Boca Raton, Fla. -
Florida Atlantic University swimming and diving hosted the University of Florida at the FAU Aquatic Center on Friday with the divers earning multiple top-three finishes.
“It was a good team effort and again a great job from our divers with numerous second and third-place finishes,” said Head Swim and Dive Coach Lara Preacco. “We were also happy to welcome two new additions to the FAU family, Devon Mark and Victoria Moretti, who both had a great meet today.”
Making A Splash
- Ryan McIntire was again one of the team’s shining stars as he finished second in both the 1-meter (317.17) and 3-meter dive (310.12). Miles Miller followed in the 3-meter with a third-place finish (303.15) and took fourth in the 1-meter (269.92).
- The men’s 200-yard medley relay started things off with a time of 1:34.56 to take fourth. The team consisted of John Brennock, Phillip Crouch III, John Nolte and Colin Kozak.
- With his second solid swim in the 200-yard freestyle this week, Connor Hodges came in seventh with a time of 1:44.61.
- Nolte swam a 21.29 in the 50-yard freestyle, which is the senior’s second fastest finish in the event this season, to claim fifth. Brennock also represented FAU well in the 100-yard freestyle as he finished sixth in 46.80.
- Marco Leo finished his last race of the day on a high note as he took sixth in the 200-yard breaststroke with a lifetime best time of 2:09.72.
- Newcomer Victoria Moretti did not waste any time as she claimed third in her first event as an Owl, the 1-meter dive (250.87). Lauren Beyer was close behind in fourth (231.15) and took the same place in the 3-meter with a final score of 219.15.
- The meet began with the 200-yard medley relay in which the team of Megan Reuter, Hannah Roper, Kelsey Witkay and Melanie Doan finished five one hundredths of a second behind the runner-up to take third (1:49.49).
- Freshman Melanie Doan was the Owls’ top finisher in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 24.95.
- In her first meet as an Owl, Devon Mark had an impressive second-place finish in the 100-yard freestyle (53.40).
- Roper also had one of FAU’s top finishes as she earned second in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:25.77).
FAU women’s swimming and diving will compete at Florida Gulf Coast University on Friday, Jan. 27 at 4 p.m.