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Diver Moretti Claims Owls' First Win on Day Two of C-USA Championships
Feb. 23, 2017


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Florida Atlantic University women’s swimming and diving’s Victoria Moretti claimed the team’s first win of the 2017 Conference USA (C-USA) Swimming and Diving Championships on Thursday night as she claimed victory in the 3-meter dive.

On Deck with Coach Preacco

“A fantastic job from our two divers with Lauren (Beyer) moving up to seventh place in the finals and Victoria (Moretti) for a great championship win. Way to be Owl in,” said Head Swim and Dive Coach Lara Preacco.

Making A Splash


  • Moretti truly shined for the Owls in her first collegiate championship as she took first place in the 3-meter dive with a final score of 317.10. The freshman secured the win on her last dive with a 56.40, which was her second highest round score of the event. Moretti is the first to win the 3-meter since the Owls joined C-USA and Lauren Harvath took the title at the 2009 Sun Belt Championships. Teammate Lauren Beyer also competed in the 3-meter and came away with seventh place (214.15).
  • Finals began with the 500-yard freestyle in which Holly Hopson finished fourth in the “C” race (5:04.86). Sharon Kok improved her preliminary time by more than three seconds to take fifth and set a new lifetime best time of 5:06.32. Julia Alberti rounded out the group coming in seventh (5:09.30).
  • Savannah Sawyers swam for FAU in the 200-yard IM “C” final and finished sixth in the heat with a time of 2:11.05.
  • The women’s 200-yard freestyle relay team of Devon Mark, Megan Reuter, Melanie Doan and Hannah Roper concluded the night with a fifth-place finish (1:36.41) in the “A” final. Mark set a personal best 50-yard freestyle time of 24.13 as the leadoff swimmer.
  • FAU is in sixth place with a score of Defending champions FIU remain in first with a total score of 344.


  • The morning began with the 500 free. Advancing to the “C” final was Alberti (5:05.75), Hopson (5:05.96) and Kok (5:09.43).
  • Representing the Owls in the “C” final of the 200 IM would be Sawyers who had a time of 2:11.31. Roper also made the cut, posting a 2:06.30 in the preliminary race, but would not swim in the final.
  • Freshman Mark was FAU’s top finisher in the 50 free after coming in at 24.43 in the preliminary event.
  • Moretti ended prelims with a first-place finish (309.90) in the 3-meter to advance to the finals along with fellow Owl Beyer who took eighth (219.15).

Up Next

C-USA Championships will continue on Friday, Feb. 24 with prelims at 10:30 a.m. followed by finals at 6 p.m. The finals will be streamed live on ESPN3. The evening’s events will consist of the 400-yard IM, 100-yard butterfly, 200-yard freestyle, 100-yard breaststroke, 100-yard backstroke, 1-meter dive and 400-yard medley relay. The link to the live stream is http://espn/2k4TFGy, 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).



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