Bilis Finishes 13th in the 100 Freestyle at the European SC Championships
Dec. 13, 2013
HERNING, Denmark – Sophomore Simonas Bilis of the NC State swimming & diving team finished 13th in the 100 freestyle on Friday at the European Short Course Championships.
Bilis, a native of of Panevezys, Lithuania, finished 13th overall in the 100 freestyle, tapping the wall in a personal best time of 47.94. In the preliminaries, Bilis finished 17th of 62 swimmers with a time of 48.04.
Freshman Andreas Schiellerup established a new Denmark national record in the preliminaries of the 50 backstroke with a personal best time of 24.02. In the semifinals, Schiellerup finished ninth in his heat with a time of 24.15.
On the women’s side, freshman Lotta Nevalainen finished 32nd of 45 swimmers in the 50 butterfly with a time of 27.69.
Competition will resume Saturday with preliminaries set to begin at 9:30 a.m. local time and finals set to start at 4:30 p.m.