Swimming Races Past Rollins & Keiser

Swimming Races Past Rollins & Keiser

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Lynn University's swimming team won nine of 11 events to top Rollins 155-48 and Keiser 132-71 in a double dual meet on Saturday afternoon.  Sarah Hughes and Fatimah Westbrook each claimed multiple race victories and teamed up to help win the 200 medley relay. 

INSIDE THE MEET:
Score: Lynn 155, Rollins 48; Keiser 121, Rollins 73; Lynn 132, Keiser 71
Location: McCusker Pool Complex | Boca Raton, Fla.
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HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Lynn started the day with a six-second victory in the 200 medley relay (Laia Coma, Westbrook, Hughes and Sarah Nichols) with a time of 1:50.76.  The Fighting Knights 'B' team (Elizabeth Harris, Isabella Giacomini, Zamar Khacha and Tatiana St. Juste) placed third.
  • Catalina Berraud-Galea continued her dominance in the 1000 freestyle, taking top honors with a time of 10:39.32.  Kasey Swartley (11:08.96) and Katie Tiell (11:43.41) placed fourth and fifth.
  • Megan Carlson followed with a first place finish in the 200 free with a time of 1:57.50, tapping the wall two seconds ahead of Keiser's Rachel Munschauer.  Aliah Maginely (2:10.34) and Harris (2:11.77) finished fourth and sixth.
  • Westbrook (24.93) and Nichols (25.16) finished 1-2 in the 50 freestyle.  Alyson Currao (25.99) placed seventh.
  • Lynn took first and second again in the 400 IM with Hughes (4:37.14) earning top honors and Khacha (4:41.70) taking second place.  Berraud-Galea (4:48.29) finished fourth.
  • Hughes earned another first with a time of 58.60 in the 100 butterfly.  Carlson earned fourth in a time of 1:02.70 and Khacha in 1:02.71.
  • Nichols killed it in the 100 freestyle, beating her opponent by nearly a second with a time of 54.07.  Alyson Currao (57.80) and Katie Tiell (59.62) placed fifth and eighth.
  • Laia Coma was the runner-up in the 100 backstroke, tapping the wall in 1:02.33.  St. Juste was fourth in 1:06.65 and fifth in 1:08.53.
  • Lynn's third 1-2 finish cam in the 500 free courtesy of Berraud-Galea (5:16.21) and Swartley (5:25.57). Aliyah Maginely (5:52.10) finished fifth.
  • Westbrook concluded Lynn's dominance in the individual events with a two-second victory in the 100 breaststroke (1:07.79).  Giacomini (1:16.82) and Samantha Persuad (1:20.76) also competed.
  • The Fighting Knight's 200 free relay placed second (1:43.49) and fifth (1:50.13), respectively.

BEYOND THE TIMESHEET:

  • This is the fifth consecutive dual meet victory over Rollins.
  • Lynn is meeting Keiser in the pool for the first time.
  • The following swimmers swam season-best times:
    • Berraud-Galea – 1000 & 500 free
    • Carlson – 200 free
    • Currao – 50 free
    • Giacomini – 100 breast
    • Harris – 100 back
    • Nichols – 50 free
    • Persuad – 100 breast
    • Swartley – 500 free
    • Tiell – 1000 free
    • Westbrook – 50 free

NEXT EVENT:
Lynn returns to the pool when it hosts Nova Southeastern in a dual meet on Friday, Nov. 17, at 3 pm.