Women's team beats IRCC
Owls close out regular season with victory, but men fall to the Pioneers
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Competing for the last time before the Sun Belt Conference Meet, the Florida Atlantic University women’s swimming and diving team pulled off the victory over Indian River State College (IRCC) in Ft. Pierce on Friday.
The women swept two events to ease a 203-92 win. Ewa Jamborska won the 100 yard breaststroke in 1:07.91 with Kalina Neal (1:09.02) and Whitney Roper (1:09.67) taking second and third place to complete the sweep. Jamborska later won the 200 yard breaststroke (2:26.09) with Roper and Neal in tow again. Lindsey Alexander tallied two more wins for her senior season, the first in the 200 yard freestyle (1:54.06) followed by a victory in the 100 yard freestyle (52.69).
Teammate Jennifer Forcht finished third in the 100 yard freestyle (53.56) and later won the 100 yard butterfly (58.24). Julie Carmigniani broke the one minute mark for the first time this season in the 100 yard backstroke, stopping the clock in second place with a time of 59.66. In the 400 yard IM both Nicole Samilo (1st, 4:36.07) and Jamborska (2nd, 4:36.77) took huge chunks of time off their seasonal best.
The men scored 121.5 points to finish second to IRCC. Freshmen Mikolaj Czarnecki and Csaba Pek combined for four event wins. Czarnecki won the 200 yard freestyle (1:44.01) and the 100 yard butterfly (50.69). Pek tied for first in the 200 yard breaststroke (2:07.85) but comfortably won the 400 yard IM (4:04.30). Pek has won 19 races during freshman season.
Both the men and women will have three weeks to tune-up before the Sun Belt Conference Meet in Nashville, Tennessee on February 19 through February the 21st. At the 2008 Sun Belt Championships last spring the women finished a close second to Western Kentucky while the men finished eighth.