FGCU women take 11 events in win over North Florida

The Florida Gulf Coast Eagles rolled to a home win over North Florida Tuesday, taking 11 of 14 events.

The Eagles got two individual wins each from seniors Emma Svensson, Karen Vilorio and junior Kellie Roedig.

Svensson scored the first NCAA points in school history in the 50 free last year. In a sprint-based event lineup against North Florida, the sprinter excelled, taking home the 50 breast and 50 fly. She was 30.60 to win the breast by more than a second, and went 25.18 to win the fly by nearly three seconds.

Vilorio nabbed the 50 backstroke win in a close race. Her 27.86 topped teammate Kristin Julien‘s 28.08. Vilorio would return to win the 100 free in 53.55.

Roedig found more success in the distance races, sweeping the 1000 free and 500 free for the Eagles. Her 11:03.39 topped the 1000 by about 5 seconds, and she went 5:22.93 to take the 500.

One of the closest races of the meet was the 100 back, where North Florida got its first win. In that event, Angel Morrison went 1:03.04 to nip Gulf Coast senior Maggie Holling‘s 1:03.10.

North Florida’s other individual win was in the 100 IM courtesy of Lissa Janowicz, who went 1:04.67.

The teams split the relay events, with Gulf Coast taking the 200 medley to open the meet and North Florida earning the 200 free relay title to close it. FGCU was 1:51.96 in the medley with a team of Holling, Sammy Rahael, Yee Ching Wong and Nina Schiffer. North Florida’s free relay of Rebeca Bernard, Maria Bernard, Chase Walker and Taylor Schmidinger went 1:41.86.

Other individual event winners:

  • Schiffer in the 100 fly (59.43)
  • Lani Cabrera in the 200 free (1:54.08)
  • Sara Hamilton in the 50 free (25.05)
  • Katie Armitage in the 100 breast (1:07.57)

That gave the Eagles a 157-92 win over their CCSA opponents. Full results available here.

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