Austin leads Penn St. strong finish in NCAAs

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The Penn State men's swim team took 17th place in the NCAA Championships last week. Pictured from left, Sean Grier, Shane Austin, Nate Savoy, and Mitch Sherer

STATE COLLEGE — Shane Austin of East Marlborough (Unionville High School class of 2010) helped lead Penn State to a 17th place finish at the 2012 NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships in Federal Way, Washington last week (March 22 to 24). Austin anchored both the 200-yard and 400-yard medley relays to 8th place finishes. The home-grown team of Nate Savoy (Reading), Mitch Sherer (Pottstown), Sean Grier (Hummelstown) and Shane Austin set the Penn State record in the 400 relay (3:07.62) and earned All American status for both relays in the process. The team’s overall finish was the best since 2002.

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