Barnea, Tobin Florida Tech Athletes of the Week

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Nir Barnea, Rachel Tobin honored by florida tech for recent outstanding performances

Florida Tech men’s swimmer Nir Barnea and women’s track & field participant Rachel Tobin were selected Panther Student-Athletes of the Week. (Florida Tech images)

Florida Tech men’s swimmer Nir Barnea and women’s track & field participant Rachel Tobin were selected Panther Student-Athletes of the Week. (Florida Tech images)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Florida Tech men’s swimmer Nir Barnea and women’s track & field participant Rachel Tobin were selected Panther Student-Athletes of the Week.

FIT_Seal-580Barnea, a sophomore from Omer, Israel, represented the Panthers with women’s swimmer Dar Raz at the NCAA Division II Swimming Championship last week.

As the first male swimmer from Florida Tech to compete in the national race, he placed 10th in the 50-yard freestyle finals with a program record time of 19.99.

The marketing major also set a program record in the 100-yard freestyle preliminaries at 45.02 for 25th place.

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Tobin, a redshirt freshman from Palm Bay, Florida, provisionally qualified for the NCAA Track & Field Championship in the 100-meter dash and 200-meter dash at the University of South Florida Invitational last Friday.

Rachel Tobin

Rachel Tobin

She placed fourth in the 100 at 11.85 to set a school record. That time is currently the second-fastest in the country.

The forensic psychology major then came in second to a national team runner from the Bahamas in the 200.

Nir Barnea

Nir Barnea

Her mark, a school record time of 24.01, ranks as the fastest in all of NCAA Division II.

Before leaving the track for the day, Tobin and her 4×100-meter relay team of Casie Clark, Maia Carter and Alexis Santiago set a new school record with a time of 48.30, good for third place.

Barnea and the swimming team have reached the offseason and will start training for the 2015-16 season.

Tobin and the track & field team are preparing for the Bulls Invitational hosted by USF on Thursday and Friday in Tampa.

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