Saint Leo swim teams take down Rollins in home meet
SAINT LEO, Fla. – The Saint Leo women’s swimming team won all 10 events against Rollins College while the men’s team took nine of 10, as the Lions swept both halves of its meet against the visiting Tars on Saturday at the Marion Bowman Aquatic Center.
With temperatures in the mid-40s, the Saint Leo women won 71.00-15.00, while the men’s team posted a 64.00-22.00 triumph over Rollins.
Junior Nicole Weber, sophomore Natalia Garriock, and freshman Maftuna Tuhtasinova each won a pair of individual races for the women’s team, while both sophomore Daniel Bis and sophomore Hunter Bains also had a pair of firsts for the men’s team.
Final Score: W – Saint Leo 71.00, Rollins 15.00 |
M – Saint Leo 64.00, Rollins 22.00
Location: Marion Bowman Aquatic Center | Saint Leo, Fla.
How It Happened
WOMEN | The Saint Leo team of Tuhtasinova, freshman Sidney Martin, sophomore Alicia Carlin, and junior Isabella Bains set the tone in the day’s first event, edging the Tars by .05 seconds to win the 200 Medley Relay (1:53.28).
Weber won her first event of the day in the 200 Free (1:58.11) and freshman Alyssa McNamara (2:02.51) completed the Lions 1-2 finish in the event. Garriock (24.73) and Bains (26.77) followed with another 1-2 finish in the 50 Free, with Tuhtasinova clocking a time of 1:01.52 in the 100 Individual Medley, over four seconds faster than her nearest competitor.
Sophomore Olga Britton (1:00.43) and Carlin (1:01.80) posted another first-and-second sweep for Saint Leo in the 100 Butterfly. Garriock (53.45) picked up her second first-place finish of the day in the 100 Free, and Tuhtasinova (58.31) repeated the feat in the 100 Backstroke. Weber (1:05.39) also logged a second first-place finish with a win in the 100 Breaststroke, defeating her nearest competitor by nearly seven seconds.
Garriock, Britton, Carlin, and Bains completed the 10-event sweep with a victory in the 200 Free Relay with a time of 1:42.45. Saint Leo’s “B” team of Martin, sophomore Jaclyn Taylor, Weber, and senior Katie Sanacore took second in the race with a mark of 1:46.82.
MEN | Much like the women’s team, the Saint Leo men’s team rattled off wins in the first eight events before capping their win in the 200 Free Relay.
The four-some of freshman Kane Klimczak, sophomore Jan Dahrendorff, senor Evan Jacob, and sophomore Daniel Bis opened with a win in the 200 Medley Relay, clocking a time of 1:40.90.
Bis (1:47.12) took his first individual win of the day in the next event, the 200 Free, with Bains (22.51) following up with a win in the 50 Free. Sophomore Gabe Langner (53.88) and senior Matheus Assis (55.22) recorded a 1-2 finish in the 100 Individual Medley, and Assis was part of another 1-2 finish for the Lions in the next event, the 100 Butterfly, along with Dahrendorff with times of 53.60 and 54.80 respectively.
Bains (48.21) won the 100 Free, while Jacob (54.55) carried the 100 Backstroke to give the Lions two more firsts. Bis captured his second first-place finish of the day in the 500 Free with a time of 4:42.04.
The men’s team closed out the meet with a healthy win in the 200 Free Relay, as the team of Assis, Jacob, Langner, and Klimczak notched a time of 1:27.73.
From the Coach
Head Coach Paul Mangen: “I was really impressed with the toughness of the team. I thought they handled their business like professionals today, and they executed the plan as directed and raced technically sound. That’s all I can ask when the conditions are like they were today.”
Florida Swim Network