NORTH FLORIDA DEFEATED BY FIU, 154.50-88.50 | RESULTS
The University of North Florida swimming and diving team fell 154.50-88.50 in a road dual meet to FIU on Saturday afternoon at the Bay Vista Aquatics Complex.
The Ospreys opened the with the 400-yard medley relay. The quartet of Ellice Mae Sanchez, Bridget Woods, Lissa Janowiczand Natalie McCallum took second in the event with a time of 4:03.34. Kristina Alexiou, Katie England, Maria Bernard andCaitlyn Gutierrez combined to finish with a time of 4:13.71 for fifth place.
The individual events began with the 1,000 freestyle. Freshman Amy Taylor posted a time of 10:29.75 to take first place in the event. Fellow freshman Olivia Langford finished just off the podium with a time of 10:42.97.
The quartet of McCallum, Rebeca Bernard, Alexiou and Janie Kennedy finished in order in the 200 freestyle. McCallum paced the Ospreys with a time of 1:59.99, followed by R. Bernard's 2:00.15. Alexiou timed a 2:03.61 and Kennedy finished with a time of 2:04.01.
In the 50 freestyle sprint, Sanchez posted a team-best time of 25.86, while M. Bernard was 0.01 seconds off the pace with a 25.87. Gutierrez followed with a time of 26.10 and Hannah Brown clocked a 28.83.
Sara Evans and Woods finished first and second, respectively, in the 200 individual medley. Evans won the event with a time of 2:10.37, followed by Woods who notched a 2:10.91. England rounded out the scoring for the Ospreys with a time of 2:25.36.
In the 1-meter diving, the Ospreys' quartet of Julia Moomaw, Monica Rice, Fernanda Robles and Amanda Habig finished in order for North Florida. Moomaw posted a 237.82 to lead all Ospreys. Rice scored a 231.22, followed by Robles' 211.12. Habig rounded out the scoring with a score of 203.77.
North Florida's Lissa Janowicz was the top performer for the Ospreys in the 200 butterfly, edging out teammate Evans by less than a second. Janowicz posted a 2:09.16 for second place honors, while Evans notched a 2:10.27 to take third. Langford also competed in the event, clocking a time of 2:19.28.
Twin sisters, R. Bernard and M. Bernard finished back-to-back in the 100 freestyle. R. Bernard recorded a time of 55.33 to take bronze in the event and edge sister M. Bernard (55.65) by a fraction of a second. Gutierrez and Brown posted times of 56.23 and 1:01.65, respectively.
In the 200 backstroke, Sanchez earned third place accolades with a time of 2:13.33. She was followed by Alexiou who posted a 2:13.75 in the event. Kennedy notched a 2:19.78 to round out the scoring for the Ospreys.
The 500 freestyle saw Taylor taking silver with a time of 5:09.58. The freshman was the top finisher in the event for the Ospreys and she was followed by Langford (5:28.86) and Janowicz (5:29.10).
The divers in the 3-meter board finished in the same order as the 1-meter board. Moomaw led the Ospreys with a score of 244.35, followed by Rice's 293.32. Robles posted a 228.37, followed by Habig's 191.47.
Woods and Evans finished 1-2 in the 200 breaststroke. Woods touched with a 2:25.21 to edge out Evans who registered a 2:25.89. Also in the event, England (2:37.11) and Brown (2:48.87) finished back-to-back for the Ospreys.
In the final event of the day, the UNF foursome of Kennedy, R. Bernard, Taylor and McCallum earned bronze in the 400 freestyle relay. The relay team posted a time of 3:41.40.
North Florida's swimming and diving team will be back in action on Nov. 29 as the Ospreys head to Savannah, Ga. for the SCAD Invitational.