Jan. 29, 2005
On senior day, Florida Atlantic University honored four swimmers by winning a dual meet with the University of Miami and Tampa. Valeria Dalmastro, Christina Horton, Rich Marzonie and Adam Zeibig all swam for the final time at FAU pool on Saturday afternoon.
The FAU women won seven events to defeat Miami 159-141 and Tampa 195-99. Jessica Lampkin and Ellie Weberg both paced the Lady Owls with two wins each. Lampkin (New Port Richey, FL) took the 50 free (24.87) and 100 free (53.07) just ahead of Dalmastro with times of 24.89 and 54.57, respectively.
Weberg (Bloomington, MN), an NCAA participant last season in the breaststroke, won both the 100 and 200 by touching the wall in 1:06.14 and 2:22.81, respectively. Freshman Shawna Griffith (Atlanta, GA) won the 200 fly in a time of 2:07.08.
In the relays, FAU won the 200 medley in a time of 1:48.80 and then closed out the meet with a 1:38.24 in the 200 free relay.
The men's team also swept the relays with times of 1:34.73 in the 200 medley and 1:38.24 in the 200 free relay.
Seven individual winners guided the squad to a 173.5-114.5 win over Tampa. Pavel Babaev (Fort Myers, FL) led the team with first-place finishes in the 50 and 100 free. He posted times of 21.62 and 47.71 to edge out Marzonie (Cape Coral, FL) in the 50 free and Kenny Anderson (Jacksonville, FL) in the 100 free. Marzonie would later come out on top in the 200 IM with a time of 1:57.68.
FAU swept the distance events when Christian Baker (Tallahassee, FL) finished the 1000 free in 9:58.78.
Kyle DeCicco (Fort Myers, FL) won the 100 breast with a time of 59.76, just .18 seconds ahead of Bartell.
FAU will make its first appearance at the Sun Belt Conference Championship in Little Rock, Arkansas on February 17-19.