Lindenwood wins Washington Invite title for second consecutive victory
ST. LOUIS -- Seventh-ranked Lindenwood won its second consecutive meet this weekend after capturing the team title at the Washington Invitational.
The Lions opened up a 61-point lead during day one of the competition and then pulled away during day two of the event. They ended with 894.50 points, more than 154 better than runner-up Washington.
Lindenwood won six of the 20 events while capturing the title. The Lions won two relays, and Sylwester Borowicz-Skoneczny and Ramunas Paknys each won two individual titles.
Lindenwood won the 200 medley relay and 400 medley relay. The squad of Paknys, Mateusz Pacholczyk, Alex Sajewski, and Ivars Akmentins won the 200 medley in a time of 1:35.34. The 400 medley relay team finished in a time of 3:27.30 and consisted of Paknys, Pacholczyk, Gustavo Silva Santa, and Cody Friedhoff.
Borowicz-Skoneczny won the 500 free (4:37.17) and 1650 free (15:53.45) events. Paknys swept the back events, winning the 100 back (50.90) and 200 back (1:51.14).
No. T2 Queens (N.C.) vs. Lenoir Rhyne and St. Andrews
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Queens (N.C.) won the 200 medley relay by the team of Harry Traystman, Niclas Eriksson, Evante Gibson, and Matthew Josa in the time of 1:33.17.
Continuing the winning ways for the Royals were Alex Menke with a 9:30.81 in the 1000 freestyle, Hayden Kosater with a 1:43.30 in the 200 freestyle, Felipe de Oliveira with a1:55.92 in the 200 IM, Christian Yeatts with a 52.68 in the 100 butterfly, Kosater with 47.35 in the 100 freestyle, and Traystman with a 51.16 in the 100 backstroke.
No. 18 Wayne State (Mich.) 153, No. T2 Grand Valley State 147
DETROIT -- On Senior Day and in front of 455 people at the Matthaei Natatorium on Saturday, Wayne State earned a 153-147 victory against Grand Valley State. The dual meet victory by the Warriors ended the Lakers' run of four consecutive victories in dual matches against WSU.
Freshman Soren Holm won two individual events for the Warriors and earned an NCAA "B" cut qualifying standard with his time of 48.86 in the 100 butterfly. Holm won both butterfly events, also recording first with a time of 1:53.42 in the 200 butterfly.
Wayne State swept the top three spots in both diving competitions, earning 32 of a possible 38 points overall on both boards combined. Junior Dylan Szegedi won both boards convincingly, taking the one-meter board with a score of 334.25 and the three-meter board with a score of 338.00.
Junior Kevin White and freshman Adam Littell placed second and third, respectively, on both boards. White had a score of 265.90 on the one-meter board and a tally of 274.90 on the three-meter springboard. Littell had scores of 246.40 (three-meter) and 265.90 (one-meter).
Senior Kristian Larsen placed first in the 100 freestyle (46.93) and was second in the 200 freestyle (1:44.55).
No. 4 Florida Southern 146, No. 14 Nova Southeastern 59
LAKELAND -- Less than 24 hours after six Florida Southern swimmers posted individual wins in a victory against Emory, the Moccasins topped that by one in their win against Nova Southeastern. This time, seven different Moccasins were the first to tap the pad and two relay teams also won to lift No. 4 Florida Southern to a 146-59 decision against the 14th-ranked Sharks.
Florida Southern (6-0 in dual meets) won all but one of the 11 races Saturday, and in six of them, the Moccasins also took second place. That happened in each of the first two races where the Mocs were 1-2 in the 400-yard medley relay, and 1-2-3 in the 1,000-yard freestyle. The relay race was especially tight, where the Mocs’ B team of freshman Diego Gimenez, junior Spencer Rowe, sophomore Edson Lima and sophomore Raul Garrastazu beat their A team of senior Thomas Nguyen, senior Zach Edwards, junior Allan Gutierrez and senior Robbie Swan by just more than half a second.
In the 1,000-freestyle, sophomore Juan Tolosa won for the fifth time this year in that race, posting a 9-second win against Garrastazu, with freshman Franco Lupoli finishing third. It was one of two wins for Tolosa in the meet, as he later headlined another 1-2-3 finish by the Mocs in the 500-freestyle. In that race, Tolosa was six seconds ahead of junior Jesus Marin, who in turn was only 0.06 seconds ahead of Lupoli.
No. 6 Tampa 215, Rollins 45
WINTER PARK, Fla. -- Tampa competed against Sunshine State Conference opponent Rollins in its final regular-season meet of 2013-14, and the No. 6 Spartans defeated the Tars 215-45.
The Spartans began the race with a pair of relay wins, starting with the 200 Medley Relay team of Karl Burdis, Scott Nocco, Zane Hranac and Ricardo Moscoso (1:36.64). The 500 Free Relay group of Zach Sprague, Jacob Mackey and Kyle Freudiger also picked up a first-place effort (5:17.34).
Danny Duhig was one of three Spartan men to win a pair of individual races, as he took both the 200 Free (1:48.21) and 100 Breast (1:01.71). Runar Borgen claimed the 50 Back (24.11) and 100 Free (47.23) as Nocco championed the 50 Breast (27.79) and 100 IM (53.71).
Tampa took first place in every race of the meet, as other Spartans to win included Mackey in the 100 Fly (52.96), Max Coulls in the 50 Free (21.68), Burdis in the 100 Back (52.50), Damen Pheiffer in the 300 Free (2:48.43) and Freudiger in the 50 Fly (24.25).
The 200 Free Relay team of Phieffer, Borgen, Freudiger and Sprague won the final event of the afternoon, finishing with a time of 1:27.77.