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Four former OBU swimmers compete at World Championships

WINDSOR, Ontario—Four former Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) swimmers competed recently in the FINA World Swimming Championships. A.J. Barbar, Greg Penny, Daniel Ramirez and Ines Remersaro were among the participants in Ontario.

Ramirez represented Mexico and finished 14th in the 50 meter butterfly Friday, Dec. 9, after qualifying that morning for the semifinals in the event at 22.89. His semifinal time Friday night was 22.96.

Ramirez helped establish OBU as an NAIA powerhouse as a three-time NAIA Outstanding Swimmer of the Year and 19 national championships. His preliminary time in the World Championships was 11th out of the 110 swimmers with the top 16 advancing to the next round.

Barber, representing Lebanon, also was in the prelims for the 50 free and finished 42nd with 24.33.

Penny, representing the U.S. Virgin Islands, was 54th in the 100 breaststroke at 1:01.51 and 70th in the 100 individual medley at 1:00.77. He finished 56th in the 50 meter breaststroke with 28.55.

Ines Remersaro swam three events, taking 42nd in the 100 backstroke at 1:02.50, 45th in the 100 IM at 1:06.43 and 59th in the 100 freestyle at 57.18. Remersaro is a two-time Olympic participant. She is a three-time national champion and 10-time All-American, holding seven OBU records.

Barber also competed in the previous Olympic Games. He holds two OBU records in the 200 meter free and 200 meter medley relays.

Author: Staff

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