Nov. 24, 2013
ATLANTA, GA. - Florida Atlantic University's final day at the 2013 Georgia Tech Invitational concluded with Anett Kovacs recording first-place, the Owls' top-finish of the three-day meet, in the 200 yard fly. Kovacs posted an NCAA B-cut time finishing in 1:58.71, a new personal record.
Among the women's team's top finishers on Sunday were Abbey King, Iwona Lefanowicz and Morgan Wankling. King finished the 1650-yard free in fifth-place with a final time of 16:44.63. Iwona Lefanowicz took fourth-place in the 200-yard back, finishing in 2:01.24. Lefanowicz set the school record in the event on Nov. 16, 2012 with a time of 1:58.83. On the springboard, Morgan Wankling finished third in the platform diving competition with a score of 217.65.
Sophomore Matthieu Burtez finished the invitational with a team high of eight top-five finishes. During Sunday's finals, Burtez finished third in the 100-yard free posting a time of 44.71. He also competed in the 400-yard free relay with Jordan Clarke, Richard Andrews and John Walsh. The Owls' team finished the meet off with a third-place finish in a time of 3:04.42. Burtez tallied three top-five finishes during Friday night's finals and three on Saturday night, including an NCAA B-cut time. In the men's platform diving competition, Tyler Aycock earned a score of 262.00 for fourth-place.
FAU's men took third-place overall with 1045 points while the women finished in seventh with 310. The Owls will host their home opener on Saturday, Dec. 21 at 1 p.m. against Georgia Tech and Denver.