Mid-Season Notes: University of West Florida swimming and diving face Ouachita Baptist Sat Jan 3rd

The University of West Florida women’s swimming and diving team will return to action this Saturday, Jan. 3 at home against Ouachita Baptist, and the Argonauts will do so as the No. 14 ranked team in Division II according to the College Swimming Coaches Association of America.

UWF came in at No. 14, dropping one spot from No. 13 in the first CSCAA poll of the season in November. Drury is No. 1 in the poll, followed by Queens and Wingate, in that order. Delta State is the top-ranked team from the New South Intercollegiate Swimming and Diving Conference at No. 12, followed by UWF at No. 14 at St. Cloud State at No. 21.

The Argonauts have swimmers ranked in the national top 25 in 10 different events, as well as all five relays. Peggy de Villiers (Somerset West, South Africa) and Anna-Marie Macht (Markkleeberg, Germany) are both ranked in the top 25 in three different individual events. Macht is eighth in the country in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:03.78, the highest individual rank for an Argonaut.

Individual Event Rankings on USASwimming.org (top 25 listed)
50 Freestyle – 12. Peggy de Villiers: 23.50
100 Freestyle – 11. Peggy de Villiers: 50.81
1,650 Freestyle – 20. Madeline Pitt: 17:18.59
1,650 Freestyle – 25. Angelina Gallastegui: 17:26.16
100 Backstroke – 19. Nicole Machado: 56.87
200 Backstroke – 21. Nicole Machado: 2:03.26
100 Breaststroke – 24. Anna-Marie Macht: 1:04.48
200 Breaststroke – 19. Paulina Szydlo: 2:19.57
200 Breaststroke – 20. Anna-Marie Macht: 2:19.59
100 Butterfly – 24. Peggy de Villiers: 56.51
200 Individual Medley – 8. Anna-Marie Macht: 2:03.78
400 Individual Medley – 23. Anna-Marie Macht: 4:30.69

Relay Event Rankings on USASwimming.org (top 25 listed)
200 Freestyle Relay – 13. Danica Burnett/Peggy de Villiers/Carla Robles/Mariana de Paula: 1:35.42
400 Freestyle Relay – 16. Danica Burnett/Peggy de Villiers/Mariana de Paula/Anna-Marie Macht: 3:30.47
800 Freestyle Relay – 24. Maggie Layde/Sophia Oliva/Danica Burnett/Mariana de Paula: 7:46.60
200 Medley Relay – 13. Nicole Machado/Anna-Marie Macht/Emily Mitchell/Peggy de Villiers: 1:45.15
400 Medley Relay – 19. Nicole Machado/Anna-Marie Macht/Peggy de Villiers/Mariana de Paula: 3:51.7

Saturday’s dual meet against Ouachita Baptist will start at 10 a.m. at the UWF Aquatic Center. Fans not able to attend the meet in person will be able to follow via live video stream at www.GoArgos.com.

College Swimming News courtesy of the University of West Florida.

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