Women’s swimming triumphs over Spartans, 140-122

Women’s swimming triumphs over Spartans, 140-122

TAMPA, Fla. – Saint Leo women's swimming won the day's first five events, and went on to win 11 out of 14, on its way to a 140-122 victory over the University of Tampa, Friday afternoon at the UT Aquatic Center.

The win allowed Saint Leo to finish its 2016-17 regular season schedule with a perfect 8-0 record in dual meets.

Senior Nicole Weber and junior Natalia Garriock highlighted the day's results with each recording an NCAA "B" qualifying times, while Weber tallied three first-place finishes and Garriock charted two.

Weber hit the NCAA "B" standard in the 200 Breaststroke with a first-place time of 2:17.82. She also came away victorious in the 100 Breaststroke in a time of 1:05.65, as well as the 200 Individual Medley in 2:09.22.

Garriock recorded a "B" standard time in the 100 Free, after touching the wall in 51.14 seconds. In the 200 Free, Garriock came away with a first-place time of 1:54.61.

Freshman Charlie Langner and sophomore Maftuna Tuhtasinova each posted a pair of first-place finishes to aid the Saint Leo cause.

Langner won the 1000 Free in a time of 10:45.70, and came back later in the dual to triumph in the 500 Free with a time of 5:14.37. Tuhtasinova recorded a time of 58.80 seconds on her way to a win in the 100 Backstroke, and she completed the sweep of the discipline with a winning time of 2:05.72 in the 200 Backstroke.

Saint Leo won both of the day's relay events. The Lions captured the 200 Medley Relay with the team of Tuhtasinova, Weber, Annie Lindstrom, and Garriock recording a time of 1:49.02. The Saint Leo foursome of Garriock, Tuhtasinova, Mattie Shaver, and Lindstrom came away with a win in the 400 Free Relay with a time of 3:32.43.

Saint Leo women's swimming has nearly two weeks to prepare for its next event – the 2017 Sunshine State Conference Swimming Championships in Orlando, Fla. Competition in the SSC championship meet begins on Thursday, Feb. 16.

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