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31 Top-Five Finishes Highlight Meet with Western Kentucky and Nova
Eric Williams took first in two events against WKU and Nova

Jan. 14, 2013

BOCA RATON, Fla. - The Florida Atlantic University swimming and diving teams finished first in four events and were among the top-five in 31 events in Friday’s meet against Western Kentucky and Nova.

Top finishers for the Owls were Eric Williams, Matthieu Burtez, and Anett Kovacs.

Eric Williamshit the pad first in the 50-yard freestyle (21.04) and the 100-yard freestyle (45.99). Williams’ time in the 100-yard freestyle was nearly two seconds faster than the second fastest swimmer (47.89).

Matthieu Burtez took the win for FAU in the 200-yard freestyle (1:41:57) and Anett Kovacsfinished first in the 500-yard freestyle (4:56.72), finishing more than five seconds faster than the second place swimmer. Kovacs missed first place in the 200-yard freestyle by 22-hundredths of a second (1:52.87 to the winning 1:52.65).

The Owls’ diving team took second place finishes in all four diving events. Shannon Potter finished the 3-meter dive with 249.38 and Morgan Wankling finished the 1-meter dive with 250.80. For the men, Luke Terrillcame in second in the 3-meter dive with 232.80 and Ryan McIntire finished the 1-meter dive with 258.55.

The remainder of the FAU top-five finishes are as follows:

• Abbey King, 1000-yard freestyle (4th, 10:30.72)

Michala Nowak, 200-yard freestyle (5th, 1:55.80) & 100-yard freestyle (4th, 54.23)

Frida Nilsson, 50-yard freestyle (3rd, 24.97) & 100-yard butterfly (2nd, 57.99)

Iwona Lefanowicz, 200-yard IM (3rd, 2:09.79) & 100-yard backstroke (3rd, 58.56)

Alan Forbes, 200-yard IM (4th, 1:57.91) & 100-yard breaststroke (2nd, 59.62)

Matthieu Burtez, 100-yard butterfly (3rd, 51.90)

Agnes Bucz, 100-yard freestyle (2nd, 53.00)

Rachel Crino, 100-yard backstroke (5th, 59.79)

John Walsh, 100-yard backstroke (5th, 55.35)

Shannon Potter, 1-meter diving, (3rd, 244.05)

Morgan Wankling, 3-meter diving, (3rd, 243.75)

Luke Terrill, 1-meter diving, (3rd, 251.10)

• Ryan McIntire, 3-meter diving (3rd, 207.90)

Rachel Crino, Jordan Richardson, Kendra Prutton, Kelsey Hoffman, 200-yard medley relay (5th, 1:56.66)

Hunter Swartsel, Alan Forbes, Torbjorn, Adam Gunn, 200-yard medley relay (5th, 1:38.57)

Michala Nowak, Agi Bucz, Katie Dodge, Frida Nilsson, 200-yard freestyle relay (3rd, 1:40.14)

Anett Kovacs, Stephanie Moeller, Kelsey Hoffman, Abbey King, 200- yard freestyle relay (5th, 1:45.31) • Matthieu Burtez, John Walsh, Torbjorn Persson, Eric Williams, 200-yard freestyle relay (2nd, 1:24.11)

Western Kentucky’s men’s and women’s teams dominated the meet over FAU and Nova. The men fell to WKU (169-71) and their women’s team beat the Owls 150-87. The Owls will travel to Gainesville for a meet against University of Florida on January 19, at 1:00 p.m.



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