Men's swimming jumps to #16, women's team ranked #25

Men's swimming jumps to #16, women's team ranked #25

CSCAA Release

SAINT LEO, Fla. – The College Swimming Coaches Association of America / TYR Division II Top 25 Swimming & Diving Poll was announced on Wednesday, Nov. 16, and the Saint Leo men's swimming team moved up to No. 16 in the nation. The women's team remained in the Top-25, falling in at No. 25.

The men's squad has competed in one meet since the October ranking came out and that was a dual with Rollins, which they won 186-68. Junior Jan Urbaniak took first place in three individual events against the Tars to lead the Lions to the victory.

Urbaniak won the two distance freestyle events, touching the wall first with NCAA "B" cut times in the 1000 Freestyle (9:34.89) and the 500 Freestyle (4:35.78). He also captured first place in the 400 Individual Medley (4:06.86).

The women also took on Rollins, winning 198-64.

Senior Nicole Weber, junior Natalia Garriock, and freshman Annie Lindstrom each posted two individual first-place finishes, and all three swimmers were part of Saint Leo's first-place teams in both the 400 Medley Relay and the 200 Free Relay. The Lions recorded five NCAA "B" cut qualifying times, including both relay event

Rankings are compiled by CSCAA-member coaches and released on a monthly basis.  The next polls will be released December 14, 2016.

The Lion return to competition on Friday, Nov. 18, when they travel to Melbourne, Fla., for the three-day Florida Tech Invitational – the final event of Saint Leo's fall slate of events.

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