Gouda Breaks School 3-Meter Record in FIU Victories

by SwimSwam 0

November 03rd, 2018 College, NCAA Division I Mid-Major

FIU, Nova Southeastern at Indian River

  • FIU def. Nova 161-101; FIU def. Indian River 192-106; Nova def. Indian River 137-125
  • Results
  • Fort Pierce, Fla.
  • Nov. 2, 2018

Courtesy: FIU Athletics

FORT PIERCE, Fla. -It was a day of victories for Panthers swim and dive who dominated from the pool and the springboard this afternoon.

Freshman Maha Gouda opened up the day with a score of 310.20 from the 1-meter springboard. She then went on to break the school record from the 3-meter where she picked up a score of 347.63. Junior Brittany Haskell made NCAA zone cuts from the 3-meter, while sophomore Rachel Foord continued to impress, garnering two second-place finishes in the 1-meter (285.75) and 3-meter (304.63).

Of the 14 swim events of the afternoon, the Panthers picked up ten first-place finishes besting Nova (161-101) and host Indian River (192-106).

“Today was what we’ve been waiting to see. We were a spirited and focused team today. The team responded and showed what we can be if we come together,” said head coach Randy Horner.

The divers, who have shown consistency early in the season, have collectively picked up 18 top-five finishes since September, 29th.

“The divers were lights out as usual. Maha keeps getting better and better. Her score today on 3 meter which was a school record was legit.  The entire group has been so consistent, the’ve been fun to watch,” said Horner.

Freshman Michaela Trnkova, junior Carita Luukkanen, sophomore Stephanie Hussey and junior Alexa Bryant opened the afternoon with a first-place finish in the 200 medley relay (1:45.58).

After, junior Megan Bowen took first in the 200 freestyle (1:54.86), freshman Helga Fodor secured another victory in the 100 backstroke (56.98). Followed by a duo of victories from Lukkanen in the 100 breaststroke (1:04.03) and 200 breaststroke (2:19.36). Point-getter Hussey dominated the 200 butterfly (2:04.28) and 400 IM (4:26.99).

The Panthers ended the day with a time of 1:35.29 in the 200 freestyle relay, led by Bryant and the freshman-trio of Fodor, Ryenne Hathaway and Paloma Sanchez.

UP NEXT
The Panthers will travel to Columbia, MO for the Mizzou Invitational on Nov. 15-17.

Courtesy: NOVA Southeastern Athletics

FORT PIERCE, Fla. – Taking a break from conference competition, the Nova Southeastern swim teams traveled to Indian River State College to compete against the River on both sides, while the women’s team also raced against FIU. The women topped host IRSC but fell to FIU, while the men came up short against the River.

INSIDE THE MEET:
FINAL WOMEN’S SCORES: Nova Southeastern Sharks (137), Indian River State College (125) – Nova Southeastern Sharks (101), FIU (161)
FINAL MEN’S SCORES: Nova Southeastern Sharks (92), Indian River State College (92)
LOCATION: Anne Wilder Aquatic Complex | Fort Pierce, Fla.
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HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The women’s and the men’s side of the 200 medley relay both finished in second place, as the women clocked in at 1:47.62 and the men in 1:34.01.
  • In the final relay of the day, the women’s 200 freestyle relay also took second with their time of 1:37.38
  • Overall, the Sharks posted five individual first-place finishes, three from the men’s side and two from the women’s.

TOP PERFORMERS

  • For the fourth consecutive meet, Emma Sundstedt picked up the win in the 1,000 freestyle with a time of 10:17.10. She also finished on top in the 500 freestyle in 5:01.86.
  • On the men’s side, Bernardo Abascal also earned the win in the 1,000 free as he recorded a time of 9:43.74.
  • In the men’s 200 butterfly, Allesandro Xella topped the competition in 1:54.86.
  • Vincent Lijoi grabbed the last win for the Sharks of the day in the 500 freestyle, as he posted a time of 4:44.15.

UP NEXT
The Sharks will take about almost a month long break from competition and will resume at the Spartan Invitational hosted by the University of Tampa on Dec. 15-18.

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