Swimming vs. Saint Leo & Florida Tech
Women’s Swimming Turns Heads in Inaugural Meet
Modified Oct 13, 2012 10:30 PM
Saint Leo, Fla. – Lynn University’s women’s swimming may not have won as a team in the first competition in school history but several student-athletes came away with individual event victories at the Sunshine State Conference Tri-Meet against Saint Leo and Florida Tech. Thalie Carmigniani took first in two events, the 1000 yard freestyle and 200 individual medley, while Julia Pedersen and Tyne Potgieter took top honors in the 200 free and 100 breaststroke.
“I am extremely proud of our girls,” said head coach Niki Alvarez. “We didn’t beat either team but we won several events and could have added another. This was a solid showing for our inaugural competition and I feel like this team could surprise a lot of people.”
The first event in program history turned in great results for the Fighting Knights as Pedersen, Carmigniani, Potgieter and Rhi annon Wilson finished second in the 200 yard medley relay with a time of 1:55.31, two seconds behind the Lions ‘A’ squad.
Carmigniani took to the pool again in the third event and pulled away in the distance event, topping a field of six swimmers with a 1000 yard freestyle time of 10:47.68, beating the next swimmer by 22 seconds. Morgan Glazer also competed with a time of 12:30.44.
Lynn’s success continued in the fifth event, the 200 yard freestyle, where Pedersen beat out Paula Carvajal of Saint Leo by seven hundredths of a second with a time of 2:03.53 for the win. Clairissa Myatt placed sixth with a time of 2:27.09
Potgieter earned a third place finish in her first individual event, the 50 yard freestyle. The sophomore South African turned in a time of 26.70 before turning around and claiming victory in the 100 yard breaststroke with a time of 1:09.05 to beat Sandra Stopczynska of SLU.
Wilson took fourth in her opening individual race, the 100 yard freestyle. She turned in a time of 59.99. Also competing in the 100 breaststroke, Wilson was fifth.
Pedersen and Myatt turned in solid performances in the 100 backstroke with times of 1:03.82 and 1:21.35 while Glazer competed in another distance event, the 500 free, with a time of 6:10.43.
The Blue & White return to the pool on Saturday, October 27, when they travel to Tampa, Fla., to take on the University of Tampa Spartans. Don’t forget to ‘Like’ us on Facebook and follow @LUKnights on Twitter and Instagram.