FIU Women Crush North Florida In Dual Meet

Meet Stats

  • Complete results
  • Hosted by FIU
  • November 5, 2016
  • 25 yard, women’s dual meet
  • Score
    • FIU 168, North Florida 85

Press Release

Courtesy of FIU Athletics

MIAMI (Nov. 5, 2016) – Winning 12 of the 13 events, the FIU swimming and diving team (6-1) defeated the North Florida Osprey, 168-85, on Saturday afternoon from the Biscayne Bay Aquatic Center.

In dominant fashion, the Panthers collected their sixth-straight win and improved to 3-0 at home this season.

FIU opened the afternoon taking the top two spots in the 200 Medley Relay. The team of Jennifer Alfani, Taylor Grabenhorst, Letizia Bertelli and Naomi Ruele won the event with a time of 1:44.26 followed by the team of Karin Tomeckova, Chase Harris, Ally Mayhew and Jennifer Diest with a time of 1:47.73.

The Panthers placed first, second and third in the 1000 Free as Megan Bowen registered the top time of 10:36.93. Rachel Whitaker (10:39.88) and Oceane Peretti (10:39.97) rounded out the top three finishers.

In the 200 Free, Skye Carey placed first with a time of 1:52.63, while Kyna Pereira took second with a time of 1:54.62. FIU won its fourth-straight event as Ruele claimed first place in the 100 Back with a time of 57.03. Alfani placed second scoring a 57.42. Grabenhorst won her first of two individual titles, winning the 100 Breast with a time of 1:06.21. The Orlando, Florida, native also won the 200 Breast posting a 2:25.15.

Ruele claimed the best time in the 100 Free (52.39) followed by Bertelli (52.64). FIU swept the top three spots in both the 50 Free and the 500 Free. Bertelli (24.20), Deist (24.59) and Mayhew (24.94) finished in the top three in the 50 Free, while Pereira (5:07.80), Carey (5:08.72) and Bowen (5:09.43) went one, two and three in the 500 Free. Pereira also claimed the top time in the 200 Back (2:07.11), while Mayhew won the 100 Fly (57.46) and Carey won the 200 IM (2:09.47).

The Panthers closed out the meet winning the 200 Free as Ruele, Alfani, Bertelli and Deist recorded a time of 1:35.59.

FIU will next travel to Louisville, Kentucky, to take part in the Louisville Invitational Nov. 18-20.

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Press Release

Courtesy of North Florida Athletics

MIAMI, Fla. – No. 38 FIU (6-1) captured its sixth-straight dual meet victory of the fall with a 168-85 triumph over North Florida (1-4). Sophomore Emily Draskovich‘s win in the 200 Butterfly was one of a number of notable swims for the Ospreys.

Event Winners
Emily Draskovich – 200 Butterfly (2:09.63)

Notable Swims
Kiana Albert – 2nd Place – 200 Back (2:11.02), 5th Place – 1000 Free (10:51.57)
Francesca Vandersluis – 2nd Place – 100 Breast (1:07.33), 3rd Place – 200 Breast (2:33.26)
Amber Pearce – 3rd Place – 200 Free (1:58.44), 4th place – 50 Free (54.82), 3rd Place – 100 Free (54.82)
Jacqueline Barklund – 3rd Place – 100 Back (59.93)
Sarah Frantz – 6th Place – 500 Free (5:23.28)

Meet Summary
Two of the team’s fastest times this season, one by Kiana Albert in the 1000 freestyle (10:51.57) and the other by Amber Pearce in the 200 freestyle (1:58.44), were swam in the meet. Albert also swam the team’s second fastest time in the 200 backstroke.

Freshmen Francesca Vandersluis also put together another solid outing. She placed second in the 100 Breaststroke, out-touched by FIU’s Tayler Grabenhorst but a little over a second. Her time of 1:07.33 was .17 off her season-best time. She was also the Ospreys’ top finisher in the 200 Breast, placing third in with a time of 2:33.26.

The 200 free relay comprised of Pearce, Angel Morrison, Vandersluis and Nicole Nesto posted a time of 1:42.24, the second fastest time of any relay this season.

Up Next: The Ospreys will begin preparations for the Panther Invite hosted by Florida Tech from Nov. 18-20.

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