By Delaney Lanker, Swimming World College Intern
Day two of the Sunshine State Conference Championships began this morning. The prelims of the men’s and women’s 400 IM, 100 butterfly and 200 free were swam.
Last night’s winner of the 200 IM, Rebecca Matthews of Lynn, had the fastest time of the morning in the women’s 400 IM with a 2:23.71. Nova Southeastern came in second and third. Courney DeVeny went a 4:28.85 to be seeded second going into finals and behind her was her teammate Malin Westman with a 4:29.18.
Florida Southern’s Matthew Holmes touched first in the men’s 400 IM this morning with a 3:54.22. Florida Tech’s Yogoh Kubagawa came in second with a 5:56.62 and Antonio Nunez, also from Florida tech went a 3:57.41 for third.
In the women’s 100 butterfly, Natalia Garriock from St. Leo, touched the wall first with a 56.13 and two one hundredths behind her was Florida Southern’s Krystal Karas with a 56.15 and to be seeded second going into finals. Tampa’s Victoria Horsman finished in third with a 56.50
Thiago Sickert of Nova Southeastern had the fastest time this morning in the men’s 100 butterfly with a 47.32. This is only a few one hundreths’s off of the current SSC record of 47.29 held by Pawl Trenda. Trenda touched second this morning with a 47.76 and Edson Lima from Florida Southern came in third with a 47.92.
Nova Southeastern’s Emma Wahlstrom had the quickest time of he morning in the women’s 200 freestyle. Going a 1;50.07 she is seeded first going into finals tonight. Florida Southern had the second and third fastest times of the morning. Alli Crenshaw, who won the 1000 free last night, went a 1:50.40 for second this morning and her teammate Kelsey Gouge touched in at a 1;50.96 for third.
In the men’s 200 free Jesus Marin from Florida Southern had the fastest time of the morning with a 1:37.61. Jeremy Parker of Tampa will be seeded second at finals with a 1:38.16 and close behind him was Nova Southeastern’s Victor Tarin with a 1:38.91.
Finals will begin at 6 pm (EST) tonight.