I.Rasula
by Igor Rasula
 
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 Boston Aquatic Center,  Boston University, USA, February 16-19, 2006 
 

Dedicated  to the swim fans in Serbia & Montenegro, as well as to all of my colleagues in the intercollegate swimming in America
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February 20, 2006.
3 Serbs at America East Championships 2006 Intro in Serbian...

Najvaznije sportsko - ekipno takmicenje na Americkim fakultetima, na kraju svake sezone, predstavlja sampionat konferencije. Konferencija se sastoji od 6-10 timova (sa fakulteta koji gravitiraju regiji, ali je mogu ciniti i fakulteti iz drugih delova - drzava Amerike. Tako je na Americkom istoku u sportsku asocijaciju "America East" udruzeno 7 plivackih timova sa sledecih fakulteta: UMBC (University of Maryland, Baltimore County), Binghamton, Stony Brook,  Boston University. Maine, University of New Hemisphere... Tokom sezone, medjusobom organizuju dual-match-eve iz kojih prakticno trenerski bord sagledava sopstvene mogucnosti i pravi taktiku za sampionat (sva konferencijska prvenstva se odrzavaju sredinom februara meseca).
Od 16 - 19 februara 2006. na bazenu Bostonskog univerziteta, odrzano je prvenstvo "America East" konferencije... Pobednicki tim ovogodisnjeg prventsva u muskoj konkurenciji bio je UMBC, za koji su nastupili Milos Djukic (student I godine) i Nebojsa Zimonjic (student III godine), dok je za Stony Brook nasupao Vladimir Sreckovic (student II godine)... Imajuci u vidu vredne uspehe koje su sva trojica srpskih plivaca postigli na ovom jakom sampionatu, predstavljajuci ih na nasem Swim Star Web Portal-u, a za potrebe njihove promocije tokom daljih studija, uz nase cestitke, ova reportaza realizovana je na engleskom jeziku.

NEBOJSA ZIMONJIC (1982) - UMBC Junior
N.Zimonjic
Class: Junior of the University of Maryland Baltimore County
Hometown: Belgrade, Serbia & Montenegro 
High School: Calvert Hall/CCBC Essex 
Position: Back/IM 
2004-05: Took bronze in the 100-back, fourth in the 200-back and 12th in the 200-IM at the America East Championships…finished 15th in the 100-back at ECAC’s…placed second in the 500-free against Howard…came in third in the 200-back against William and Mary.
Background: Transferred from the Community College of Baltimore County-Essex after his freshman season...attended both XI Belgrade High School in Belgrade, Serbia & Montenegro, and Calvert Hall College High School in Towson, Md….was a member of the International Student Association and SGA while at CCBC-Essex… has father played professional soccer in Serbia, and his mother was a Serbian gymnast… guardians in America are Drs. Andrew and Sharon Whelton…born April 14, 1982…an interdisciplinary studies major in psychology and math while pursuing a certificate in elementary education… Zomonjic hopes to become a professional swim coach.
Results in the America East Championships 2006:
 Disciplines  Prelims  Rank  Final  Rank
 Men 100 Yard Butterfly  0:53.57  12th of 22  0:53.57  6th ('B')-overall 14th
 Men 100 Yard Backstroke  0:52.71  5th of 19  0:52.47   4th ('A') 
 Men 400 Yard Medley Relay       3:23.75  2nd (silver)
 Men 200 Yard Backstroke   1:55.49  5th of 19  1:54.29  5th ('A')
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MILOS DJUKIC (1986) - UMBC Freshman
M.Djukic
Class: Freshman of the University of Maryland Baltimore County
Hometown: Novi Sad, Serbia & Montenegro 
High School: Svetozar Markovic HS, Novi Sad, Serbia & Montenegro
Position: Back/Sprint Free 
Background: Won the 100-meter backstroke at the high school championships in 2004-05…placed third in the 50-meter backstroke at the Balkan Junior Swimming Championships… MIlos was a Junior National champion in the 50-, 100- and 200-meter backstroke in the course of 2003-04…placed second in the 100-meter backstroke at the National Championships in 2005… He helped lead his team Vojvodina Swimming Club, Novi Sad, SCG to six consecutive national championships… has two older brothers, Nikola and Vladimir…born Sept. 28, 1986…majoring in financial economics.
Results in the America East Championships 2006:
 Disciplines  Prelims  Rank  Final  Rank
 Men 200 Yard Medley Relay       1:34.10   3rd (bronze)
 Men 50 Yard Freestyle   0:22.13  11th of 29  0:22.20   6th ('B')-overall 14th
 Men 100 Yard Backstroke  0:52.60  5 th of 19  0:52.88  7th ('A') 
 Men 200 Yard Backstroke  1:54.13   3rd of 19  1:53.29  4th ('A') 
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VLADIMIR SRECKOVIC (1984) - Stony Brook Sophomore
V.Sreckovic
Class: Sophomore of the Stony Brook University, NY
Hometown: Jagodina, Serbia & Montenegro 
High School: Sport HS, Belgrade, Serbia & Montenegro
Position: Breast/IM
2004-05: Part of the SBU's first place 400 medley relay at Fairfield ... against Maine... won the 200 breast against Army ... won the 500 free in the Iona/St. Francis tri-meet ... won both the 100 and 200 breaststrokes against BU . . . won the 100 breast against St. Peter's 
Background: Member of the 2004 Serbian Junior National Team... broke five records in 2002 at Sports Grammar, Belgrade ... earned two bronze medals at the Balkan Championships in 2002 ... 2003 golad medalist at the National Senior Championships in the 200 m breaststroke... Best Sportsman of the HS Class of 2003. Sreckovic was born February 28, 1984 in the town of Jagodina, Serbia and Montenegro ... Son of Mirjana and Miloljub ... brother of Andjelija. 
Results in the America East Championships 2006:
 Disciplines  Prelims  Rank  Final  Rank
 Men 500 Yard Freestyle   5:10.24  20th of 26
 
 Men 100 Yard Breaststroke  0:58.98  5th od 19  0:58.82  7th ('A')
 Men 200 Yard Breaststroke  --  --  2:09.43  6th ('A')
 
The Complete Official Results of the AE Championships 2006 are transferred from the BU web site 
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