Florida Atlantic University Swimming & Diving in Fifth after Day Two of CCSA Championships
Atlanta, GA—Florida Atlantic University swimming and diving finished day two of the CCSA Swimming and Diving Championship with one win and nine lifetime bests.
To begin the second day of finals, sophomore Bennett Bean took fourth in the 500 free with a final time of 4:29.86. Zachary Kitzis swam for the Owls in the “B” final of the 500 free and finished 12th overall recording a lifetime best of 4:36.35. Freshman Connor Hodges and Shawn String competed in the “C” final of the 500 free and finished 19th (4:37.68) and 21st (4:40.22), respectively. Hodges time of 4:37.68 was a lifetime best. Another lifetime best came from freshman Micahel Rahrig in the 500 free; where Rahrig swam a 4:46.16 in the prelims today.
Freshman Marco Leo led the way for the Owls in the 200 IM, competing in the “B” final. Leo set a lifetime best recording a final time of 1:50.55. Junior Nick Landi followed in next at 13th overall in the 200 IM finishing with a final time of 1:52.77. In the “C” finals of the 200 IM junior Konstantin Byshnev recorded a lifetime best of 1:52.70, as did freshman Christian Pineiro with 1:52.87.
The next event for the men was the 50 free. Senior Matthieu Burtez and junior John Nolte tied for third place overall finishing in a final time of 20.46. Nolte was able to record a lifetime best with that third place finish. In seventh place overall was John Brennock. Brennock was also able to record a lifetime best, finishing with a time of 20.57. Sophomore Cole Wisecarver competed in the “C” final of the 50 free and finished with a 21.63.
After claiming first place yesterday in the 1 meter dive, setting a school and conference record junior diver Ryan McIntire was back at it again today. McIntire set the school and conference record in the prelims of the 3 meter dive with a score of 348.35. In the final scoring of the event McIntire claimed a first place finish with an overall score of 347.55.
To end the day the freshman relay team made up of Joaquin Garcia Uribe, Colin Kemp, Colin Kozak and Jason Woodburn competed in the “B” finals of the 200 free relay. The team set a freshman record with a final time of 1:24.64, as Garcia’s lead off time of 20.98 was a lifetime best.
After two days of competition, the men are in fifth place with a score of 345. Day three will begin Friday, Feb. 19 at 10:00 a.m., starting with the 400-yard Individual Medley preliminary. The event finals for day three will start at 6:00 p.m.