Carolina rising senior Craig Emslie set a new Tar Heel record in the 100-meter breaststroke Sunday at the YCF Summer Solstice Invitational in Orlando, Fla.

Emslie came into the day with a seeded time of 1:03.30.  In the preliminaries of the event, he swam a 1:02.16 to break the previous UNC long course record of 1:02.78 set by Alex Gianino as a post graduate student.  Gianino, a 2014 UNC alumnus, set the record at the North Carolina Senior Long Course Championships in 2015.

Emslie, a native of Cape Town, South Africa, went on to break his own record in the finals on Sunday night, going 1:02.02.

Emslie also clocked personal best time in the 50-meter breaststroke at 27.9 and in the 200-meter breaststroke at 2:15.9 during the weekend.

This is the second UNC long course record to fall this summer.  Caroline Baldwin broke the school mark in the women's 100-meter backstroke earlier this month at the Santa Clara Grand Prix meet.

Link here to UNC long course records.

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