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Men's and Women's Swimming get two wins apiece on Tuesday
John Walsh combined with Eric Williams, Anthony Fermin and Mikolaj Czarnecki to take first in the 400-yard freestyle relay


John Walsh combined with Eric Williams, Anthony Fermin and Mikolaj Czarnecki to take first in the 400-yard freestyle relay

Jan. 11, 2012

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DAVIE, FL - The men's and women's swimming teams each picked up two wins during Tuesday's meet held at Nova Southeastern.

Each squad dominated both Nova and Indiana University of Pennsylvania, but fell to Sun Belt rival Western Kentucky.

The men won 106-98.5 over Nova, and 151-54 over IUP. The women won 126-78.5 over Nova, and 160-45 over IUP.

The deficits against Western Kentucky were 110-88 for the men and 127-75 for the women.

In the last two events of the day, both 400-yard freestyle relay squads picked up big victories. The women's team of Elizabeth Starke, Jordan Rebecca Richardson, Natalie Campillo and Frida Nilsson won by nearly four full seconds (3:40.78). Likewise, the men's combination of Eric Williams, John Walsh, Anthony Fermin and Mikolaj Czarnecki had almost a two-second victory during their race (3:06.72).

Anett Kovacs picked up the only individual victory for the women on the day, finishing first in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:59.43. The freshman also had two third-place finishes, in the 200-yard free (1:55.64) and 100-yard butterfly (58.93).

Senior Erin Hersey also had a solid meet for the women, placing in three events. She was second in the 100-yard butterfly (57.72), third in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:09.03), and teamed with Iwona Lefanowicz, Nilsson and Jonna Nyback to finish as runners-up in the 400-yard medley relay.

Besides that relay finish, Lefanowicz also had a second-place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke (57.82) and was third in the 400-yard individual medley (4:32.49).

The men had four individual first-place finishes on the day, including two from Williams.

Williams won both the 50-yard freestyle (21.38) and the 100-yard freestyle (46.29). Czarnecki topped the field in the 1000-yard freestyle (9:34.00) and was runner-up in the 100-yard butterfly (50.82). Csaba Pek won the 400-yard individual medley (4:01.92) and was also third in the 100-yard backstroke (58.57), just behind teammate Alan Forbes, who came in second with a time of 58.44.

Another solid performance for the men was turned in by Jonathan Van Zee, who was second in the 200-yard freestyle (1:44.55) and third in the 500-yard freestyle (4:43.26).

Both squads will compete in two more road meets this week, on Friday at Tallahassee against Florida State, and on Saturday at Gainesville against Florida.

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