March 13, 2014

More Success for Saint Leo on Day Two of NCAA DII Swimming Championships

Assis Claims Second Fifth Place Finish, 200 Free Relay Team Earns Eighth

GENEVA, Ohio – The Saint Leo swim team saw more success on day two of the 2014 NCAA Division II Swimming Championships, held at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio.

The day started off for the Green and Gold with the men's relay team of Matheus Assis, Gabe Keown, Patrick Ceddia, and Milton Albert-Requejo earning a preliminary time of 120.82 in the men's 200 Yard Freestyle Relay to qualify for the championship finals.

In the championship heat, Saint Leo finished eighth overall, earning a time of 1:21.52.  Division II swimming powerhouse Drury took home the top time in the men's 200 Free Relay, hitting the wall with a time of 1:19.00, while Sunshine State Conference rival University of Tampa earned third overall with a time of 1:19.85.

In the men's 100 Yard Butterfly, Assis earned a qualifying time of 48.03 in the preliminary heat to advance to the championship finals.  Keown earned a preliminary time of 50.28 to finish 28th overall in the preliminary round.  Assis went on to claim his second fifth place finish of the 2014 Championship meet, touching with a time of 47.97 in the 100 Fly finals.

The Lions return to action on Friday, March 14, when they swim in the preliminary rounds on Day 3 of the NCAA DII championships.  Stephanie Martinez will swim in the women's 500 Yard Free, while Assis, Keown, Ceddia and Alberto-Requejo will swim in the men's 800 Free Relay.  Prelim heats begin at 10:30 a.m.

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