Women’s swimming posts five “B” cuts in win over Rollins

Women’s swimming posts five “B” cuts in win over Rollins

WINTER PARK, Fla. – Saint Leo women's swimming won 12 of 14 events in its dual meet with Rollins College, and hung a 198.00–64.00 win over the Tars on Friday afternoon at the Alfond Swimming Pool.

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 events.

HOW IT HAPPENED

The Lions opened the meet with a victory in the 400 Medley Relay (3.49.65) with a team of Maftuna Tuhtasinova, Weber, Garriock, and Lindstrom. The Saint Leo women concluded their day and completed the sweep of the relays with a first-place finish in the 200 Free Relay (1:36.49) with a team of Garriock, Weber, Carylyn Waite, and Lindstrom. Both times were NCAA "B" cut marks.

Lindstrom hit the NCAA "B" cut standard in both freestyle sprint events, winning the 50 Freestyle (23.94) and the 100 Freestyle (51.99).

Garriock won both the 100 Backstroke (57.63) and the 200 Backstroke (2:02.40), the only two individual events in which she competed, and posted an NCAA "B" cut time in the 200 Backstroke.

Weber triumphed in the 200 Butterfly (2:08.53) and came back later in the meet to take the 200 Breaststroke (2:18.86).

Four other Lions posted individual event wins: Charlie Langner finished first in the 1000 Freestyle (10:44.64), Tuhtasinova captured the 200 Freestyle (1:56.23), Sidney Martin took the 100 Breaststroke (1:09.45), and Karina Kolb won the 100 Butterfly (59.71).

FROM THE COACH

Head Coach Paul Mangen: "Our women were again very solid across the board, especially in all the relays. We moved some people around and they all did very well with the adjustments. Going into our prep for the midseason invite, it's always great to have good momentum. I am proud of the women and the coaching staff for how they prepared and executed today."

NEXT UP

The Lion return to competition on Thursday, Nov. 17, when they travel to Melbourne, Fla., for the four-day Florida Tech Invitational – the final event of Saint Leo's fall slate of events.

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NOTE: The meet was rescored by Rollins later on Friday evening, switching from championship scoring to dual meet scoring.