Denver Provides Gifted Sprinter Nikola Tadic with Convention Scoring Occasions (2023)


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The College of Denver has picked up an impactful dedication within the type of Illinois native Nikola Tadic.

I’m proud to announce my verbal dedication to the College of Denver! I wish to thank my mother and father and coaches at DU for guiding me throughout the recruiting course of and to make this resolution. Can’t wait to be part of this group! Go Pios!

The latest graduate swam for his highschool, Niles West, which is positioned in Skokie, Illinois, the place he was nominated as ‘Male Athlete of the Yr’. Tadic is at the moment listed as unattached, he has just lately transferred to swim with New Trier Aquatics.

On the 2023 Illinois Excessive Faculty Affiliation’s Boys State Championships, Tadic completed 4th within the 50 free (20.55) and seventh within the 100 free recording a time of 45.97. He anchored the group’s tenth place 200 free relay in 20.12 and whereas his 200 medley group didn’t advance out of prelims, Tadic threw down a blistering 20.01 anchor leg.

Tadic competed on the Professional Swim Collection meet in Fort Lauderdale the place he completed forty fifth within the 50m free touching in 23.88. He additionally time-trialed the 100 and 200 free whereas there, setting new private bests of 52.80 and 1:57.24 respectively.

He additionally has some expertise competing on the nationwide stage. Tadic holds Serbian citizenship and swam at their 2022 lengthy course nationwide championships the place he received the 15-18 closing within the 100m free (53.65). He additionally competed within the finals of fifty free and 50 fly, inserting sixth in each with respective occasions of 24.00 and 26.08. Tadic indicated that he’ll compete at this 12 months’s meet which begins on June twenty fourth.

Finest SCY Occasions:

  • 50 Free – 20.47
  • 100 Free – 45.61
  • 200 Free – 1:40.47
  • 100 Fly – 50.29

Tadic will probably be an prompt influence addition to the Denver Pioneers who’re a Division I mid-major program that compete within the Summit League. On the 2023 Summit League Championships, the Denver males received the title, their ninth within the final 10 years. His finest occasions would have earned him an ‘A’ closing berth within the 50 free (his finest would have tied for seventh in prelims). Within the 100 free, his finest would have slotted him into twelfth after prelims (it took 45.22 to make the highest eight) and within the 200 free, his finest would have earned him fifteenth after prelims (it took 1:39.89 to make the highest eight).

Denver returns high sprinters Donat Fabian and Frank Tirone, who completed 4th (20.06) and fifth (20.17) within the 50 free final 12 months, respectively. Tirone obtained the higher of Fabian within the 100 although, ending in third (43.99) whereas Fabian completed in tenth (45.42). Each have been listed as sophomores final 12 months and may overlap with Tadic for 2 years.

Becoming a member of him within the class of 2027 are Quinn Collins, a flexible IM/backstroker, Nico Morton, an IMer, and Brandon Saeedi, a mid-distance freestyler/backstroker.

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