Virginia Tech receives verbal from futures qualifier Alex Zoldan (2023)


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Futures qualifier Alex Zolden has introduced his verbal dedication to Virginia Tech. Zoldan hails from Pennsylvania, the place he trains and competes with the Penn Constitution Aquatic Membership of Philadelphia. He’s anticipated to reach on campus in Blacksburg in time for the 2023–24 season.

“I’m proud to announce my verbal dedication to Virginia Tech!! Thanks to everybody who helped me attain this feat, particularly @pcac_coachcrystal and my household. And thanks to the VT teaching employees for the chance . Go Hokies!!”

Zolden is getting into his senior yr at William Penn Constitution College. He makes a speciality of freestyle, butterfly and mid-distance IM.

Greatest Occasions SCY:

  • 500 Free – 4:32.58
  • 1000 Free – 9:26.17
  • 1650 Free – 15:44.96
  • 200 Fly- 1:54.62
  • 400 IM- 4:03.56

On the 2022 Geneva Futures Championships, Zoldan competed within the 400 free, 800 free, 1500 free, 200 fly and 400 IM (all LCM). He completed seventeenth within the 800 free, which was his highest ever assembly. He posted a brand new private better of 8:46.19, taking .54 seconds from his earlier greatest. He set new private bests within the 400 free (4:15.56), 1500 free (16:48.64), and 200 fly (2:12.87).

In March, Zoldan swam on the 2022 Center Atlantic Senior SC Swimming Champs, the place he set a number of new private bests. Within the 1650 free, he dropped 3.37 seconds to publish 15:44.96 and completed first. Zolden completed second within the 500 free, dropping virtually three seconds to 4:32.58. He additionally competed within the 1000 free (9:26.17), 200 fly (1:54.62), and 400 im (4:03.56), every setting new private bests.

Virginia Tech competes within the Atlantic Coast Championship, or ACC. Within the 2022 championships, the Virginia Tech males completed third out of 12 groups. He despatched 11 athletes to the 2022 Division I NCAA Championships. They ultimately completed in eleventh place, their greatest efficiency from the 2020–21 season.

Whereas Zolden’s present time within the convention wouldn’t instantly contribute to the staff, he nonetheless has a yr to enhance in highschool earlier than arriving at Virginia Tech. At the moment, he could be proper on the helm of the conference-level staff, which he would personal on the time that might be someplace within the 30s or 40s general, however wouldn’t essentially make up Virginia Tech’s convention staff.

In Blacksburg, Jolden might be accompanied by summer season Speedo Juniors finalist Brendan Whitfield and Lithuanian nationwide staff member Daniil Pansarevas.

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