Potgieter Paces Women’s Swimming on Third Day

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Photo by Chris Dillon
Published Dec 16, 2012 09:30 PM

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Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. – Lynn University’s women’s swimming team saw three swimmers and its relay squad advance to Heat A finals on the third day of the Nova Southeastern Invitational.  Tyne Potgieter took the top time in preliminaries of the 100-yrd breast stroke before claiming second place overall.

The morning started off well for LU as its 200-yrd medley relay team qualified for the finals.  Julia Pedersen, Thalie Carmigniani, Rhiannon Wilson and Potgieter eventually took 11th place with a time of 1:53.14.

Carmigniani rebounded to finish fourth in the 400-yrd individual medley with a time of 4:34.35, 13 seconds off the pace of Florida International.  The freshman from Tours, France was second among Division II swimmers.

Potgieter then took the stage late in the evening in one of her signature events.  The South African, native turned in the top 100 breast stroke time at 1:05.44 and later swam a NCAA ‘B’ cut time of 1:05.99 to place second behind Kelsey Gouge of Florida Southern.

The last finals swimmers were Pedersen and Carmigniani in the 100-yrd back stroke.  Participating in the ‘B’ heat, Pedersen finished second with a time of 1:01.12 while Carmigniani turned in a performance of 59.08 in the ‘A’ heat.

Darian Weppner made her swimming debut in the 100-yrd butterfly.  The senior from Deerfield Beach, Fla., is making the transition from volleyball and started her career in the pool with a time of 1:18.31.

Pedersen and Clarissa Myatt unfortunately missed the cut in the 200-yrd freestyle with times of 1:59.57 and 2:18.50, respectively.  Wilson and Morgan Glazer also failed to qualify in the 100 breast stroke after chiming in with times of 1:15.80 and 1:16.81.

Lynn is currently in seventh out of eight teams with 162 points.  Host Nova Southeastern sits in first with 748.5 points, followed by Tampa (725.5) and Florida International (676).  Competition in the NSU Invitational concludes on Monday with preliminary heats beginning at 10 a.m. and finals taking place at 4 p.m.

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