Spartans Register Convincing Wins in Swimming Opener

Spartans Register Convincing Wins in Swimming Opener

WINTER PARK, Fla. – The University of Tampa men's and women's swimming teams both opened the 2018-19 season with lopsided Sunshine State Conference wins over Rollins College.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Men's Final: Tampa Spartans 181, Rollins Tars 81
Women's Final: Tampa Spartans 196, Rollins Tars 66
Location: Alfond Swimming Pool | Winter Park, Fla.
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HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • The meet totaled 28 events, including 14 for the men and 14 for the women.
  • Tampa's women took first in 12 races.
  • The women took the top three spots in seven of the events.
  • The Spartan men took 10 first-place finishes.
  • UT's men claimed the top three spots in four races.

TOP PERFORMERS (MEN):

TOP PERFORMERS (WOMEN):

  • UT won the 400 Medley Relay from Hana van Loock, Anja Oca, Isabelle Bularca and Molly O'Hara in 3:58.02 as a pair of Spartan teams followed to make up the top three.
  • Elizaveta Bazarova won the 200 Free with a time of 1:55.05.
  • The 100 Back was championed by van Loock in 59.74. The Spartans took the top three spots as Erin Hixenbaugh and Emily Clesen were the next to finish.
  • McKenzie Street won the 100 Breast in 1:05.74 while Oca and Francesca Rusca also made up the top three.
  • In the 200 Fly, Victoria Horsman won in 2:09.90.
  • The 50 Free went to Megan Waddell as the Spartan came in at 23.97, ahead of Cat Sterlacci and Maureen Moore.
  • O'Hara was first in the 100 Free in 54.31, followed by Anna Dzouenko and Jessie Tobin.
  • Hixenbaugh won the 200 Back as she was timed at 2:10.20.
  • The 200 Breast was won in 2:27.18 by Ali Lombardi. Bazarova was second while Rusca came in third.
  • Moore was the top finisher in the 500 Free, winning in 5:05.56.
  • In the 200 IM, Sterlacci took top honors at 2:10.89.
  • The final race, the 200 Free Relay, went to the Spartans with a time of 1:39.70 from van Loock, O'Hara, Bularca and Lombardi. UT also claimed the second and third spots as well.

UP NEXT:
The Spartans compete in their home opener on Saturday at 10 a.m., against SSC opponent Nova Southeastern University. Video will be available through TampaSpartans.tv.

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