FGCU Wins 4th Straight CCSA Title, Their 9th in the Past Decade

2018 CCSA CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • February 14th – 17th, 2018
  • Athens, GA (University of Georgia)
  • Live results available on Meet Mobile
  • Full Results

FINAL TEAM STANDINGS

WOMEN

  1. FGCU – 1612
  2. Liberty – 1501.5
  3. Gardner-Webb – 904
  4. Georgia Southern – 832
  5. Incarnate Word – 767.5
  6. Campbell – 759
  7. UNC Asheville – 663
  8. North Florida – 299.5
  9. Howard – 235

MEN

  1. Incarnate Word – 849
  2. Monarchs – 705
  3. Gardner-Webb – 646.5
  4. Florida Atlantic – 506.5
  5. NJIT – 206
  6. Howard – 198
  7. Mount Saint Mary’s – 174

FGCU won its 4th women’s CCSA title in a row and their 9th in the last 10 years. Incarnate Word won the men’s title, marking its 2nd title, while the first one came in 2014. FGCU and Liberty ran away with the women’s meet, scoring 700 and 600 points more than 3rd place finisher Gardner-Webb.

Payton Keiner, a Liberty frshman, stormed to a win in the 200 back by 4 seconds. Her final time of 1:54.14 was a Liberty team record and a CCSA meet record. She split the race very well, at 26.50/28.35/29.31/29.98. That time could potentially get her an invite to the NCAAs. Keiner was also awarded with Most Oustanding Freshman.

Gracie Redding took the 100 free in a quick 48.92, winning by nearly a second. She was out at 23.36 and back at 25.56, the fastest split in the field for both of the 50s. Alicia Finnigan won the women’s 100 fly with a quick 1:56.41. She was fueled by a strong middle 100, coming in at 29.17/29.81.

There was a very tight race in the men’s 200 breast, in which Nick Wukovits held off a charging Sasha Karpenko to claim the title. Karpenko outsplit Wukovits pretty well on the 1st and last 50s, Wukovits got the better of him in the middle, and it was good enough to earn Wukovits the win.

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rjfinsl

Worth noting that Liberty took all five relay golds with a heavy freshman/underclassmen presence. Some more depth in the pool and diving well and things might start breaking differently this time of year. Alright, so I am a Liberty parent and have a little bias ;). FGCU runs a great program for sure as I know up close and personal after the last three runner-up finishes here.

Fly100

Gotta get some divers !

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