2019 Conference USA Championships Day 4: FIU Finishes First

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Photo Courtesy: Conference USA

By Xonzy Gaddis, Swimming World College Intern.

The last finals session of the 2019 Conference USA Championships featured six events including the 1650 free, 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly and 400 free relay.

After four days of serious competition, Florida International University takes first place in the meet with 935.5 points. Rice University took second with 872.5 points and University of North Texas came in third with 522 points.

Women’s 1650 Free

FIU kicked off finals strong with senior Oceane Peretti hitting a 16:22.73 and taking first place in the 1650. Rice junior, Claire Therien, came in second with 16:28.62, and FAU junior, Spence Atkins came in third with 16:43.29.

In fourth place came Rice senior, Hanna Huston, with a 16:45.45, followed by Rice junior Sarah Nowaski (16:51.03), ODU freshman, Jacqueline Tinneny (16:56.41), Rice freshman, Shannon Jelley (17:07.34), and Marshall junior, Angelica DiMarzio took eighth place with 17:08.62.

 1 Peretti, Oceane  SR FIU              16:43.99   16:22.73 B       20  
    r:+0.87  27.08        55.86 (28.78)
        1:25.06 (29.20)     1:54.52 (29.46)
        2:24.32 (29.80)     2:53.85 (29.53)
        3:23.58 (29.73)     3:53.40 (29.82)
        4:23.13 (29.73)     4:52.92 (29.79)
        5:22.49 (29.57)     5:52.04 (29.55)
        6:21.51 (29.47)     6:51.00 (29.49)
        7:20.59 (29.59)     7:50.22 (29.63)
        8:20.00 (29.78)     8:50.00 (30.00)
        9:19.95 (29.95)     9:50.08 (30.13)
       10:20.33 (30.25)    10:50.82 (30.49)
       11:21.14 (30.32)    11:51.35 (30.21)
       12:21.71 (30.36)    12:51.87 (30.16)
       13:22.42 (30.55)    13:52.67 (30.25)
       14:23.02 (30.35)    14:53.10 (30.08)
       15:23.61 (30.51)    15:53.82 (30.21)    16:22.73 (28.91)
  2 Therien, Claire  JR Rice             16:53.51   16:28.62 B       17  
    r:+0.69  27.49        57.28 (29.79)
        1:27.03 (29.75)     1:56.87 (29.84)
        2:26.85 (29.98)     2:56.74 (29.89)
        3:26.70 (29.96)     3:56.91 (30.21)
        4:26.97 (30.06)     4:57.30 (30.33)
        5:27.52 (30.22)     5:57.81 (30.29)
        6:28.14 (30.33)     6:58.52 (30.38)
        7:28.74 (30.22)     7:59.04 (30.30)
        8:29.31 (30.27)     8:59.53 (30.22)
        9:29.78 (30.25)     9:59.84 (30.06)
       10:30.06 (30.22)    10:59.95 (29.89)
       11:30.06 (30.11)    12:00.05 (29.99)
       12:30.06 (30.01)    13:00.15 (30.09)
       13:30.17 (30.02)    14:00.18 (30.01)
       14:30.24 (30.06)    15:00.31 (30.07)
       15:30.24 (29.93)    15:59.84 (29.60)    16:28.62 (28.78)
  3 Atkins, Spence   JR FAU              16:34.47   16:43.29 NIAB    16  
    r:+0.75  26.96        56.41 (29.45)
        1:26.14 (29.73)     1:56.33 (30.19)
        2:26.47 (30.14)     2:56.91 (30.44)
        3:27.35 (30.44)     3:57.94 (30.59)
        4:28.56 (30.62)     4:59.15 (30.59)
        5:29.76 (30.61)     6:00.41 (30.65)
        6:31.06 (30.65)     7:01.72 (30.66)
        7:32.48 (30.76)     8:03.06 (30.58)
        8:33.81 (30.75)     9:04.65 (30.84)
        9:35.65 (31.00)    10:06.51 (30.86)
       10:37.50 (30.99)    11:08.25 (30.75)
       11:39.38 (31.13)    12:10.41 (31.03)
       12:41.10 (30.69)    13:11.91 (30.81)
       13:42.72 (30.81)    14:13.41 (30.69)
       14:44.22 (30.81)    15:14.68 (30.46)
       15:44.82 (30.14)    16:14.15 (29.33)    16:43.29 (29.14)
  4 Huston, Hanna    SR Rice             16:42.41   16:45.45 NIAB    15  
    r:+0.79  27.69        57.72 (30.03)
        1:28.07 (30.35)     1:58.80 (30.73)
        2:29.37 (30.57)     3:00.05 (30.68)
        3:30.76 (30.71)     4:01.41 (30.65)
        4:32.15 (30.74)     5:02.86 (30.71)
        5:33.17 (30.31)     6:03.61 (30.44)
        6:34.33 (30.72)     7:05.06 (30.73)
        7:35.84 (30.78)     8:06.55 (30.71)
        8:37.46 (30.91)     9:08.13 (30.67)
        9:38.73 (30.60)    10:09.51 (30.78)
       10:39.94 (30.43)    11:10.82 (30.88)
       11:41.43 (30.61)    12:12.22 (30.79)
       12:43.12 (30.90)    13:13.68 (30.56)
       13:44.19 (30.51)    14:14.88 (30.69)
       14:45.54 (30.66)    15:16.05 (30.51)
       15:46.38 (30.33)    16:16.19 (29.81)    16:45.45 (29.26)
  5 Nowaski, Sarah   JR Rice             17:02.08   16:51.03 NIAB    14  
    r:+0.76  27.93        58.19 (30.26)
        1:28.59 (30.40)     1:58.97 (30.38)
        2:29.38 (30.41)     3:00.08 (30.70)
        3:30.56 (30.48)     4:01.30 (30.74)
        4:32.05 (30.75)     5:02.61 (30.56)
        5:33.24 (30.63)     6:04.08 (30.84)
        6:34.70 (30.62)     7:05.43 (30.73)
        7:36.33 (30.90)     8:07.09 (30.76)
        8:38.05 (30.96)     9:09.01 (30.96)
        9:39.95 (30.94)    10:10.80 (30.85)
       10:41.75 (30.95)    11:12.50 (30.75)
       11:43.42 (30.92)    12:14.20 (30.78)
       12:45.10 (30.90)    13:15.96 (30.86)
       13:46.99 (31.03)    14:18.14 (31.15)
       14:48.99 (30.85)    15:19.90 (30.91)
       15:50.52 (30.62)    16:21.14 (30.62)    16:51.03 (29.89)
  6 Tinneny, Jacque  FR Odu Monarchs     16:58.33   16:56.41 NIAB    13  
    r:+0.72  28.02        58.19 (30.17)
        1:28.98 (30.79)     1:59.82 (30.84)
        2:30.54 (30.72)     3:01.35 (30.81)
        3:31.84 (30.49)     4:02.61 (30.77)
        4:33.36 (30.75)     5:03.93 (30.57)
        5:34.69 (30.76)     6:05.27 (30.58)
        6:36.00 (30.73)     7:06.80 (30.80)
        7:37.59 (30.79)     8:08.51 (30.92)
        8:39.40 (30.89)     9:10.49 (31.09)
        9:41.59 (31.10)    10:12.58 (30.99)
       10:43.47 (30.89)    11:14.49 (31.02)
       11:45.68 (31.19)    12:16.93 (31.25)
       12:48.19 (31.26)    13:19.21 (31.02)
       13:50.57 (31.36)    14:21.75 (31.18)
       14:52.91 (31.16)    15:23.94 (31.03)
       15:54.87 (30.93)    16:26.18 (31.31)    16:56.41 (30.23)
  7 Jelley, Shannon  FR Rice             17:25.73   17:07.34 NIAB    12  
    r:+0.83  28.39        59.02 (30.63)
        1:30.20 (31.18)     2:01.37 (31.17)
        2:32.42 (31.05)     3:03.55 (31.13)
        3:35.09 (31.54)     4:06.33 (31.24)
        4:37.77 (31.44)     5:09.23 (31.46)
        5:40.23 (31.00)     6:11.28 (31.05)
        6:42.25 (30.97)     7:13.47 (31.22)
        7:44.41 (30.94)     8:15.56 (31.15)
        8:46.64 (31.08)     9:17.76 (31.12)
        9:48.88 (31.12)    10:20.02 (31.14)
       10:50.76 (30.74)    11:21.71 (30.95)
       11:53.05 (31.34)    12:24.60 (31.55)
       12:56.03 (31.43)    13:27.56 (31.53)
       13:58.96 (31.40)    14:30.62 (31.66)
       15:02.21 (31.59)    15:33.69 (31.48)
       16:05.18 (31.49)    16:36.85 (31.67)    17:07.34 (30.49)
  8 Di Marzio, Ange  JR Marshall         17:10.65   17:08.62 NIAB    11  
    r:+0.74  28.32        58.57 (30.25)
        1:29.26 (30.69)     2:00.34 (31.08)
        2:31.52 (31.18)     3:02.87 (31.35)
        3:34.00 (31.13)     4:05.02 (31.02)
        4:36.12 (31.10)     5:07.36 (31.24)
        5:38.77 (31.41)     6:10.07 (31.30)
        6:41.56 (31.49)     7:13.13 (31.57)
        7:44.52 (31.39)     8:16.03 (31.51)
        8:47.36 (31.33)     9:18.70 (31.34)
        9:50.19 (31.49)    10:21.61 (31.42)
       10:52.95 (31.34)    11:24.55 (31.60)
       11:56.07 (31.52)    12:27.43 (31.36)
       12:58.88 (31.45)    13:30.29 (31.41)
       14:01.95 (31.66)    14:33.39 (31.44)
       15:05.01 (31.62)    15:36.51 (31.50)
       16:07.88 (31.37)    16:38.93 (31.05)    17:08.62 (29.69)

Women’s 200 Back

Rice sophomore, Ellery Parish, took another win in the 200 back, going a solid 1:56.75. In second place came FIU freshman, Holly Shepherd, with a 1:56.93 and in third place, Marshall junior, Jordyn O’Dell swam a 1:58.45.

Marshall senior, Caroline Wanner, took fourth place with 1:59.08, followed by Old Dominion junior, Jacklyn VandePoel (1:59.37), UNT sophomore, Robyn Lee (1:59.75), FIU freshman, Michaela Trnkova (2:01.56), and Rice senior, Rabea Tzenetos in eigth place with 2:02.48.

  1 Parish, Ellery   SO Rice              1:58.29    1:56.75 NIAA    20  
    r:+0.69  27.99        57.22 (29.23)
        1:26.91 (29.69)     1:56.75 (29.84)
  2 Shepherd, Holly  FR FIU               1:58.12    1:56.93 NIAA    17  
    r:+0.66  27.22        56.28 (29.06)
        1:26.35 (30.07)     1:56.93 (30.58)
  3 O'Dell, Jordyn   JR Marshall          1:58.85    1:58.45 NIAB    16  
    r:+0.57  28.13        58.02 (29.89)
        1:28.11 (30.09)     1:58.45 (30.34)
  4 Wanner, Carolin  SR Marshall          2:00.64    1:59.08 NIAB    15  
    r:+0.60  27.99        58.47 (30.48)
        1:28.84 (30.37)     1:59.08 (30.24)
  5 VandePoel, Jack  JR Odu Monarchs      1:59.75    1:59.37 NIAB    14  
    r:+0.68  27.96        57.68 (29.72)
        1:28.22 (30.54)     1:59.37 (31.15)
  6 Lee, Robyn       SO North Texas       2:03.55    1:59.75 NIAB    13  
    r:+0.70  27.95        58.00 (30.05)
        1:29.03 (31.03)     1:59.75 (30.72)
  7 Trnkova, Michae  FR FIU               2:01.18    2:01.56 NIAB    12  
    r:+0.60  27.64        58.70 (31.06)
        1:30.01 (31.31)     2:01.56 (31.55)
  8 Tzenetos, Rabea  SR Rice              2:01.97    2:02.48 NIAB    11  
    r:+0.61  28.60      1:00.65 (32.05)
        1:32.03 (31.38)     2:02.48 (30.45)

Women’s 100 Free

FIU senior, Naomi Ruele, dominated the 100 free with a 48.45. Right behind her came Marshall junior, Catherine Bendziewicz, with a 49.55 and in third place, UNT sophomore, Leigh Faires McGee, with a 49.73.

In fourth place came Rice freshman, Marta Cano Minarro, with a 49.89, followed by Rice junior, Kate Nezelek (49.99), Rice sophomore, Lindsay Mathys (50.05), Marshall sophomore, Darby Coles (50.30), and in eighth place, FIU freshman, Helga Fodor, with a 50.46.

1 Ruele, Naomi     SR FIU                 49.19      48.45 IV18    20  
    r:+0.69  22.96        48.45 (25.49)
  2 Bendziewicz, Ca  JR Marshall            49.97      49.55 NIAB    17  
    r:+0.64  23.84        49.55 (25.71)
  3 McGee, Leigh Fa  SO North Texas         50.18      49.73 NIAB    16  
    r:+0.66  23.96        49.73 (25.77)
  4 Cano Minarro, M  FR Rice                50.48      49.89 NIAB    15  
    r:+0.68  24.28        49.89 (25.61)
  5 Nezelek, Kate    JR Rice                50.22      49.99 NIAB    14  
    r:+0.70  24.24        49.99 (25.75)
  6 Mathys, Lindsay  SO Rice                50.36      50.05 NIAB    13  
    r:+0.82  24.20        50.05 (25.85)
  7 Coles, Darby     SO Marshall            50.98      50.30 NIAB    12  
    r:+0.76  24.03        50.30 (26.27)
  8 Fodor, Helga     FR FIU                 50.98      50.46 NIAB    11  
    r:+0.71  24.01        50.46 (26.45)

Women’s 200 Breast

Marie-Claire Schillinger from Rice took the lead in the 200 breast with a quick 2:09.67. Following Schillinger, FIU junior, Carita Luukkanen, took second place with 2:12.75 and Rice freshman, Phillis Range, placed third with 2:15.15.

FIU junior, Taylor Grabenhorst, took fourth place with 2:16.36, followed by Old Dominion senior, Emilie Petit (2:16.37), Rice sophomore, Nicole Limberg (2:17.01), Rice sophomore, Cailey Renken (2:17.96), and UNT freshman took eighth place with a solid 2:20.13.

1 Schillinger, Ma  SR Rice              2:10.80    2:09.67 IV18    20  
    r:+0.66  28.75      1:01.76 (33.01)
        1:35.44 (33.68)     2:09.67 (34.23)
  2 Luukkanen, Cari  JR FIU               2:15.57    2:12.75 NIAA    17  
    r:+0.70  29.80      1:03.05 (33.25)
        1:37.47 (34.42)     2:12.75 (35.28)
  3 Range, Phillis   FR Rice              2:16.16    2:15.15 NIAB    16  
    r:+0.75  30.43      1:04.94 (34.51)
        1:39.81 (34.87)     2:15.15 (35.34)
  4 Grabenhorst, Ta  JR FIU               2:16.79    2:16.36 NIAB    15  
    r:+0.69  30.84      1:05.24 (34.40)
        1:40.75 (35.51)     2:16.36 (35.61)
  5 Petit, Emilie    SR Odu Monarchs      2:18.29    2:16.37 NIAB    14  
    r:+0.75  31.11      1:05.46 (34.35)
        1:40.70 (35.24)     2:16.37 (35.67)
  6 Limberg, Nicole  SO Rice              2:17.83    2:17.01 NIAB    13  
    r:+0.72  30.68      1:04.66 (33.98)
        1:40.21 (35.55)     2:17.01 (36.80)
  7 Renken, Cailey   SO Rice              2:18.70    2:17.96 NIAB    12  
    r:+0.74  31.04      1:05.88 (34.84)
        1:41.37 (35.49)     2:17.96 (36.59)
  8 Beddingfield, B  FR North Texas       2:20.15    2:20.13 NIAB    11  
    r:+0.77  31.62      1:06.64 (35.02)
        1:42.90 (36.26)     2:20.13 (37.23)

Women’s 200 Fly

Lindsay Mathys, sophomore from Rice University, took first place in the 200 fly with a strong 1:58.59. In second place came FIU sophomore, Stephanie Hussey, with a 2:00.44, and in third, Rice freshman, Shannon Jelley, hit a 2:01.70.

In fourth place came Rice sophomore, Brittany Bui, with a 2:01.77, followed by FAU junior, Spence Atkins (2:01.82), Marshall senior, Maddie Schaffer (2:03.02), Rice junior, Sarah Nowaski (2:04.43), and in eighth place, FIU sophomore, Camille Wishaupt, finished with 2:04.73.

1 Mathys, Lindsay  SO Rice              2:00.45    1:58.59 NIAA    20  
    r:+0.80  27.11        56.91 (29.80)
        1:27.26 (30.35)     1:58.59 (31.33)
  2 Hussey, Stephan  SO FIU               2:01.06    2:00.44 NIAB    17  
    r:+0.74  26.97        57.44 (30.47)
        1:28.63 (31.19)     2:00.44 (31.81)
  3 Jelley, Shannon  FR Rice              2:00.40    2:01.70 NIAB    16  
    r:+0.83  27.83        58.38 (30.55)
        1:29.69 (31.31)     2:01.70 (32.01)
  4 Bui, Brittany    SO Rice              2:00.92    2:01.77 NIAB    15  
    r:+0.69  27.31        57.48 (30.17)
        1:28.48 (31.00)     2:01.77 (33.29)
  5 Atkins, Spence   JR FAU               1:59.97    2:01.82 NIAB    14  
    r:+0.73  26.79        57.59 (30.80)
        1:29.48 (31.89)     2:01.82 (32.34)
  6 Schaffer, Maddi  SR Marshall          2:02.76    2:03.02 NIAB    13  
    r:+0.69  27.62        58.51 (30.89)
        1:30.13 (31.62)     2:03.02 (32.89)
  7 Nowaski, Sarah   JR Rice              2:02.91    2:04.43 NIAB    12  
    r:+0.71  28.72      1:00.48 (31.76)
        1:32.82 (32.34)     2:04.43 (31.61)
  8 Wishaupt, Camil  SO FIU               2:01.89    2:04.73 NIAB    11  
    r:+0.72  27.31        58.21 (30.90)
        1:30.83 (32.62)     2:04.73 (33.90)

Women’s 400 Free Relay

Florida International University’s relay swooped in and took first place in the 400 free relay with a 3:18.66. The relay consisted of Sara Gyertyanffy who led off with 51.04, followed by Helga Fodor, splitting 49.69, Megan Bowen with 49.46, and anchored in by Naomi Ruele, touching the wall with a 48.47. FIU was followed by Rice University with a 3:19.30 and Marshall University in third place with 3:21.93.

UNT took fourth place with 3:25.79, followed by Old Dominion with 3:30.26, and FAU taking sixth place with a 3:32.40.

1 FIU                           3:22.42    3:18.66 NIAA    40  
     1) Gyertyanffy, Sara SO          2) r:0.13 Fodor, Helga FR       
     3) r:0.26 Bowen, Megan JR        4) r:0.28 Ruele, Naomi SR       
    r:+1.87  23.96        51.04 (51.04)
        1:14.31 (23.27)     1:40.73 (49.69)
        2:04.10 (23.37)     2:30.19 (49.46)
        2:52.73 (22.54)     3:18.66 (48.47)
  2 Rice                          3:24.45    3:19.30 NIAA    34  
     1) Nezelek, Kate JR              2) r:0.12 Gillentine, Harper JR 
     3) r:0.15 Mathys, Lindsay SO     4) r:0.36 Cano Minarro, Marta FR
    r:+0.71  24.33        49.95 (49.95)
        1:13.86 (23.91)     1:40.13 (50.18)
        2:03.94 (23.81)     2:30.18 (50.05)
        2:53.52 (23.34)     3:19.30 (49.12)
  3 Marshall                      3:25.38    3:21.93 NIAA    32  
     1) Bendziewicz, Catherine JR     2) r:0.30 Coles, Darby SO       
     3) r:0.34 Raines, Regan FR       4) r:0.25 O'Dell, Jordyn JR     
    r:+0.66  23.82        49.56 (49.56)
        1:13.44 (23.88)     1:39.65 (50.09)
        2:03.74 (24.09)     2:30.98 (51.33)
        2:54.73 (23.75)     3:21.93 (50.95)
  4 North Texas                   3:26.36    3:25.79 NIAA    30  
     1) McGee, Leigh Faires SO        2) r:0.36 Vasquez, Bryanna FR   
     3) r:0.28 Walpole, Alvena FR     4) r:0.39 Jensen, Emmabeth SR   
    r:+0.79  24.27        50.38 (50.38)
        1:15.56 (25.18)     1:42.31 (51.93)
        2:06.90 (24.59)     2:33.57 (51.26)
        2:58.05 (24.48)     3:25.79 (52.22)
  5 Odu Monarchs                  3:34.12    3:30.26         28  
     1) Petit, Emilie SR              2) r:0.16 Ellett, Katie SO      
     3) r:0.22 VandePoel, Jacklyn JR  4) r:0.53 Campbell, Nikia SO    
    r:+0.74  25.06        52.96 (52.96)
        1:17.98 (25.02)     1:46.23 (53.27)
        2:11.06 (24.83)     2:38.41 (52.18)
        3:03.38 (24.97)     3:30.26 (51.85)
  6 FAU                           3:29.37    3:32.40         26  
     1) Westbrook, Fatimah JR         2) r:0.25 Marshall, Abby SO     
     3) r:0.31 Martin, Sarah FR       4) r:0.39 Witkay, Kelsey JR     
    r:+0.63  25.23        52.43 (52.43)
        1:18.18 (25.75)     1:46.56 (54.13)
        2:11.92 (25.36)     2:40.00 (53.44)
        3:05.08 (25.08)     3:32.40 (52.40)