UWF Closes Fall with Impressive Swims at FIT Panther Invitational

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UWF Swimming 2015 - Photo/UWF
UWF Swimming 2015 - Photo/UWF
UWF Swimming 2015 - Photo/UWF
UWF Swimming 2015 – Photo/UWF – Emmele Photography

UWF Closes Fall with Impressive Swims at FIT Panther Invitational

Argos post more than a dozen NCAA B-cuts in the 4-day meet

By Brian Henry

MELBOURNE, Fla. – Despite having difficult weather conditions at the outdoor pool at Florida Tech the past two days, the UWF swim team managed to emerge with some impressive performances, which included establishing or improving upon NCAA B-cut times in 17 of 18 events it competed in at the Panther Invitational.

With the adjustment of the Saturday/Sunday schedule and the elimination of Sunday prelims, the group of UWF, FIT, North Florida and St. Leo concentrated on getting good times.

Senior Paulina Szydlo highlighted the final day for the Argonauts with a 200 Breaststroke time of 2:16.30 that is a very strong B-cut. That is the second-fastest time in the country and just under two seconds shy of an automatic qualifying time.

Senior Peggy de Villiers had a pair of good swims Sunday, helping the 400 Freestyle Relay record a B-cut in 3:31.29 with a leadoff 100 of 51.71 which ranks as the seventh-fastest in the country. She came back later with a 100 Butterfly time trial of 55.75 – good for the No. 3 time in the Division II ranks.

Freshman Pia Hulley shaved more than two-and-a-half seconds off her previous B-cut time in the 200 Backstroke, touching in 2:01.15. She remains the holder of the third-fastest time in the nation, while her 100 Back time of 56.49 from Friday is ranked No. 6.

UWF is off for the fall portion of the 2015-16 season and will return to the pool when it hosts the UWF Holiday Invite on Saturday, Jan. 2 at 11 a.m.

 

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Florida Swim Network