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Men fall in close meet to IRSC on Saturday

Jan. 30, 2012

Complete Results

FORT PIERCE, FL - Despite six victories, the men's swimming and diving teams fell in a close meet Saturday against Indian River State College, 159-140.

Two senior swimmers led the squad, each garnering three victories and a runner-up finish: Mikolaj Czarnecki and Csaba Pek.

Czarnecki won both butterfly events, the 100-yard in a time of 50.40, and the 200-yard in 1:49.71. He teamed with Jonathan Van Zee, John Walsh and Eric Williams to win the day's final event, the 800-yard freestyle, in a time of 6:51.72, and was also part of the runner-up 400-yard medley team (3:26.16, with Pek, Alan Forbes and Williams).

Besides that runner-up relay finish to start the day, Pek had three individual victories. He topped the field in the 1,000-yard freestyle (9:52.60), the 200-yard backstroke (1:54.42) and the 200-yard individual medley (1:55.11).

Placing in four events each were two junior swimmers, Forbes and Williams.

Forbes was part of the second-place 400-yard relay team, and was also runner-up in three individual events, the 100-yard breaststroke (58.56), the 200-yard breaststroke (2:07.19) and the 200-yard IM (1:56.35). Williams, in addition to the 800-yard relay winners and 400-yard relay runners-up, was second in both freestyle sprint events, the 50-yard (21.03) and the 100-yard (47.53).

Picking up the other individual swim win of the day for the men was Van Zee, in the 500-yard freestyle, with a time of 4:46.23.

On the diving boards, Gregory Cox won the 1-meter (289.34), but finished just behind the winner on the 3-meter (310.95).  Ronald Cortina picked up a third-place finish on the 1-meter board (266.47), while Nick Delong was third on the 3-meter (288.76).



Senior Day is next up for the squads, this Saturday at home against Daytona State College and FIU. It will be the last meet in preparation for the Sun Belt Conference Championships beginning February 22.

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