SAINT LEO, Fla. – The 22nd-ranked Saint Leo men's swim team made easy work of their competition Saturday morning at the Bowman Center Pool, sweeping Rollins College and Florida Tech in double-dual action. The Lions defeated the Tars by a score of 98-15, and handing the Panthers a 100-23 defeat.
The Lions took first in all 13 events, beginning with the 200-Yard Medley Relay. The foursome of Rhet Rheinlander, Derek Maddigan, Gabe Keown, and Tim Olson touched first with a time of 1:35.43, while the relay team of Troy Beck, Carl Roycroft, Joe Simpson, and Michael Marino came in second with a mark of 1:40.26.
Moving into individual events, Michael Cozzi earned a first place finish in the 200-Yard Free with a time of 1:43.28. Cozzi also touched first in the 500-Yard Free, and picked up a second place touch in the 100-Yard Free with a mark of 49.10.
Rheinlander took home first in the 50-Yard Backstroke with a time of 24.83, before taking the top spot in the 100-Yard Back with a mark of 53.81.
In the men's 50-Yard Breaststroke, Roycroft earned a top finish with a time of 27.39, touching four tenths of a second faster than Maddigan with a second-place time of 27.43. Maddigan and Roycroft swapped places in the 100-Yard Breast, with Maddigan touching first at 58.94, and Roycroft coming in at 59.65. The duo changed hands one last time in the 100-Yard IM, With Roycroft earning a top spot with a time of 55.36, and Maddigan touching third at 57.62.
Olson claimed a pair of first place finishes, touching the wall at 51.48 in the 100-Yard Butterfly, and 100-Yard Free at 46.37. Keown also earned two top touches, taking first in the 50-Yard Free with a mark of 21.46, as in the 50-Yard Fly at 23.29.
Antonio Roki picked up two second place spots, earning a time of 25.63 in the 50-Yard Backstroke, and 55.22 in the 100-Yard Backstroke. Simpson also earned a pair of second slot touches, finishing the 100-Yard Butterfly in 53.80, and the 50-Yard Fly in 24.56.
Troy Beck took second in the 50-Yard Free with a mark of 22.95, while Kieran Advena rounded out to second-place finishes with a time of 5:04.83 in the 500-Yard Free.
The relay teams rounded out the day with the relay team of Cozzi, Olson, Keown, and Beck earning first in the 200-Yard Freestyle, and the foursome of Marino, Roki, Simpson and Advena picking up second with a mark of 1:30.14.
The Lions now set their sights on the Sunshine State Conference Championships, which will kick off on Wednesday, February 15. For the latest news, updates, and information on the Saint Leo men's swim team, visit saintleolions.com.