NORTH FLORIDA 180, RADFORD 61
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - For the second straight day, the University of North Florida swimming and diving team defeated both opponents in a tri meet. The Ospreys posted a 196.00-31.00 victory over South Georgia College and a 180.00-61.00 win over Radford on Saturday afternoon at the UNF Aquatic Center. The wins marked the second consecutive day UNF won a tri meet, defeating UNC Wilmington and South Georgia College less than 24 hours prior.
On the day, North Florida won 11 of the 13 total events.
In the first event of the day, the Ospreys posted first and second place finishes in the 400-yard medley relay. The quartet of Ellice Mae Sanchez, Sara Evans, Lissa Janowicz and Maria Bernard posted a time of 4:06.22 to win the event. In second place was the team of Janie Kennedy, Katie England, Olivia Langford and Rebeca Bernard who combined for a time of 4:15.52.
In the 1,000 freestyle, Bridget Woods and Kristina Alexiou finished back-to-back to claim second and third in the event. Woods notched a season-best time of 11:03.00 in the event to take silver, while Alexiou posted an 11:25.91 - also a season-best time.
The Ospreys swept the 200 freestyle - the first of four events UNF swept on the day. Natalie McCallum led the charge for North Florida with a first place finish and a time of 1:59.24. She was followed by Amy Taylor and Langford who posted times of 1:59.37 and 2:02.03, respectively.
The 50 freestyle saw North Florida claiming three of the top for spots. R. Bernard won the event with a time of 25.87. She was followed by Kennedy who posted a time of 26.01. Finishing just off the podium was Caitlyn Gutierrez (26.55).
The trio of Evans, Woods and Janowicz swept the 200 individual medley. Evans cruised to a win with a time of 2:11.57, followed by Woods' 2:16.55. Janowicz clocked a 2:18.49 for third and to complete the sweep.
In 1-meter diving, Monica Rice edged teammate Julia Moomaw by 1.05 points to win the event. The sophomore scored 229.60 on the board, followed by Moomaw's 228.55. Amanda Habig (224.40) helped the Ospreys sweep the event with a third place finish. Rounding out the scoring for North Florida was Fernanda Robles (222.45) and Morgan Whittle (200.55).
The Ospreys' Janowicz and Taylor finished second and third, respectively, in the 100 butterfly as the only two UNF swimmers in the event. Janowicz notched a 1:02.25 to finish just ahead of Taylor's 1:02.35.
In the 100 freestyle, Sanchez won the event with a time of 54.56 to edge out teammate M. Bernard who posted a time of 54.63. Kennedy (58.58) and Hannah Brown (1.00.90 - season-best) finished back-to-back to round out the scoring for the Ospreys.
Sanchez won her third event of the day in the 100 backstroke. The sophomore notched a time of 1:01.44 to win the event. She was followed by Alexiou, who finished second with a time of 1:02.82, and Evans (1:03.33).
The Ospreys finished 1-2 in the 500 freestyle, sending their only two swimmers in the event to the top of the podium. Langford won the event with a time of 5:19.53, followed by Gutierrez, who clocked a 5:26.12.
The 3-meter diving saw Moomaw winning her third event in two days. After earning victories in both the 1-meter and 3-meter on Friday evening, Moomaw posted a score of 277.35 to win the 3-meter board on Saturday. Robles earned bronze in the event with a score of 247.10, followed by Habig (240.15), Rice (239.50) and Whittle (239.40).
In the final individual event of the afternoon, North Florida swept the 100 breaststroke. Woods, England and McCallum finished in order for the Ospreys. Woods notched a 1:09.68, followed by England's 1:11.89 and McCallum's 1:12.06.
The last event of the day was the 400 freestyle relay. North Florida's ream of M. Bernard, R. Bernard, Taylor and McCallum posted a time of 3:45.00 to win the event. The Ospreys also claimed second in the event as the quartet of Alexiou, Gutierrez, Brown and England notched a collective time of 3:53.89.
North Florida returns to action on Saturday, Jan. 26 as the Ospreys host its final home meet of the year against Georgia Southern. The meet between the Ospreys and the Eagles will serve as Senior Day and is slated to begin at 12:00 p.m.
RADFORD 172, South Georgia College 46
Freshman Sarah Fredericksen topped the field twice and junior Skye Hickling posted a second place finish as Radford Swimming and Diving split a tri-meet with North Florida and South Georgia College on Saturday afternoon from the UNF Aquatic Center.
Fredericksen posted victories in the 1000 freestyle and the 100 butterfly, touching the wall at 11:01.07 and 1:00.53, respectively. It moved the rookie's victory total to eight, which includes her fourth triumph in the 1000.
Hickling posted a score of 260.85 on the 3-meter board, earning her third runner-up and fifth top-2 finish this season. She place fourth in a very competitive 1-meter board as 7.15 points separated first from fifth.
The Highlanders added five more third-place showings as junior Jessica Frazelle earned two of those in the 50 freestyle (26.35) and 100 backstroke (1:03.00) with freshman Mary Flinn
notching hers in the 500 freestyle (5:40.58). The two relay squads rounded out the top-3 times in the 400 medley (4:19.37) and 400 freestyle (3:54.99).
Radford remains in the Sunshine State and will face CCSA foe Florida Gulf Coast on Monday, Jan. 7 at 3:00 p.m.