Swimming squads come in ranked #17

Swimming squads come in ranked #17

CSCAA Release

SAINT LEO, Fla. - Both the Saint Leo men's and women's swimming teams were both ranked No. 17 in the first College Swimming Coaches Association of America / TYR Division II Top 25 Swimming & Diving Poll, announced on Oct. 27. 

The Saint Leo women's team opened up strong in their first team meet of the season, topping both Florida Tech and Lynn in a double dual meet. The Lions posted a 149.00 – 113.00 win over the host Fighting Knights and notched a 157.00 – 101.00 victory over Panthers.

Nicole Weber was named Sunshine State Conference Swimmer of the Week following an impressive performance at the double dual. Weber posted three individual first-place finishes and swam a leg of Saint Leo's first-place team in the 200 Medley Relay.

On the men's side, the Lions fell to Florida Tech, No. 15 in the new poll, in their first dual of the season. The Lions dropped a 160.00 – 101.00 decision to FIT in the meet.

The Lions opened the meet with a win in the 200 Medley Relay, with the team of Milosz Mikicin, Jan Dahrendorff, Christian Cioffi, and Hunter Bains posting a time of 1:34.60. Saint Leo's 400 Free Relay team of Mikicin, Lucas Dengler-Harles, Michael Southward, and Hunter Bains finished second with a time of 3:11.69.

Saint Leo junior Jan Urbaniak recorded a pair of individual first-place finishes, winning the 1000 Freestyle with a NCAA "B" cut time of 9:30.14, and then touched the wall in 4:38.43 in the 500 Freestyle to win that race as well.

On the men's side, Saint Leo is joined in the rankings by No. 1 Nova Southeastern, No. 4 Florida Southern, No. 6 Tampa, and No. 15 Florida Tech. The Sunshine State saw four ranked on the women's side as Nova Southeastern came it at No. 3, Saint Leo at No. 17, Tampa at No. 22, and Florida Southern at No. 25.

Rankings are compiled by CSCAA-member coaches and released on a monthly basis.  The next polls will be released November 16, 2016.

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