Jan. 11, 2014
BOCA RATON, FL - The Florida Atlantic University men's and women's swimming and diving teams hosted Western Kentucky University Saturday morning at the FAU Aquatic Center. The Owls collected 10 first-place finishes to highlight the meet.
On the women's team, Abbey King finished first in the 1000-yard freestyle with a final time of 10:20.96, nearly seven seconds faster than the second finisher. Agi Bucz took fourth for the event with a final time of 10:33.52. Bucz then took second in the 100-yard freestyle hitting the pad in 53.57. Anett Kovacs took first in the 200-yard freestyle with a final time of 1:53.57 while Katie Dodge finished pad nearly two seconds after for a third-place finish (1:55.65). Kovacs also captured first place in the 100-yard butterfly clocking in at 57.81.
Frida Nilsson won the 50-yard freestyle clocking in at 24.60. Teammate Rachel Crino finished fourth in the event with 25.48. The women's 200-yard medley finished third with a time of 1:50.79. The team consisted of Iwona Lefanowicz, Hannah Roper, Anett Kovacs and Katie Dodge. Morgan Wankling picked up a victory in the 3-meter dive with a score of 264.05.
On the men's side, Matthieu Burtez took first in the 200-yard freestyle with a final time of 1:41.37. Kameron Sipowski finished first in the 100-yard breaststroke clocking in at 59.66 followed by Aaron Custodio, Nick Landis, Sid Golliher and Isaiah Green to round out the top-five. The men's 200-freestyle relay team consisting of Burtez, John Nolte, Torbjorn Persson and John Walsh also finished first.
In the men's diving events, Greg Cox finished first on the 3 meter with a score of 296.00. Tyler Aycock and Devon Neilson followed in second and third place, respectively. Cox also took first in the 1 meter with a score of 315.35.
Both teams finished the day in second overall to Western Kentucky. The men's team scored 105 while the women posted a team score of 88. FAU's swimming and diving teams compete next at Florida State University on Friday, Jan. 17 at 3 p.m.