Spartans Topple Lions in First of Two Contests

Spartans Topple Lions in First of Two Contests

TAMPA, Fla. – The University of Tampa men's and women's swimming teams were back in action, meeting a pair of ranked Sunshine State Conference opponents for the third-straight contest. Both Spartan teams defeated Saint Leo University in dominant fashion.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Men's Final: No. 12 Tampa Spartans 94, No. 8 Saint Leo Lions 53
Women's Final: No. 5 Tampa Spartans 126, No. 22 Saint Leo Lions 39
Location: UT Aquatics Center | Tampa, Fla.
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HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • The meet totaled 24 events.
  • Tampa's women took first in eight races.
  • The Spartan men took 11 first-place finishes.

TOP PERFORMERS (MEN):

TOP PERFORMERS (WOMEN):

  • Tampa began the meet with a first in the 200 Medley Relay as it finished in 1:45.22. Hana van Loock, Elizaveta Bazarova, Anja Oca and Megan Waddell made up the Spartan team.
  • Jessie Tobin won the 1,650 Free in 17:19.68.
  • van Loock was the fastest in the 200 Free at 1:51.93.
  • Courtney Sherwood won the 200 IM in 2:07.57. Cat Sterlacci and McKenzie Street made it a clean sweep for the Spartans in the race.
  • The Spartans took the 200 Free Relay with a time of 1:35.34. UT's group included Waddell, Maureen Moore, Bazarova and Molly O'Hara.
  • Sterlacci took first-place in the 100 Fly with a time of 57.26.
  • Bazarova won the 100 Breast in 1:04.03
  • The 400 Free Relay went to UT as it posted a time of 3:28.40. van Loock, Moore, Sterlacci and Waddell were each part of the winning team.

UP NEXT:
Tampa will face Saint Leo University again on Sunday at 11 a.m. Video will be available through TampaSpartans.tv.

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