- October 21, 2017
- Meet Results
- Campbell 172, North Florida 89
- FGCU 179, North Florida 81
- FGCU 159, Campbell 98
Courtesy of FGCU Athletics
The FGCU swimming and diving team commenced CCSA action on Saturday with wins over both North Florida and Campbell by scores of 179-81 and 159-98, respectively.
Of the 14 events, the Eagles finished first in 11 of them. Doris Eichhorn(Berlin,Germany/HTW Berlin), Elizabeth White (Fort Myers, Fla./Riverdale HS) and Gracie Redding (Orlando, Fla./The First Academy) each won two events to pace the Green and Blue. White claimed a pair of 1st-place finishes on her own, while Eichhorn and Redding – the CCSA Women’s Swimmer of the Week last week – posted individual titles along with a top relay showing.
The pair of victories extends FGCU’s perfect records against both UNF and Campbell as the Eagles are now an incredible 37-1 all-time in the regular season versus conference foes. FGCU – ranked #30 overall in CollegeSwimming.com’s latest poll and #2 in the mid-major rankings – moves to 3-0 on the young season as the Green and Blue defeated Big Ten member Rutgers a couple weeks ago.
“The first competition on the road is always exciting,” stated head coach Dave Rollins. “UNF and Campbell are strong conference opponents, and we knew we would get their best efforts. It was a great challenge for us, and also provided us an opportunity to see people race new events. It was nice to see the adjustments in details from our last meet, and we will continue to make more over the coming weeks.”
In addition to the trio of multiple-race winners for the Green and Blue, freshman Rebecca Moynihan (Palmerston North, New Zealand/Waiopehu College) got her first event win as an Eagle in the 100 free (51.68). Cassidy Fry (Oakwood, Ohio/Oakwood HS) put up the fastest 200 free time (1:52.77) in the conference this year, and sophomore Elizabeth Zeiger (Cumberland, R.I./Homeschooled) swam three events in a row, culminating with a victory in the 500 free (5:06.68). Making the performances even more impressive for Zeiger is that she had just only three minutes of rest in-between races.
Sophomore White won both the 100 (1:06.17) and 200 (2:23.20) breaststroke, while freshman Petra Halmai remained undefeated in her collegiate career by touching 1st in the 100 butterfly (2:04.46). For Halmai (Dombovar, Hungary/Lanczos Kornel Secondary Grammar School), it was her fourth individual event of the season, and she now leads the Eagles with those four wins.
The Eagles opened action by claiming the 200 medley relay in 1:45.66 as Eichhorn, Sommer Harris (Richmond, VA./St. Catherine’s School), Redding and Hannah Burdge (Stuart, Fla./Martin County HS) teamed up to begin FGCU’s second-straight meet with a relay triumph.
Linda Shaw (Leeds, United Kingdom/Roundhay HS) followed up the Eagle relay win in the 1000 freestyle with a time of 10:36.02, finishing just ahead of Antonia Baerens(Ottobrunn, Germany/Max-Josef-Stift Gymnasium).
The next four events were all won by the Green and Blue, and after finishing 2nd in the 50 free, Moynihan got FGCU back on a four-event win streak by claiming the aforementioned 100 free. Hannah Wittman (Jupiter, Fla./Pittsburgh/ Central Bucks East HS) followed that up with a win in the 200 backstroke (2:09.14) for her first victory of the season.
Concluding the day, Campbell took the 400 free relay, but senior Madeleine Clarke(Treasure Island, Fla./Northside HS) ran down – and almost out-touched – the Camels’ top team, swimming a full second faster than her individual race.
Up next for the Eagles, FGCU will head to Gainesville to face off with the Gators on Saturday, Nov. 4, at 10 a.m.
Courtesy of North Florida Athletics
The North Florida swim team fell to Campbell 172-89 and FGCU, 179-81, on Saturday at Bolles School.
Jacqueline Barklund – 2nd 100 Backstroke (58.49), 2nd 200 Backstroke (2:09.61)
Hannah Cordes – 2nd 200 IM (2:15.17)
2nd 400 Free Relay (3:40.76)
Jacqueline Barklund, Sydney Groth, Camryn Greenleaf, Amber Pearce
From Coach Coffey
“We started off the day honoring our seniors who have been here with me for my four years. Just shows that time really flies. The meet was against two conference foes, one of which is the defending champion. There were some very good races, but there are still a few things we need to keep workingon as a team to make us better. Looking forward to ten days of good training before we head off to Florida State in the beginning of November.”
Final Meet Results
CU 172 – UNF 89
FGCU 179 – UNF 81
FGCU 159 – CU 98
– Barklund broke her own personal-best and top times of the season in the 100 back and 200 backstroke.
– Every 400 freestyle relay team has been in the top three this season. Today’s swim in the second-best of the year.
The Ospreys travel for the first time this season to Tallahassee, Fla. for a tri-meet against Florida State, Florida Southern and West Florida on Nov. 4.