ATHENS, Ga. -- The Florida Atlantic University men's swimming and diving team continued their impressive start to the Coastal Collegiate Sports Association (CCSA) Championship on Thursday.
The third day of the tournament will continue on Friday, followed by the final day on Saturday.
Sean Arrington kicked things off with a bang for the Owls, recording a school record in the 100 IM clocking in at 51.86.
Logan Downey once again claimed second place in the 3 meter diving event with a zone qualifying score of 328.25. His score was also a new personal best. The freshman earned silver in both diving events for the Owls this week.
Calvin Lillo and Arrington finished within a second of each other in the 200 IM. Arrington took 10th place with a time of 1:52.71 and Lillo claimed 11th with a 1:53.54 time.
FAU had a pair of top 10 finishes in the 50 yard freestyle. Collin Kozak had a time of 20.73 for sixth place and Cole Wisecarver followed closely behind with a 21.05 time for eighth place.
The Owls took the podium with a third place finish in the 200 yard freestyle relay with a team of Kozak, Wisecarver, Connor Smoak and Reilly MaGuire. The squad finished in 1:22.37 and earned FAU 32 points in the tournament.
Coach Preacco's take on day two:
"Another great day and team effort from our men's team, which ended with countless lifetime bests, as well as a third place finish from our relay and a silver medal for Logan. To cap the day and summarize our men's work ethic: tenacity and hard work - a school record from Sean, who has been after it for more than a year. Great job from everyone."
At the end of the second day, the Owls stand in third place with a score of 210 points. Incarnate Word tops the league with Old Dominion in second.
Logan Downey made the podium, earning second place in the 1 meter diving event with a score of 351.50. That score is a personal best for Downey and an FAU freshmen record.
The 800 yard freestyle relay team of Colin Kozak, Reilly MaGuire, Connor Hodges and Cole Wisecarver also earned a medal, finishing third with a time of 6:40.44. For Kozak, it was the first time swimming his leg of the race in under 1:40.00.
The 200 yard medley relay team of Reilly MaGuire, Phillip Crouch III, Sean Arrington and Cole Wisecarver earned fourth place with a time of 1:30.87. Maguire cut a whole second off of his 50 yard time during the event.
Coach Preacco's take on the first day:
"They had an incredible start to the CCSA Championship with six lifetime bests, a third place finish with our 800 free relay and a second place finish from our diver Logan," Head Coach Lara Preacco said. "The men's team really went into this meet giving 100 percent and supporting each other in the best possible way. I am looking forward to an amazing weekend."
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