Feb. 24, 2012
ROCKWELL, TX - Four more school records were broken on day two of the Sun Belt Conference Championships by the Florida Atlantic swimmers and divers.
The Owls had three runner-up finishes on Thursday and their first two wins of the championships. Diver Ronald Cortina is the 2012 SBC Champion on the 3-meter boards, finishing with a final score of 367.60, breaking a school record set in 2007. Also, in the day's final event, the men's 200-yard freestyle relay team of Eric Williams, John Walsh, Steven Wright and Anthony Fermin had a winning time of 1:20.91, just barely off the school record of 1:20.85.
Junior Eszter Bucz broke her own school record she set in November in the 200-yard individual medley (1:59.41), finishing as runner-up after winning the preliminary heat earlier in the day. Also finishing as runner-up and setting a new FAU mark (by one-one-hundredth of a second) was Williams in the 50-yard freestyle, with his finals time of 20.15.
Csaba Pek was fifth overall in the men's 200-yard IM, but broke the record he set as a freshman, finishing yesterday in a time of 1:49.74.
Each team stayed in their respective places as they did after day one. The women are again in fifth, and the men third, only trailing first-place Denver by 13.5 points.
Day three today will see 13 events completed, including the 400-yard IM, where Bucz looks to defend her SBC Championship of a year ago, while Pek attempts to uphold his top time in the conference this year.