Florida Gulf Coast leads Florida State by 29 after one day of two-part season finale

Chasing the first-ever win against their in-state rivals, the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles lead Florida State by 29 points one day into a two-day, season-ending showdown.

Full results aren’t available on either team’s site, but the FGCU release indicated the Eagles won 6 of 9 events on day 1 and lead 98-69.

3 of those wins featured senior Emma Svensson, the team’s first-ever NCAA point-scorer. Svensson went 22.83 to win the 50 free against FSU, showing great promise in the event where she earned All-America honors one year ago.

Svensson also swam butterfly on the 200 medley relay, which broke a pool record in 1:41.46 and took home the win. Joining her were Kira Toussaint, Evita Leder and Becky Derogatis.

Finally, Svensson anchored the 400 free relay in a huge battle with the Seminoles. FGCU’s 3:24.36 topped FSU by just a tenth.

Other winners for Florida Gulf Coast were Leni Cabrera in the 500 free (4:58.74), Katie Armitage in the 200 breast (2:17.44), and Karen Vilorio in the 200 back (2:03.52).

Florida State’s event winners were not available, but we’ll have a full recap when the meet concludes tomorrow afternoon.

FGCU’s press release here

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Jared Anderson swam for nearly twenty years. Then, Jared Anderson stopped swimming and started writing about swimming. He's not sick of swimming yet. Swimming might be sick of him, though. Jared was a YMCA and high school swimmer in northern Minnesota, and spent his college years swimming breaststroke and occasionally pretending …

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