Simon Breaks A Pair of Howard University Records at the Potomac Relays

WASHINGTON (September 24, 2021) – Howard University men’s and women’s swimming & diving program began the new campaign at the annual Potomac Relays, hosted by American University, where junior swimmer Miles Simon (Atlanta, Ga.) broke a pair of school marks in the season opener.

The Atlanta native set new benchmarks in the 50 Freestyle (20.39) and 100 Butterfly (49.37) after competing in the 200 Free Relay and 300 Fly Relay, respectively. For his efforts, he earned the B Standards in the 50 Free and A Standards in the 100 Fly for the National Invite.

On the day, HU had 13 top 3 finishes (10 men & three women), including two victories.

Simon and fellow classmates Mark-Anthony Beckles (Chaguanas, Trinidad & Tobago), Kevin Claiborne (Queens, N.Y.) and Arion Solomon (Fairburn, Ga.) won the 200 Free Relay, clocking in at 1:24.41.

Beckles, Simon and Solomon also competed together in the 300 Fly Relay, winning the event with a 2:31.69 mark.

On the women’s side, divers Teyana Johnson (San Antonio, Texas) and Jordynn Connell (Flower Mound, Texas) placed second and third, respectively, in the 1-meter dive. Johnson recorded a 184.60 while Connell registered a 184.55 score.

In the pool, senior Simone Outlaw (Burlington, N.J.), junior Raychel Fauntroy (Miami), sophomore Aaliyah Young (Burleson, Texas) and newcomer Rianna Martin (Pompano Beach, Fla.) took second overall in the 500 Free Relay, posting a 4:48.07 time.

On Oct. 16, the Bison host Georgetown in their home opener. Meet starts at 1 p.m. inside Burr Pool.

 Courtesy of Howard University Athletics







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