FAU Opens 2021-22 Campaign With Sweep Over Indian River

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September 25th, 2021 News

Florida Atlantic vs Indian River

Courtesy: FAU Athletics

BOCA RATON, Fla. – The Florida Atlantic University men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams defeated Indian River State in the Owls’ season opener on Friday afternoon. Despite a 30 minute weather delay, the men’s and women’s teams put up impressive performances in the first meet of the season against the 2021 NJCAA Swimming and Diving National Champions on both the men’s and women’s side. The FAU women beat the Pioneers for the fourth consecutive time, 187-113. The men defeated IRSC 156-143, marking the second time in a row they have taken down the NJCAA powerhouse.


  • The men’s 200 medley squad won the team’s first event of the year, as Nick Shaffer, Quinn Lacoursiere, Rateb Hussein and Peter Tanner Jr. led the group to a 1:31.92 finish. On the women’s side, FAU (Riley TroutMary AdamHailee Trotter and Micaela Bernard) tallied second (1:49.62)
  • Kirsten Hobson won the 1000 free with a time of 10:38.82. She later captured second in the 200 back (2:08.82)
  • Timo Paisley finished in second in the 1000 free (9:43.10) and 500 free (4:41.69)
  • The women’s team swept the 200 free, as Maggie Casey won the event in 1:53.14. Ella Marlow (1:55.30) and Sarah Martin (1:56.98) followed in second and third, respectively
  • Alec Peckmann won three events on the day with the first being the 200 free (1:41.03). He later followed up that performance with wins in the 100 free (45.94) and the 200 IM (1:52.91)
  • Riley Trout also took home individual wins in all her events today. She won the 100 back (57.99), 200 back (2:06.36) and 200 IM (2:11.10)
  • Lauren Wright finished in second in the 100 back (59.66)
  • Maximiliano Ahumada finished in second in the 100 back (51.39), while Nick Shaffer followed in third (51.86)
  • Adam placed second in the 100 breast (1:07.32) and Lisa Cottage-Ramnick finished in third (1:08.36)
  • Will Henderson logged second in the 100 breast
  • Dolores Margni delivered in her first collegiate meet. She won the 200 fly with a time of 2:03.74 while Grace Molinaro finished in second (2:04.00). Margni later won the 100 fly (57.08) with Molinaro following in second (58.14) once again
  • Hussein swam in his first events since the 2019-20 season. He won the 200 fly (1:50.32) and 100 fly (48.97)
  • Bernard tallied third in the 50 free (24.78)
  • Jackson Kirk (21.12) and Tanner Jr. (21.32) finished in first and second, respectively in the 50 free. Kirk later delivered second in the 100 free (46.64)
  • Casey captured second in the 100 free with a time of 53.81. Marlow followed in third (54.53)
  • Ahumada won the 200 back with a time of 1:53.96
  • In the 200 breast, Adam won (2:26.58) while Cottage-Ramnick followed in second (2:27.18)
  • Casey won the 500 free in 5:05.53 and Madison Archer captured third (5:16.35)
  • Brett Reason finished the 100 fly in third (52.97)
  • Trotter took third in the 200 IM (2:14.18). On the men’s side Shaffer finished in second (1:54.45)
  • The women’s team won the 400 free relay with a time of 3:33.04. Margni, Casey, Marlow and Martin were behind that finish
  • On the men’s side, the men also came up with a big win in the 400 free relay behind a 3:04.80 finish by Hussein, Ahumada, Tanner Jr. and Peckmann
  • On the boards, Alicia Mora swept on the 1- and 3-meter, tallying a score of 276.82 on the 1-meter and 299.02 on the 3-meter
  • Brandon Shepherd captured second on the 1-meter (259.87) and third on the 3-meter (233.02)


The Owls will host the Florida Gators on Saturday, Oct. 2 at 10 a.m. at FAU Aquatic Center. For complete coverage of FAU swimming & diving, follow along on Twitter (@fauswimdive), Instagram (@fauswimdive) and Facebook (FAU Swim & Dive).

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