Sophie Long Sets School-Record at Spartan Invite

Sophie Long won the 100 Fly while also becoming the school record-holder in the event.
Sophie Long won the 100 Fly while also becoming the school record-holder in the event.

CLEARWATER, Fla. – The University of Tampa women's swimming team remains in second place among six competitors at the Spartan Invite following day three of action.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Total Scores (Through Three Days:)
 Nova Southeastern (778), Tampa (705), Indian River (494), Florida Southern (449), Lenoir-Rhyne (127), Rollins (73)
Location: The Long Center | Clearwater, Fla.
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HOW IT HAPPENED:
• There were a total of six women's events on Sunday.

• Nova Southeastern claimed five first-place performances on Sunday, which keeps them in the overall team lead.

• Tampa won one race on Sunday and continues to keep pace with the Sharks while leading Indian River and Florida Southern.

TOP PERFORMERS:
• Day three opened with the 400 IM as Tampa's Aubrey Hillborn finished seventh with a time of 4:34.27.

Sophie Long set a new school record for Tampa in the 100 Fly. Her 55.48 mark put her in the Spartan record books. Victoria Horsman was sixth (57.26) while Molly O'Hara placed eighth (57.88).

Megan Waddell (1:53.95) and Brittany Bayes (1:54.08) were sixth and seventh respectively in the 200 Free.

• The 100 Breast runner-up went to UT's McKenzie Street with a time of 1:04.09. Ali Lombardi was sixth at 1:05.53) while Page Fox was eighth at 1:07.22.

• Three Spartans finished in the top eight in the 100 Back, led by a fourth-place finish from Catherine Bayes (57.68). Allison Chandler was seventh (59.16) as Brittany Murphy was eighth (1:00.22).

• The night commenced with the 800 Free Relay, where Tampa had teams finish fourth, sixth and eighth. The fourth-place team of Long, B. Bayes, Waddell and Courtney Markle were clocked at 7:38.37.

UP NEXT:
Monday's action will start with the 9:30 a.m., prelims and conclude with the 5 p.m, finals. Monday's events include the 200 Back, 100 Free, 200 Breast, 200 Fly and the 400 Free Relay. The 1,650 race is scheduled for 11 a.m., as part of the distance session.

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