Florida Atlantic University women’s swimming and diving ended the regular season at FIU where they picked up 11 top-two finishes and freshman diver Victoria Moretti set a new freshman record in the 1-meter and a school record in the platform. Diving also competed at the All-Star Invitational in Orlando with Ryan McIntire picking up a win in the 3-meter and breaking the previous school record he held in the event.
“Our Lady Owls were able to swim their races very well and were able to apply the knowledge and strategies that they have been learning throughout the year,” said Head Swim and Dive Coach Lara Preacco. “A special shout out to Victoria (Moretti) and Ryan (McIntire) for setting two more school records. I can’t wait to see all our swimmers and divers perform exceptional races and dives at Conference Championships in a few weeks.”
Making A Splash
- In his last regular season meet as an Owl, McIntire went out on top, breaking the record he held in the 3-meter with a score of 390. He also took second-place in the 1-meter (649.40) at the All-Star Invitational.
- Fellow diver Miles Miller took second in the platform (275.30) and made it to the 1-meter finals coming away with an overall score of 499.30.
- In another impressive outing, Moretti took second in both the 1-meter (290.025) and platform (249.23) at FIU setting a new FAU freshman record in the former and a school record in the latter. At the All-Star Invitational, the newcomer took second on the platform (237.65) and fourth in the 1-meter (419.05).
- In typical fashion, Danielle Zacharias had a strong swim in the 1000-yard freestyle taking second in 10:43.09. In the same event, fellow freshman Rebecca Battles set a lifetime best with a time of 11:03.31.
- Sharon Kok swam well in her signature events, picking up third in the 200-yard freestyle (1:56.55) and second in the 500-yard freestyle (5:10.28)
- Megan Reuter took third in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:02.21. In the very next event, senior Hannah Roper claimed second-place in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:06.33).
- Also earning second place was Lydia Musleh in the 50-yard freestyle (25.28). Spring newcomer Devon Mark then swam a 54.04 to take second in the 100-yard freestyle.
- Senior Bridget Belcik ended her regular season career on a high note with a 2:16.26 in the 200-yard IM to earn second place.
- The Panthers took the meet with a score of 185 to the Owls’ 106.
The men are on deck first and will compete in the Coastal Collegiate Sports Association Championships in Athens, Georgia from February 15 through February 18. The women will then compete at Conference USA Championships on Feb. 22-25 in Atlanta.