Swimming Concludes Action at NSU Invite
Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. – Four days and many thousands of yards later, Lynn University’s swimming team concluded action at the Nova Southeastern Invitational with a seventh place finish. The final day of competition saw Tyne Potgieter and Thalie Carmigniani each earn top-five finishes in the 200-yard breast stroke and 200-yard back stroke.
Morgan Glazer kicked-things off in the 1,650-yard free with a time of 19:52.8, shaving more than 30 seconds off her seed time.
Carmigniani then sped through the 200 back with a time of 2:05.74 to finish fifth overall. She bested her preliminary time by two seconds. Julia Pedersen came in at 2:10.74, tied for fifth in the ‘B’ final and tied for 15th overall.
Lynn did not have any swimmers qualify for the finals in the 100 free as Pedersen posted the top mark on the squad at 55.50, followed by Rhi Wilson (59.52), Clairissa Myatt (1:04.36) and Darian Weppner (1:06.01).
Potgieter, though, continued to post impressive times in the breast stroke. The sophomore from Durban, South Africa, was third after preliminaries but improved two and a half seconds to claim second overall behind Alexandra Hisposito of Tampa by ninth-tenths of a second.
The Blue & White ended the day in the 400 freestyle relay as Pedersen, Carmigniani, Wilson and Potgieter comprised the team. The quartet logged a time of 3:43.10.
Host Nova Southeastern took top honors with 1059.5 points, holding off a charge by Tampa, which finished with 1047 points. Florida International rounded out the top-three with 1002.5 points while Lynn chimed in with 220.5 points in seventh.
The Fighting Knights return to the pool on Saturday, January 12, in a tri-meet against Saint Leo and Florida Tech in Melbourne, Fla. Fans, don’t forget to ‘Like’ us on Facebook and follow @LUKnights on Twitter and Instagram.