UT Swimmers Third at Spartan Invite

UT Swimmers Third at Spartan Invite

CLEARWATER, Fla. - The University of Tampa men's and women's swimming teams each finished third at the annual Spartan Invite, with a combined second-place finish for the Spartans. UT also set three new school records in the four-day event.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Men Final:
 Indian River 918, Nova Southeastern 909, Tampa 740, Florida Southern 592, Saint Leo 541.5 
Women Final: Rice 1,134, Nova Southeastern 861.5, Tampa 761.5, Indian River 366, Florida Southern 340, Saint Leo 245
Location:
  Doyle Aquatic Center at the Long Center | Clearwater, Fla.
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RECORD PERFORMANCES:

  • UT's women secured a new school record in the 400 Medley Relay with a time of 3:47.35. The record-setting team was made up of Hana van LoockMcKenzie Street, Sophie Long and Gabbie Gauntt.
  • van Loock broke UT's longest-standing school record with a time of 50.25 in the 100 Free. She also won the race over all competitors.
  • The Spartans also notched a record in the 400 Free Relay with a time of 3:22.67. The team included van Loock, Long, Katie Bayes and Megan Waddell.

TOP PERFORMERS:

  • The Spartan women were third in the 200 Free Relay with a time of 1:33.19 from Waddell, van Loock, Molly O'Hara and Gauntt.
  • Cameron Newton was third in the 200 IM as he was timed at 1:49.94. He also placed third in the 200 Free after being clocked at 1:38.74.
  • A pair of Spartans finished in the top three in the women's 50 Free as Gauntt was second at 23.18 and Waddell third at 23.41.
  • Brett Saunders was second in the men's 400 IM with a time of 3:52.50. He was also third in the 200 Breast with a time of 2:00.95. 

UP NEXT:
Tampa returns home from break at home against Indian River State College on Friday, January 5 at 3 p.m., at the UT Aquatics Center.

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