NAME: Oliver Rus

SCHOOL: Fairfield Prep

GRADE: 11th

SPORT: Swimming

ACCOMPLISHMENT: Rus captured two State Open individual championships, winning the 100-yard freestyle and the 100-yard backstroke, along with swimming on the winning 200-yard medley relay as Prep captured fourth place at the Open meet. Rus won the 100-yard breaststroke with a State Open/All-American winning time of :55.78 seconds, breaking the previous mark of :56.29 seconds set in 2012. The 100 freestyle saw Rus post a first-place time of :45.53 (All-American consideration).

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