Swimmer Travis Pollen '12 Sets
New Paralympic Record in 100 Freestyle
by Mark Anskis
Swimmer Travis Pollen '12, a physics major from Elkins Park, Pa., broke the paralympic E9 American record in the 100 freestyle with a time of 54.80 at the Centennial Conference championships in Lancaster, Pa., on Sunday. An above-knee amputee, Pollen broke the six-year-old record of 54.98 in the trials while the Garnet men's swimming team took second place at the championships. Pollen now has his sights set on the U.S. spring nationals in San Antonio on March 25-27.