UT Races to Victory at Florida Tech

Sophie Long
Sophie Long

MELBOURNE, Fla. – The University of Tampa women's swimming team picked up a Sunshine State Conference road victory over Florida Tech on Saturday morning.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final:
 Tampa Spartans 159, Florida Tech Panthers 102
Location: Panther Aquatic Center | Melbourne, Fla.
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HOW IT HAPPENED:
• Of the 14 women's events, Tampa took first in eight of the races.

• The team's split the relay races, with Tampa winning the opening relay while Florida Tech closed out the meet with a first-place relay effort.

TOP PERFORMERS:
• The group of Aubrey Hillborn, McKenzie Street, Sophie Long and Marisa Barton won opened the meet with a 1:48.88 in the 200 Medley Relay.

• The Spartans had a first in the 1,650 Free as Brittany Bayes took the distance event with a time of 17:56.53. She would later win her second event of the day with a 5:14.03 in the 500 Free.

Izzy Spalding won the 200 Fly with a time of 2:10.73.

• The 50 Free was championed by Barton as her time of 24.28 was the fastest.

• UT's Ali Lombardi was clocked at 2:25.69 in a first-place finish in the 200 Breast.

• After winning a relay race, Long took first in the 100 Fly with a time of 59.66. She was followed by teammates Spalding (1:00.66) and Victoria Horsman (1:01.48). Long would also win the next race, taking the 200 IM in 2:12.36. Street (2:13.23) and Eleanor Johnson (2:19.42) made it three Spartans in the top three.

UP NEXT:
The Spartans head home to host Saint Leo University in their final home meet of the 2016-17 season. The 3 p.m. meet will be live on TampaSpartans.tv and the Meet Mobile app.

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