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Nittany Lions place eighth
Nittany Lions swim 14 best times
Diving effort leads Nittany Lion finalists
Nittany Lions fifth after first night
McHugh leads women; Freund leads men
|50 Free||21.08||11/18/16||Ohio State Invite|
|100 Back||50.68||12/5/14||Georgia Fall Invite|
|200 Back||1:52.89||12/7/14||Georgia Fall Invite|
|50 Free||21.24||12/4/15||UGA Fall Invitational|
|100 Free||44.94||2/25/17||Big Ten Championships|
|200 Free||1:37.29||2/24/17||Big Ten Championships|
|500 Free||4:29.95||12/4/15||UGA Fall Invitational|
2016-17 (Junior Year)
Competed in seven meets, including the Big Ten Championships, exclusively in freestyle events … Achieved career bests in the 100 free (44.94) and 200 free, earning an NCAA B-cut time of 1:37.29 at the Big Ten Championships … Times in the 100 and 200 free both ranked fourth fastest on the team for the year … Set a personal best in the 50 free (21.08) at the Ohio State Invitational (11/18) … Ranked fifth on the team in the 500 free with a season best time of 4:31.80 at the Ohio State Invitational (11/18).
Competed in eight meets, including the Big Ten Championships, swimming the 50-500 freestyles … Achieved an NCAA B-cut time in the 200 free of 1:37.54 at the Big Ten Championships, which ranked fourth on the team for the year … Ranked third on the team in the 100 free, posting a personal best of 44.97 seconds at the Big Ten Championships … Swam a pair of personal bests at the UGA Invitational (12/4) in the 50 free (21.24) and 500 free (4:29.95) … Won the 200 free in (1:39.40) against Virginia Tech (10/16).
2014-15 (Freshman Year)
Competed in eight meets for Penn State in his first season donning the Blue and White, primarily in the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle…Swam in three events at the conference championships, posting season-best times in the 100 freestyle, 200 freestyle, and 500 freestyle…Touched in at 1:37.77 in the 200 freestyle at the conference championships to rank third overall for the Nittany Lions in the 2014-15 campaign…Ranked fourth on the team with a season-best time of 4:30.22 in the 500 freestyle at the Big Ten Championships…Also swam in the 100 backstroke and 200 backstroke on two occasions and participated in the 1,000 freestyle one time.
Four year letterwinner at Freehold Township High under the guidance of head coach Brittney Bott ... Currently holds nine school records at Freehold Township High ... Qualified for the New Jersey State championship finals in the 200 and 500 freestyle events ... Earned first team Monmouth County and Shore Conference accolades ... Garnered third team All-New Jersey recognition ... Named the team MVP for his freshman, sophomore and junior seasons ... Competed for Freehold Old-Bridge YMCA at the club level ... Holds 10 club records for the 15 and over age group ... Qualified for the Long Course Junior Nationals in the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle events and the Short Course Junior Nationals in the 200 freestyle race ... Four-time qualifier for YMCA Nationals.
Ryan Patrick O'Neill was born on April 11, 1996, in Philadelphia ... Parents are Colleen and Stephen O'Neill ... Has two brothers: Stephen and Kyle ... Majoring in information sciences and technology.