By Grace Hoffmann, Swimming World College Intern
In Athens, Georgia at the Gabrielsen Natatorium the FGCU Women are continuing to stay in the lead. The UMBC Men are also now in the lead while entering the last day of the 2016 Coastal Collegiate Championship on February 20.
Four meet records fell last night. On the men’s side the meet record was broken for the 400 IM and 100 Fly. On the women’s side, the meet record for the 200 freestyle was broken and also the 400 medley relay.
Women’s Team Scores
- Georgia Southern-685
- Incarnate Word-519
- University of North Florida-310
- North Carolina A&T-145
Finals started off with the 400 IM. In first place was London Schumacher (Gardner-Webb) with a time of 4:15.38. Following in second was Christina Elmgreen from FGCU (4:16.73). Teammate Barbara Caraballo finished third with a 4:20.48.
Freshman from FGCU, Fanny Teijonsalo, had an incredible 100 butterfly. Finishing first with a time of 52.47, missing the meet record by only .33. In second place was Giorgie Graves (Gardner-Webb) with a 53.94. Third place finisher was Yee Ching Wong (FGCU) with a 54.48.
In the 200 freestyle, Elise Haan set a new meet record. This freshman from FGCU went a 1:46.20, beating the previous meet record by more than half a second after she had tied it in prelims. Second place was Liberty’s Natalie Beale with a 1:48.12. FGCU’s Linda Shaw got third (1:48.66).
FGCU’s Evita Leter won the women’s 100 yard breaststroke with a time of 1:01.10. Second place Prudence Rooker (Liberty) swam a 1:02.09, touching out Lili Toth from Gardner-Webb (1:02.46).
Winner and record breaker of the 200 yard freestyle, Elise Haan (FGCU) also won the 100 backstroke with a time of 52.08. Second place went to teammate Katie Latham (53.94). Third place finisher was Liberty’s Kendall Hough (54.11).
Day 3 finals ended with the women’s 400 medley relay. FGCU took gold and set a new meet record with a time of 3:33.92. The relay consisted of Elise Haan, Katie Armitage, Fanny Teijonsalo, and Katie Latham. Second place went to Liberty (3:44.14). Third place was Gardner-Webb (3:45.01).
Men’s Team Scores
- Incarnate Word-921
- Old Dominion-859.5
- Florida Atlantic-685
The men’s meet started off with a meet record-breaking race by David Moore. Incarnate Word junior went a 3:45.24. Second place and teammate, Beau Fusilier swam a 3:50.84. Third place went to Anton Mikaelsson, from Old Dominion, with a 3:51.38.
The men’s 100 yard butterfly was won by Gardner-Webb’s Nathan Lile, with a 46.52, he broke the meet record by .13. Also going under the previous meet record was second place winner, Reed Mathews (Old Dominion) with a time of 46.61. Third place finisher was Philip Adejumo (UMBC) with a time of 48.43.
Following the 100 butterfly was the 200 freestyle. Gregor Spoerlein of UMBC won the event with a 1:37.63. In second place was Matthieu Burtez (FAU) who clocked in at a 1:37.70. Third place went to Victor Sa of Old Dominion (1:37.87).
Leo Endres (UMBC) won the 100 breaststroke with a 54.27. Andrey Chechelnytskyi from Incarnate Word got second (54.81). Third place, Jacob Zeidler (Old Dominion) swam a 55.12.
The final individual event of the night, the 100 backstroke, was won by Hunter Swartsel (FAU). He swam a 48.53. Second place with a time of 48.69 was Connor Bos (Gardner-Webb). John Brennock of FAU placed third (49.01).
The session ended with the 400 medley relay. Old Dominion won the race with a time of 3:14.33. The relay consisted of Anton Mikaelsson, Jacob Zeidler, Reed Mathews, and Victor Sa. Second place finisher was UMBC (3:16.06). Third place was Incarnate Word (3:16.91).
For more information about meet results, click here.