FIU Defeats Georgia Southern, North Florida On The Road

Meet Results

  • October 7, 2017
  • Jacksonville, Florida
  • Meet Results
  • Score
    • Georgia Southern 138, North Florida 124
    • FIU 157, North Florida 104
    • FIU 145, Georgia Southern 117

Press Release

Courtesy of FIU Athletics

The Basics

–        FIU ran away with the FIU Fall Classic by outlasting a charging Buffalo team for the 41-point victory in the first multi-team event of 2017 and the first such classic hosted by the Panthers.

–        FIU also took dual wins over North Florida (157-104) and Georgia Southern (145-117). The duals victories push the FIU mark to 3-0 this season.

–        In the classic format, teams are limited to nine total swimmers and two divers, with each swimmer allowed to swim no more than two individual events of their three each day. Each event swims an “A” and “B” race, with championship scoring (20 to 12 for “A” and 9 to 2 in the “B” race) for each. There is no qualifying, swimmers are assigned either the “A” or “B” race. The two divers are assigned an “A” or “B” program.

–        After winning both relays Friday, including setting a new pool record in the 400 Medley relay, the Panthers took the 200 Medley relay (1:44.34) and finished second in the 400 Free relay (3:28.15) by four one-hundredths of a second to Buffalo, scoring 154 of a possible 160 relay points for the meet.

–        In the 1-meter springboard, FIU swept both heats, with senior Rebecca Quesnel (Burlington, Ontario, Canada) winning the “A” diving program with a 289.90 score, while freshman Rachel Foord (Melbourne, Australia) (273.85) took the “B” program.

–        FIU winning individual results… Stephanie Hussey (Beaconsfield, Quebec, Canada made it 3-for-3 in individual events over the two days Saturday with two wins – 4:59.95 in the 500 Free, and 2:03.56 in the 200 Fly. The other three individual winners for FIU on the day: Kyna Pereira (Umkomaas, South Africa) – 4:58.62 in 500 Free, Carita Luukkanen (Lambere, Finland) – 2:21.01 in the 200 Breast and Skye Carey (Satellite Beach, Florida / Satellite Beach HS) – 2:01.40 in the 200 Back.

–        In Jacksonville, FIU posted the fastest time in one of two relays, the 400 Free, with a 3:36.94 result.

–        The Panthers posted the fastest time in eight of the 12 individual events to win both duals. FIU also posted the second-fastest individual time in three of those events and touched first in the first three spots in the 500 Free.

–        Berta Triola (Mataro, Spain) touched first in both the 200 (1:55.95) and 500 Free (5:11.41), with teammateAnna Topolanski (Paris, France) taking the 100 (58.79) and 200 Back (2:06.99) and Kelsie Campbell(Nottingham, England) won the 100 Free (53:06) and 200 IM (2:08.50) in the duals.

–        Oceane Peretti (Hyeras, France) won the 1000 Free (10:39.60) and Nicole Hunnewell (Miami, Florida / Coral Reef HS) was fastest in the 200 Breast (2:21.88) in Jacksonville.

From the Pool Deck
“This was a great team weekend,” said FIU Head Coach Randy Horner. “We won the Fall Classic and our split-squad brought home two wins on the road. I feel like we have a good idea of where we are and what we need to work on moving forward.”

FIU Classic Team Scores
            1) FIU – 521       2) Buffalo – 480         3) Grand Canyon – 441          4) George Washington – 363
                            5) Army West Point – 358         6) TCU – 357       7) Florida Atlantic – 336

Next Up
FIU will travel to Dual-A-Palooza at the end of the month to take on Rice, Tulane and Denver in New Orleans. The two-day event begins October 27.

Press Release

Courtesy of Georgia Southern Athletics

The Georgia Southern swimming squad opened up the 2017-18 season on Saturday afternoon with a tri-meet against the University of North Florida and Florida International University at The Bolles School in Jacksonville, Fla. The Eagles defeated North Florida, 138-124, while Florida International defeated Georgia Southern, 145-117.

“I was really pleased with how we swam today,” Head Coach Laura Thomas said. “Our newcomers really stepped up to the plate and swam as good as they could, they showed me that they belong here. Overall I thought we swam very well as a team. I was proud of the team dynamic and how they supported each other. It was a lot of fun today.”

The Eagles had a standout race in the 50 Freestyle, taking 1-2 in the sprint. Freshman Mackenzie Browncaptured the race in her first collegiate swim meet with a time of 23.94, with junior Morgan Flemingtaking second in a time of 24.60.

Georgia Southern took second in nine other events, including strong swims in the 200 Medley Relay as Anna MoersBre StuartKaylyn Thomas and Fleming clocked a time of 1:49.02, as well as the 400 Freestyle Relay, where Fleming, Randi Kiser, Moers and Anna Rose Moore swam a time of 3:39.03.

See below for results from all 14 events swam on Saturday.

The Eagles will now have almost two weeks to prepare for their first home meet of the 2017-18 season, on October 20th against Campbell at 5 p.m.

“We’re going to be training very hard,” Coach Thomas said. “Campbell took it to us last year, so we’re hoping we will make a stronger showing this year. We’re going to be ready for them. We’re also looking forward to the entire campus to come out to the pool for that match, it’s a GATA match and our home opener, so I’m really excited to see the support for the Eagles on the 20th!”


200 Medley Relay
Anna MoersBre StuartKaylyn ThomasMorgan Fleming 1:49.02 (2nd)
Elizabeth ChemeyMary James CoatesMackenzie BrownAnna Rose Moore 1:51.86 (5th)

1000 Freestyle
Randi Kiser 10:44.44 (2nd)
Klaudia Holt 10:58.77 (4th)
Anna Kassis 11:13.60 (7th)

200 Freestyle
Anna Rose Moore 1:57.76 (4th)
Kaylyn Thomas 2:00.66 (7th)
Madison Heydinger 2:01.84 (8th)

100 Backstroke
Elizabeth Chemey 1:00.93 (5th)
Anna Moers 1:01.15 (6th)
Zoe Peak 1:03.62 (8th)

100 Breaststroke
Bre Stuart 1:07.67 (2nd)
Mary James Coates 1:08.36 (4th)
Isabelle Bray 1:09.57 (7th)

200 Butterfly
Courtney Schaefer 2:10.08 (2nd)
Jessica Ware 2:13.52 (4th)
Bri Mazzei 2:13.61 (5th)

50 Freestyle
Mackenzie Brown 23.94 (1st)
Morgan Fleming 24.60 (2nd)
Anna Moers 25.81 (9th)

100 Freestyle
Mackenzie Brown 53.70 (2nd)
Morgan Fleming 54.30 (4th)
Kaylyn Thomas 55.20 (7th)

200 Backstroke
Elizabeth Chemey 2:11.95 (5th)
Abby Duncan 2:15.99 (t8th)
Ashley Kubel 2:15.99 (t8th)

200 Breaststroke
Bre Stuart 2:23.67 (2nd)
Isabelle Bray 2:29.59 (5th)
Mary James Coates 2:30.84 (6th)

500 Freestyle
Anna Rose Moore 5:16.22 (5th)
Randi Kiser 5:17.70 (7th)
Klaudia Holt 5:22.74 (9th)

100 Butterfly
Jessica Ware 58.85 (2nd)
Mackenzie Brown 58.90 (3rd)
Kaylyn Thomas 59.62 (6th)

200 IM
Courtney Schaefer 2:10.80 (2nd)
Isabelle Bray 2:14.57 (3rd)
Abby Duncan 2:17.61(8th)

400 Freestyle Relay
Morgan FlemingRandi KiserAnna MoersAnna Rose Moore 3:39.03 (2nd)
GS Ashley KubelKlaudia HoltMadison HeydingerBre Stuart 3:44.89 (4th)

Press Release

Courtesy of North Florida Athletics

The North Florida swim team slipped to Florida International and Georgia Southern during the first meet of the season on Saturday at Bolles School. The Ospreys had five swims rank in the top 10 in school history.

Event Winners
200 Medley Relay (1:48.09) – Kaleigh NewcombFrancesca VandersluisSydney GrothCamryn Greenleaf

100 Breaststroke (1:05.99) – Francesca Vandersluis

200 Butterfly (2:07.89) – Sydney Groth 

100 Butterfly (58.37) – Sydney Groth
Notable Swims
Jacqueline Barklund – 2nd 100 Backstroke (59.21), 3rd 200 Backstroke (2:10.70) 

3rd 400 Free Relay (3:39.32)
Camryn GreenleafSydney GrothJacqueline BarklundAmber Pearce

Hannah Cordes – 3rd 200 Free (1:57.71)

Sarah Joram – 3rd 200 Backstroke (2:28.95)

Camryn Greenleaf – 3rd 100 Free (54.07)
From Coach Coffey
“I am very happy with the performance today.  We had a good amount of swims near or at personal bests. As a whole, we did a very good job of racing. The hard work is paying off. There has been a lot of progress in the racing and the overall team spirit.”  
Final Meet Results
GSU 138 – UNF 124
FIU 157 – UNF 104
FIU 145 – GSU 117

Meet Notes
-The 200 Medley Relay time was the third-fastest time in school history.
 Groth’s 200 Butterfly swim was the fourth-fastest swim in UNF history and her 100 Butterfly was the eighth-fastest time.
– The 400 Free Relay pulled the fifth-fastest time.
– Greenleaf’s 100 Free ranks as the seventh-best time.
Up Next
The Ospreys host their second-straight home meet against Vanderbilt on Thursday at noon.

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