The Florida Atlantic University women’s swimming and diving opened the 2017 Conference USA (C-USA) Swimming and Diving Championships with the 200-yard medley relay and 800-yard freestyle relay on Wednesday night at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center.
On Deck with Coach Preacco
“Today the ladies did not bring their ‘A’ game, but tomorrow is new day,” said Head Swim and Dive Coach Lara Preacco. “I know they can reach deep inside and find that fighting spirit that they have shown throughout the year.”
Making A Splash
- The women began the meet with the 200 medley relay. In the “B” final, the team of Kalanne Krause, Savannah Sawyers, Devon Mark and Brooke Johnson came in at 1:48.32.
- The Owls ended the night with a sixth-place finish (7:44.26) in the 800 free relay. Leading off for FAU was Lydia Musleh (1:56.85) followed by Sharon Kok (1:54.92), Holly Hopson (1:56.56) and the team’s anchor Kelsey Witkay (1:55.93).
- Time trials were also held, and Kyleigh Firman set a new lifetime best in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 52.92.
- Two-time defending C-USA Champion FIU is in the lead after day one with 80 points. FAU is in sixth with a score of 26.
Day two of the C-USA Championships will begin with prelims at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23. Finals commence at 6 p.m. that night and will be streamed live on ESPN3. The evening’s events will consist of the 500-yard freestyle, 200-yard IM, 50-yard freestyle, 3-meter dive and 200-yard freestyle relay. The link to the live stream is http://es.pn/2kQ7KqW, and live results can be found HERE. Result updates will also be available throughout the meet by following the team on Twitter and Instagram (fauswimdive).