Women's Swimming Feels Drag at Tampa
Tampa, Fla. - Lynn University's swimming team fell just short against the University of Tampa with a 125-75 point total in Friday evenings dual meet. The Fighting Knights did not come away empty handed as the team took first place in six of the 11 individual and relay events.
Putting forth their top relay squad, the Blue & White began the meet with a seven-second victory in the 400-yard medley relay. Thalie Carmigniani swam the first leg, the back stroke, followed by Tyne Potgieter in the breast stroke and Magdalena Baranowska in the butterfly before Julia Pederson brought home the victory with a time of 3:59.02
The excitement continued on into the next two events. Carmigniani took first place in the 1000-yrd free by topping the Spartan's next best swimmer by eight seconds with a time of 10:35.62. Morgan Glazer also earned LU valuable points with a time of 12:58.64. Baranowska then edged out UT's Brianna Murphy by two seconds 1:55.27 to 1:57.55 to win the 200-yrd free. Emily Angst grabbed a point with a time of 2:12.82 and Clairissa Myatt clocked in at 2:22.13, respectively.
Lynn finished in the bottom half of the 50-yrd free, 200-yrd IM and 200-yrd fly. Potgieter placed fifth in the 50, Pedersen and Maier finished fifth and sixth with times of 2:21.32 and 2:29.06 in the 200 IM and Emily Angst and Myatt were fourth in fifth in the 200 fly.
The Fighting Knights returned to their winning ways by claiming three first place finishes and a runner-up over the final four individual events. Baranowska (53.36) took first in the 100 free, Carmigniani (2:05.63) beat out Pedersen (2:13.97) in the 200 back and Potgieter extended her mastery in the 200 breast with a time of 2:26.98.
Lynn dives back into the pool on Saturday, November 16, at 1 p.m. when it hosts Sunshine State Conference opponent Rollins in a dual match at the McCusker Pool Complex. Fans can receive in-meet updates by following @LUKnights on Twitter, Instagram and Vine.