Story contributor: Cole Wisecarver
ATLANTA, Ga. - The Florida Atlantic women's swimming and diving team will be competing this week in the Conference USA Championship hosted at Georgia Tech. The meet spans from Wednesday morning through Saturday evening.
The championship will be broadcast on ESPN3 all week and fans can keep up with live results online.
Day two was highlighted by junior Natalie Clausen earning the silver medal in the 500 yard freestyle with a 4:50.02 time.
Lauren Beyer took to the diving boards on Thursday and claimed sixth place in the 3 meter event with a 254.30 score. The 1 meter event will take place on Friday.
A group of freshman teamed up in a timed trial of the 200 yard freestyle relay and recorded a new FAU freshmen record time. Allyson Schwarz, Victoria Ellwood, Ashlyn Hunt and Miranda Fellowes finished the relay in 1:38.11.
The meet continues on Friday with the 400 yard IM, 100 yard butterfly, 200 yard freestyle, 100 yard backstroke and 1 meter diving event.
It was a short first day for swimmers with only two events taking place.
Spence Atkins led the Owls off in the 800 yard freestyle relay followed by Natalie Clausen, Kyleigh Firman and anchored by Sharon Kok. The squad finished in 7:28.13, a season-best time, for a fifth place finish.
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