Mikolaj Czarnecki took first place in the 200-yard butterfly in both meets this weekend
Jan. 15, 2012
The Florida Atlantic men's and women's swimming and diving teams were swept by two in-state schools in separate meets over the weekend.
On Friday, the team traveled to Tallahassee to take on Florida State. The men fell, 131-96, and the women by the score of 127-96.
Each team only picked up one individual victory in the meet, in the same event, the 200-yard butterfly. For the men, senior Mikolaj Czarnecki won in a time of 1:50.76. Freshman Anett Kovacs finished first in her race in a time of 2:03.97.
Czarnecki added a runner-up finish on Friday in the 200-yard freestyle (1:42.10). Eric Williams had two third-place finishes, in the 50-yard freestyle (21.19) and in the 100-yard freestyle (48.03).
For the women, Iwona Lefanowicz had a second- and third-place finish in two different events. The freshman was runner-up in the 400-yard IM (4:29.32) and third in the 200-yard backstroke (2:04.57). Adding third-place finishes were Jonna Nyback, in the 50-yard freestyle (25.24), and Elizabeth Starke, in the 200-yard butterfly (2:08.91).
On Saturday, in Gainesville against Florida, the women were defeated 159-115, and the men were topped 162-120.
Czarnecki had the only win of the day on Saturday, again topping the 200-yard butterfly, 1:49.70. He also finished with a second-place time in the 100-yard butterfly (50:23), and was part of runner-up finish in the 200-yard medley relay (1:36.01), with Csaba Pek, Alan Forbes and Anthony Fermin.
Williams picked up two runner-up finishes against UF, in the same events as Friday. He had a time of 21.16 in the 50-yard free and 46.93 in the 100-yard free. Forbes added two second-place Saturday finishes, in the 100-yard breaststroke (59.54) and 200-yard breaststroke (2:07.74).
Diver Gregory Cox had a second-place finish as well, on the 3-meter boards, with a score of 331.05, just a little less than three points behind the top finisher.
For the women, Lefanowicz was the only top-three finisher, with two third's, in the 100-yard backstroke (57.59) and in the 200-yard backstroke (2:03.10).
Both teams have two weeks off until their next meet, when they head to Fort Pierce on January 28 to take on Indian River Community College.