2020 Conference USA Championships Day 1: FIU Sweeps Opening Relays

FIU Swimmer Julia Miranda Photo Courtesy: Florida International Athletics

The 2020 Conference USA Championships began tonight at McAuley Aquatic Center on the campus of Georgia Tech in Atlanta with the 200 medley relay and 800 freestyle relay.

The six-team meet features Marshall University, Old Dominion University, University of North Texas, Florida Atlantic University, Rice University, and five-time defending champions Florida International University.

Day 1 Results

Conference USA Championships: 200 Medley Relay

Florida International University took the first event of the night, with the team of junior Julia Miranda (24.95), junior Sara Gyertyanffy (27.11), sophomore Kelsie Campbell (23.86), and freshman Jasmine Nocentini (22.36) winning the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:38.28.

Florida International was followed by second place Rice University (1:40.65), third place Florida Atlantic University (1:41.82), fourth place University of North Texas (1:43.05), and fifth place Old Dominion University (1:43.90). Marshall University’s time was good enough for second place but was disqualified for an early takeoff.

200 Medley Relay

Conference USA Championships: 800 Freestyle Relay

Florida International made it a sweep of the opening night relays with a win in the 800 freestyle relay. Freshman Lamija Medosevic led off in 1:46.80 and was followed into the pool by fellow freshman Jasmine Nocentini (1:46.64), junior Stephanie Hussey (1:46.51), and senior Taylor Grabenhorst (1:49.36).

Rice again finished in second place in 7:13.15, followed by University of North Texas in third (7:24.03), Florida Atlantic in fourth (7:27.06), Old Dominion in fifth (7:27.49), and Marshall in sixth (7:33.95).

800 Free Relay - Part 1

800 Free Relay - Part 2

Prelims on Thursday, February 27th will begin at 10:30am ET, and finals at 6pm ET, which will be available for live streaming here.

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