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 women, junior Eszter Bucz continued her string of success with three individual victories. She topped the field in the 1000-yard freestyle (10:33.72), the 200-yard individual medley (2:05.09) and the 100-yard breaststroke (1:05.25).
Seniors Erin Hersey and Jonna Nyback each placed in three different events. They combined with Iwona Lefanowicz and Frida Nilsson to win the opening race, the 200-yard medley relay, in a time of 1:48.00. Hersey also was runner-up in the 100-yard butterfly (58.13) and was third in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:07.99). Nyback was runner-up in both the 100-yard freestyle (52.21) and as part of the 200-yard freestyle relay team (1:38.65), with seniors Stephanie Barker and Elizabeth Starke, and junior Kristen LeGro.
Besides the 200-yard medley relay, Nilsson also finished first in the 50-yard freestyle (24.64). She was third in the 100-yard freestyle (53.24). Fellow freshman Lefanowicz also finished first in the 100-yard backstroke (57.82).
The other first-place finish for the women on Saturday came from freshman Anett Kovacs, in the 100-yard butterfly (57.58). She was runner-up in both the 200-yard freestyle (1:52.63) and in the 500-yard freestyle (5:00.86).
On the boards, Courtney Hansen earned second place in both of her events. She had a score of 218.95 on the 1-meter and 270.65 on the 3-meter.
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.