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Former A&M swimmer reaches World semifinals

Former A&M swimmer reaches World semifinals

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SHANGHAI, China - Former Texas A&M All-America swimmer Alfredo Jacobo reached the semifinals of the 50-meter breastroke Saturday at the Fina World Short Course Swimming Championships.

In the prelims, Jacobo swam to a time of 27.87 to qualify for the semifinals. In the semis, Jacobo improved to 27.77 and missed qualifying for the final by just .22 seconds. Jacobo, who still trains with the Aggies, lowered his own Mexican national record with his semifinal time.

Jacobo broke the Mexican national record in the 200 breast with a time of 2:14.79. Jacobo now holds the Mexican national records in the 50-, 100- and 200-meter breaststrokes.

Current Aggie student Francisco Picasso represented Uruguay. Picasso lowered his own Uruguay national records in the 50 breast (28.77) and the 100 breast (1:02.43).

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