SYRACUSE, NY., Nov. 4. FLORIDA Atlantic University used nine first place finishes by the women and eight by the men to take two victories at Syracuse yesterday. The men took a 56 point win with a 138-82 finish, while the women came away with a 136-98 victory.
FAU's Dariusz Szymanski dominated the pool as he came away with three first place finishes: the 1,000 yard freestyle (9:53.06), 200 yard butterfly (1:52.40) and 500 yard freestyle (4:42.31).
The Lady Owls showed that they have many talented swimmers as five different individuals placed first in their respective events: Andrea VanDerPlaats (1000 yard free), Emma Petersson (200 yard free), Valeria Dalmastro (50 yard free), Maria Mulyayeva (200 yard IM) and Jacqueline Beitel (100 yard free).
Mulyayeva set a pool record in the 200 IM with her time of 2:05.65, breaking the old record of 2:05.95 set in 1997.
Matt Streicher and Asheley Boland both finished on top of the leader board in diving. Streicher finished in the one-meter with a score of 280.27 points and secon in the 3-meter with 259.42 points. Boland won the 3-meter with 271.95 and was second on the one-meter with a score of 253.35 points.
The two teams next travel to the Georgia Invitational on November 30 for the three-day event.