Feb. 5, 2012
BOCA RATON, FL – Twelve Florida Atlantic swimmers and divers celebrated their final home meet with wins on Saturday.
The men’s team defeated Daytona State College, 168-75. The women, in a tri-meet, easily defeated both FIU (138-103) and Daytona (168-69).
For the men, three different individuals picked up three wins on the day, including two seniors.
Mikolaj Czarnecki was tops in the 200-yard freestyle (1:41.48), the 100-yard butterfly (50.12) and the 500-yard freestyle (4:34.92). Csaba Pek finished first in the 200-yard individual medley (1:52.77), 100-yard backstroke (53.62) and the 100-yard breaststroke (58.11).
Their junior teammate, Eric Williams, won both sprint freestyle events, the 50-yard in 20.77 and the 100-yard in 46.40. He was also the anchor leg of the winning final event, the 200-yard freestyle (1:24.40), with John Walsh, Jacob Ross Gunn, and senior Anthony Fermin.
Walsh also was part of the winning relay team in the men’s opening event, the 200-yard medley relay (1:35.81), along with Gunn, Alan Forbes and Fermin.
Also picking up a first-place individual win was senior Jonathan Van Zee, in the 1000-yard freestyle, with a time of 9:49.37.
Senior Ronald Cortina picked up wins in both diving events. He had top scores of 306.10 on the 1-meter and 343.55 on the 3-meter. The FAU men actually were 1-4 on both boards, with the 1-meter listing Cortina, Gregory Cox, Nick Delong and senior Ryan King, and the 3-meter going Cortina-Delong-Cox-King.
The men and women will now set their sights on Rockwell, Texas, for the Sun Belt Conference Championships. The meet lasts from Wednesday, February 22, and continues through Saturday, February 25.