Jan. 4, 2012
For the second straight home meet, the Florida Atlantic men's swimming and diving team were able to earn a split, easily outscoring Brown University, but falling to Penn.
Final tallies at Wednesday morning's FAU Invitational were 160-113 over Brown, but a 179-99 decision in favor of Penn.
Two seniors led the way for the team with two victories each on the day.
Mikolaj Czarnecki was first in the 200-yard butterfly (1:50.68) and 100-yard butterfly (50.77). He also had two runner-up finishes in both of his relay events (200-yard medley and 200-yard freestyle).
Csaba Pek swam the first leg of the 200-yard medley relay, and picked up first-place individual finishes in the 200-yard backstroke (1:54.18) and 400-yard IM, winning by more than five seconds in a time of 4:09.10.
The only other individual win for the men on the day was by junior Eric Williams, in the 50-yard freestyle (21.24). Williams was also part of both runner-up relay squads.
The fourth member of the 200-yard medley relay team, Alan Forbes, had a solid day as well. He was second in both the 100-yard breaststroke (1:00.08) and the 200-yard breaststroke (2:24.04).
The men are on the road the next four meets, with the next event scheduled for January 10th in Davie, Florida.