North florida 142, Georgia Southern 101 | Results
The University of North Florida swimming and diving team capped off a perfect home season with a 142.00-101.00 victory over Georgia Southern on Saturday afternoon at the UNF Aquatic Center. The victory gives the Ospreys a perfect 5-0 record at home this season. The meet was the final home meet for seniors Katie England, Sara Evans and Julia Moomaw, who were all honored prior to the meet.
The meet began with the 400-yard medley relay. North Florida's two relay teams finished 1-2 to start the day off on a solid note. The quartet of Ellice Mae Sanchez, Bridget Woods, Lissa Janowicz and Natalie McCallum finished in first place with a time of 4:02.52, while Kristina Alexiou, England, Krissy Morgan and Janie Kennedy were in second place with a time of 4:09.92.
In the 1,000 freestyle, freshmen Amy Taylor and Olivia Langford earned first and third, respectively. Taylor clocked a 10:34.12 to win the event, followed closely by Langford who notched a time of 10:37.80.
Maria Bernard took first place in the 200 freestyle to increase the Ospreys advantage over the Eagles. M. Bernard posted a time of 1:56.98, while twin sister Rebeca Bernard finished just off the podium with a time of 1:58.80.
In the 50 freestyle, Kennedy earned North Florida four more points with a second place victory, posting a time of 25.43. Sanchez (25.92) and Morgan (26.22) also earned points for the Ospreys in the event.
The 200 individual medley saw Evans edging out teammate Woods by three hundredths of a second. Evans clocked a 2:09.57 to out-touch Woods' 2:10.00. McCallum completed the sweep in the 200 IM, finishing third with a time of 2:11.23.
North Florida posted four of the top five finishes in the 1-meter diving competition. Moomaw won the event with a score of 237.37. Monica Rice (231.97), Morgan Whittle (223.20) and Amanda Habig (220.94) finished in order for Ospreys.
Janowicz and Taylor took the top two spots in the 200 butterfly. Janowicz won the event with a time of 2:08.64, while Taylor earned silver with a time of 2:08.92.
In the 100 freestyle, the Ospreys claimed three of the top four spots. R. Bernard out-touched sister M. Bernard to earn second place accolades. R. Bernard timed in at 54.48, while M. Bernard posted a 54.63. Kennedy rounded out the scoring for UNF in the event with a time of 55.21.
The 200 backstroke saw Sanchez and Alexiou finishing back-to-back. Sanchez earned bronze with a 2:11.12, while Alexiou earned points for the Ospreys with a time of 2:12.29 in the event.
In the final distance event of the day, Langford notched a 5:10.11 to earn third place accolades, while Taylor secured crucial points with a time of 5:18.55.
The 3-meter diving saw UNF earn five of the top seven spots. Moomaw, Rice and Whittle finished back-to-back-to-back for the Ospreys. Moomaw's 260.62 were good enough for second place, while Rice earned third with 249.00 points. was just off the podium with a score of 248.40. Habig (231.07) and Fernanda Robles (230.25) rounded out the scoring for the Ospreys.
Woods and Evans once again finished back-to-back in 200 breaststroke. Woods won the event with a 2:23.89, while Evans took second place with a 2:25.11.
North Florida placed one team in the final event of the afternoon - the 400 freestyle relay. The team of M. Bernard, R. Bernard, Langford and McCallum won the event by one tenth of a second to secure the overall team victory for the Ospreys. The relay team posted a time of 3:37.20 to win the event and clinch the Senior Day meet.
North Florida returns to action on Saturday, Feb. 2 as the Ospreys head to Fort Myers, Fla. for a dual meet with CCSA opponent Florida Gulf Coast. The Ospreys and Eagles take the pool at 10:00 a.m.
The Eagles were able to win five out of the 13 events.
It took the Eagles a little while to get warmed up, as their first win did not come until the fourth event, the 50 Free. Elaina Lanson out swam her UNF opponent Janie Kennedy by almost a second with a time of 24.36. Megan Heller came in at a close third with a time of 25.54. Lanson came out on top again in the 100 Free, finishing in 53.55.
The Eagles performed well in the 200 Back, claiming three spots in the top five. Christina Moran led the squad, finishing first in 206.61. Sarah Schwartz (2:10.85) and Meg Beasley (2:15.77) finished second and fifth respectively.
Kylee Parsons earned full points for the Eagles in the 500 Free (5:06.78) and Amber Juncker came in second (5:09.86).
Sara Meisenhelder excelled again in the three-meter dive, earning 270.82 points, the most for her this season.
The Eagles return to action next weekend with back-to-back meets at Gardner Webb on Saturday, Feb. 1 and Davidson on Sunday, Feb. 2.