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Three First Place Finishes Highlight Final Day at Minnesota Invitational

Nov. 23, 2003

Final Stats

Three first place finishes highlighted the final day of competition at the Minnesota Invitational for Florida Atlantic University's swim teams. Travis Howard picked up a first place finish in the 200 breaststroke (2:05.45) and Adam Zeibig won the 200 butterfly 1:51.13. Ellie Weberg, a freshman from Bloomington, MN, crushed the FAU record in the 200 breaststroke by more than four seconds. She won the event in 2:16.63, three seconds ahead of the second place finisher. The men's team finished third, while the women picked up a fifth place finish.

The men had placed an additional two top-10 finishers to go along with Howard and Zeibig's first place finishes in the 200 breast and 200 fly. Christian Baker touched the wall in 2:09.18 in the 200 breast for fifth place followed by Kyle DeCicco in eighth (2:15.09).

Kenny Anderson and George Ploetz rounded out FAU's top-10 finishers in the 200 fly. Anderson recorded a time of 1:54.73 and Ploetz came in eighth with a time of 2:03.45.

The women excelled in the 100 free. Senior Lisa Andersson picked up 16 points for the Owls with a third place finish (51.65). Emma Petersson (52.03) and Boguslawa Bedyk (52.31) added to the FAU cause with sixth and nine place finishes, respectively.

The three then added Valeria Dalmastro to earn a third place finish in the 400 free relay with a time of 3:26.44.

FAU's next meet will be on December 20 in Boca Raton against Clemson, Utah and Denver. It will be the first home meet of the season for the Owls.



1. Kansas 748
2. Minnesota 619
3. Wisconsin 592
4. Nebraska-Lincoln 502.50
5. Florida Atlantic 414
6. Iowa 302.50
7. Miami 288
8. Iowa State 266
9. Northwestern 48
10. North Dakota 37
11. Louisiana State 33
12. Saint Cloud State 18
13. St. Olaf College

1. Minnesota 1517.50
2. Wisconsin 578.50
3. Florida Atlantic 497
4. North Dakota 349
5. Saint Cloud State 258
6. St. Olaf College 155
7. Louisiana State 74
8. Miami 57
9. Northwestern 46
10. Carleton 42

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