Princeton Men & Women Prevail In Season Openers Against FAU

by SwimSwam 0

November 06th, 2019 College, News

Princeton v. Florida Atlantic

  • Friday, November 1, 2019
  • Boca Raton, Florida
  • Results

Courtesy: Princeton Athletics

BOCA RATON, Fla. – The Princeton University men’s & women’s swimming & diving teams opened their seasons on a high note Friday night as they both defeated Florida Atlantic University.

Princeton’s men won with a score of 204.5 – 95.5 while Princeton’s women prevailed 165.5 – 134.5.

The Tigers earned 18 first-place finishes during the meet and put forth several other strong performances.

In the relays on the men’s side, the team of Sam Cuthbert , Corey LauNicholas Lim and Raunak Khosla took first in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:33.21 seconds. In the 200 freestyle relay Derek CoxMax WaltherJonathan Pollock and Charles Leibson clocked in at 1:23.13 seconds to finish first.

Raunak touched the wall at 1:41.04 seconds in the 200 freestyle to earn a first place finish, Cuthbert won the 100 backstroke with a time of 51.24 and Daniel Arris prevailed in the 100 breaststroke in 56.43.

In the 200 butterfly, Lim finished with a time of 1:49.17 to earn the victory while Cox touched the wall at 20.84 in the 50 freestyle to take first. Pollock’s time of 46.35 in the 100 freestyle saw him finish first while Khosla also won the 200 backstroke in 1:51.77 seconds.

The 200 breaststroke saw Arris come out on top, clocking in at 2:05.51 seconds while Khosla’s final individual victory of the night came in the 400 IM where he touched the wall at 3:57.87 seconds.

Princeton’s women also swept the relays; Nicole VenemaVivian WangChristina Bradley and Ellie Marquardt won the 200 medley relay in 1:44.50 seconds while the team of Amelia Liu, Bradley, Marquardt and Venema prevailed in the 200 freestyle relay with a time of 1:34.66 seconds.

Addison Smith won the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:51.85 seconds, Marquardt prevailed in the 200 butterfly after clocking in at 2:01.56 seconds and Liu finished first in the 50 freestyle after touching the wall at 23.75.

Wang’s time of 53.20 in the 100 freestyle saw her earn the win while Julia Brazeau won the 200 backstroke in 2:22.86 seconds. Venema touched the wall at 55.94 in the 100 butterfly to earn a first place finish.

Up Next
Princeton will take on New York University in a dual meet on Saturday, November 9 at 10 am.

Courtesy: Florida Atlantic Athletics

BOCA RATON, Fla. – The Florida Atlantic University men’s and women’s swimming & diving team hosted Princeton for the 11th consecutive year at FAU Aquatic Center on Friday afternoon. The women captured five top finishes, seven second place titles and three third place times. On the men’s side, the team claimed three first place, three second place and seven third place finishes. It was a thrilling afternoon, including a first-place finish for Will Smith in the 1000 free by 0.01 seconds, a new school record by Alicia Mora in the 1-meter, as well as a new FAU freshman record by Rateb Hussein in the 100 fly.

QUICK HITS – WOMEN
  • The women’s team commenced the afternoon with second in the 200 medley relay. Abby MarshallFatimah WestbrookGrace Molinaro and Mackenzie Brown finished with a time of 1:34.50
  • Spence Atkins tallied two individual titles on the day starting in the 1000 free (10:21.78). She would later tally first in the 500 free (5:06.47) and third in the 200 fly (2:04.44)
  • Sarah Martin claimed two second-place finishes on the day with one in the 200 free (1:54.36) and the other in the 100 free
  • Marshall, the reigning Conference USA Swimmer of the Week, experienced a repeat from last weekend, as she claimed two first place titles in the 100 back (56.23) and 200 back (2:03.70)
  • Westbrook captured first in the 100 breast (1:04.48) for the second straight week
  • In the 50 free, Brown and Westbrook finished second and third, respectively
  • Haley O’Meara captured second in the 200 breast (2:24.01)
  • Behind Atkins’ first place finish in the 500 free, Kirsten Hobson took second (5:08.11)
  • In the 400 IM, Danica Garbett claimed third (4:34.97)
  • To cap off the swimming events, the 200 free relay team of Marshall, Brown, Martin and Westbrook finished second (1:35.69)
  • The women’s team dominated on both boards Friday. Starting things off in the 3-meter, Malvina Catalano (296.10), Mora (285.90), Taylor Downs (244.50) and Karissa Ganzer took the top-4 spots in the standings, including Catalano’s second consecutive first place title in the 3-meter
  • On the 1-meter, Mora (300.00) and Catalano (293.93) finished first and second, respectively. Not only did Mora’s score mark another new personal best, but she captured the new FAU school and Freshman record
  • Mora and Catalano captured new personal bests on both boards
QUICK HITS – MEN
  • The men got things rolling in the 200 medley relay (1:34.50) with second place behind Kyle DouglasQuinn Lacoursiere, Hussein and Reilly Maguire
  • In the most exciting race of the day, Smith finished first in the 1000 free (9:25.37) by 0.01 seconds. Jack Shapiro finished third (9:40.17)
  • Douglas captured second in the 100 back (51.61) and was followed by Alex Taber in third (51.59)
  • In the 100 breast, LaCoursiere took third in the 100 breast (59.53)
  • Hussein had another successful night, capturing first in the 100 fly (49.23) and second in the 200 fly (1:49.81). His time in the 100 fly tied the FAU freshman record
  • Connor Smoak tallied two third place titles with the first in the 50 free (21.37) and the second in the 100 free (46.88) on his birthday
  • Braedan Leach took third in the 200 back (1:53.00)
  • In another close distance race, Josh Fountain recorded first in the 500 free (4:34.84)
  • The men capped off the day of races with third in the 200 free relay (1:25.21) behind Hussein, Skyler HamiltonAndrew Garcia and Smoak
  • Logan Downey swept on both boards. The reigning CCSA Diver of the Week scored 308.92 in the 1-meter to qualify for NCAA Zones and 257.47 in the 3-meter. Charlie Greene finished third in the 1-meter (193.42)
FINAL SCORES
Women: 165.5 – 134.5 (Princeton)
Men: 204.5 – 95.5 (Princeton)
ON DECK
FAU will head to George Mason for the annual Patriot Invitational from Nov. 21-23. For complete coverage of FAU swimming & diving, follow along on Twitter (@fauswimdive), Instagram (@fauswimdive) and Facebook.

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