Nov. 23, 2013
ATLANTA, GA. – The Florida Atlantic University men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams completed day two of the 2013 Georgia Tech Invitational with Matthieu Burtez on top once again. Burtez has tallied six top-five finishes over two days of competition.
The sophomore competed on the 200 medley relay team in the finals on Saturday. The relay team included Hunter Swartsel (24.42), Kameron Sipowski (26.75), and John Walsh as anchor (21.04). Burtez posted 22.80 as the relay team finished in third-place, earning 44 points. In the 800 free relay, he competed with Jordan Clarke, Rich Andrews and John Walsh. The team pulled out a third-place finish posting a time of 6:40.48.
Burtez also picked up a third-place finish, posting an NCAA B-cut time, in the 200-yard freestyle A final, finishing in 1:37.82. Jordan Clarke finished fifth in the 200 free posting a time of 1:39.42. For the women’s team, Iwona Lefanowicz was the top finish on Saturday. The junior took sixth-place in the 100-yard back A final, finishing in 56.76. Anett Kovacs, who finished in the top-five in Friday night’s 500 free, hit the pad eighth in the 100-yard fly with a time of 56.47.
Over two days of competition, the men’s team continues to hold third-place in the standings with 734 points while host team Georgia Tech is in first. The women remain at seventh with 166 points with Tennessee in the lead.
The Georgia Tech Invitational will conclude on Sunday with preliminaries starting at 9 a.m. and finals scheduled to begin at 3 p.m.