Feb. 28, 2014
ATLANTA, GA- Sophomore Agi Bucz finished day two of the 2014 Conference USA Swimming and Diving Championship as Florida Atlantic University's top finisher earning fourth-place in the women's 500 yard freestyle. Bucz finished the preliminaries in 4:55.22 before improving her time to 4:49.94 in the finals.
Anett Kovacs and Abbey King also competed in the 500 free. Kovacs hit the pad in 4:54.45 in the finals for 12th-place, while King finished in 4:54.66 for 13th-place. In the men's 500 free Matthieu Burtez finished the preliminaries in 4:33.11, then finished the finals in 4:29.29 for 11th place. Rich Andrews followed as the Owls' next finisher recording a time of 4:32.46 in the finals for 14th place.
In the men's 200 yard IM, John Walsh hit the pad in 1:53.79 in the finals for 15th place, while FAU's Nick Landi took 17th-place with a final time of 1:55.03. Frida Nilsson competed in the 50 yard freestyle recording a 15th-place finish in the finals with a time of 23.55. In the men's 50 free, John Nolte finished in 20.99 for ninth-place while teammate Torbjorn Persson finished in 20.75 for 11th place.
For the relay events, the women's team's 200 yard freestyle relay team consisted of Agi Bucz, Frida Nilsson, Katie Dodge and Rachel Crino. The team finished in fifth place with a final time of 1:34.46. The men's 200 yard freestyle relay team finished fourth in 1:21.32. The team included Matthieu Burtez, John Walsh, John Nolte and Torbjorn Persson. Morgan Wankling recorded FAU's top finish in the day's diving event. Wankling's final score of 229.15 in the three meter dive was good for 10th-place.
The Owls will compete in day three of the championships on Friday, Feb. 28 at the Georgia Tech Campus Recreation Center.