Nov. 15, 2013
FORT PIERCE, Fla. – Florida Atlantic University’s men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams claimed victory in eleven events to highlight the dual meet at Indian River State College on Friday morning. The Owls’ top finishers, Iwona Lefanowicz, Anett Kovacs and Matthieu Burtez, each took first-place in multiple events at the Anne Wilder Aquatic Complex.
Lefanowicz hit the pad first in the 100 yard back, 200 yard back and 200 yard IM, recording the most wins at the meet by an individual on FAU’s team. She recorded a finals time of 58.18 in the 100 back and 2:04.76 in the 200 back, nearly six seconds before the second finisher. Lefanowicz set the school record in both events during the 2011-12 season. The junior also finished first in the 200 IM with a final time of 2:10.81.
Kovacs recorded wins in the 200 yard butterfly and the 500 yard freestyle finishing in 2:03.43 and 5:03.96, respectively. The junior currently holds the school record in the 200 fly (1:58.39) which she set in Feb. 2012. Burtez also won two events, finishing first in the 50 yard and 500 yard freestyle. He finished the 50 free in 21.28 and the 500 free in 4:42.56.
The Owls’ remaining victories were claimed by Abbey King, Jordan Clarke, Tyler Aycock and Greg Cox. King finished first in the 1000 yard freestyle with a final time of 10:26.38, more than eight seconds faster than the second finisher. Clarke hit the pad in 1:42.66 to take first-place in the 200 yard freestyle. Aycock and Cox recorded the men’s team’s top diving finishes as Aycock took first in the three meter dive (304.88) and Cox finished first in the one meter dive (312.52).
Collectively, FAU posted 40 top-three finishes at the meet as the men’s and women’s team both took second to IRSC. The men’s team secured 109.5 total points versus IRSC’s 183.5, while FAU’s women finished with 139 versus 159. The Owls will compete next at the Georgia Tech Invite on Friday, Nov. 22- Sunday, Nov. 24.