Florida Gulf Coast Women, Army Men Take TYR Fall Classic

by Robert Gibbs 3

October 07th, 2018 News

TYR Fall Classic (FIU Invite)



1. Florida Gulf Coast University – 478.5
2. Florida International University – 454.5
3. Texas Christian University – 390
4. George Washington University – 387.5
5. Grand Canyon University – 384.5
6.  Army West Point – 369
7. Florida Atlantic University – 327
8.  Old Dominion University  – 310


1. Army West Point – 493.5
2. Grand Canyon University – 478
3. George Washington University – 4405
4. Texas Christian University – 407
5. Florida Atlantic University – 369
6.  Old Dominion University – 368


The Florida Gulf Coast women opened up the competition with a win in the 400 medley relay, thanks to Gracie Redding‘s 50.54 anchor leg, and continued to dominate the relays, sweeping all four.  Those relay wins proved to be the margin of victory they needed, as they beat 2nd-place Florida International University by 24 points.

Florida Gulf Coast also got individual wins from Liz Zeiger in the 400 IM (4:27.61) and Cassidy Fry in the 100 fly (55.76), as well as a 23.56 victory for Redding in the 50 free.

Florida International took five events, including Maya Gouda‘s sweep of the diving events, Stephanie Hussey‘s 4:58.39 in the 500 free, Helga Fodor‘s 51.98 in the 100 free, and Sara Gyertyanffy‘s 2:06.04 200 IM.

George Washington’s Gemma Atherley took the 200 free (1:52.25) and 200 back (2:03.78).  Army got a pair of victories from Kara Wineinger (1:04.25 100 breast) and Cecelia Croman (56.61 100 back).  Texas Christian and Florida Atlantic earned victories from Emily Visagie (2:18.13 in the 200 breast) and Spence Atkins (2:02.25 in the 200 fly), respectively.

On the men’s side, Gulf Canyon University also swept all four relays, but in the end came up short against Army West Point.

In additional to its relay victories, Grand Canyon got a diving sweep from Pietro Hufnagel Toscani, a backstroke sweep from Mark Nikolaev (47.33/1:48.68),  a 48.72 victory in the 100 fly for Daniil Antipov, and a 20.60 from Mazen Shoukri in the 50 free.

Army West Point had three men take a pair of individuals events.  Tom Ottman took the longest two distance events (1:40.96 in the 200 free and 4:30.80 the 500 free).  Jay Yang swept the IMs with 1:52.58/3:58.92.  Ty Dang put up 56.80 and 2:03.88 to take the two breaststroke events.  Kevin Doo (45.52 100 free) and Johnny Ellery (1:50.74 200 fly) also picked up victories for Army.

Dayne Odendall of TCU was the only winner not from Grand Canyon or Army, as he tied with Yang in the 200 IM.

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2 years ago

Hey, SwimSwam staff– anything to report about why Steve Lochte is now under interim suspension on the safesport website? Happened 12 Sep but I don’t think it was reported here.

Reply to  sven
2 years ago

Hey sven – we haven’t heard anything about what accusations were made against him, though we’ve been trying. @Jared Anderson also been working for several weeks with the USCFSS trying to get an understanding of what all of these new ‘suspensions codes’ mean – because they haven’t updated their glossary. It’s been harder than you might think to nail them down into definitions. Until we can get a better description of all of those codes, our policy has been to only report on 1) coaches with a more permanent status, or 2) coaches where we can identify the specific accusation (either through sourcing or criminal charges).

Jared is almost done with his work, and should have something up this week,… Read more »

Reply to  Braden Keith
2 years ago

That sounds like a responsible reporting policy. I wasn’t sure if I’d missed anything about that, I’ve been a bit too busy lately to have seen every story that was published in that timeframe (is there a way to search SwimSwam by date/date range?)

Thanks for the thorough answer, and my apologies for having gone off-topic here. Feel free to delete it if you’d like!