Senior Adam Corbin had a top-five performance in the 200-yard freestyle while also participating in two relay teams
Nov. 20, 2010
Atlanta, Ga. - Another strong day has put the Florida Atlantic University men's swimming and diving team in seventh place in the 13-team national field after Saturday's action of the Georgia Tech Invitational in Atlanta.
The Owls have tallied 245 points and trail the host Yellow Jackets for sixth place. Florida State University leads the meet heading into the final day of competition while the University of Florida and Michigan State University round out the top three teams.
FAU posted two top-five efforts to help gain valuable team points. Help leading the way was junior Csaba Pek. The Budapest, Hungary native earned a fifth-place showing in the 400-yard individual medley with a season-best 3:55.71 seconds. He lowered his time from the morning's preliminary round by nearly two seconds.
Senior Adam Corbin also posted a fifth-place in the 200-yard freestyle event. The reigning Sun Belt Conference Male Swimmer of the Week posted a season-best (1:39.32) to gain 20 team points. Corbin was also a member of two relay teams that earned points. The Clearwater, Fla. native swam the second leg of the seventh-place 200-yard medley relay team. Other team members included juniors Tyler Griffith and Anthony Fermin along with sophomore Eric Williams. He rounded out his busy day on the sixth-place 800-yard freestyle relay with team members juniors Mikolaj Czarnecki, Jonathan Van Zee and sophomore Steven Carroll.
Griffith had a strong individual performance with a sixth-place showing in the 100-yard backstroke (50.55). Senior David Rudolf also advanced to the finals of the backstroke event and finished 24th (52.53).
FAU will conclude action in the meet with seven events scheduled on Sunday. Preliminary rounds will take place in the morning with the final heat races in the early afternoon.