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Strong Day Leads Women to Win over FSU

Final Results

THE FLATS – Swimming and diving had an electrifying meet against FSU at the McAuley Aquatic Center. The Yellow Jackets had many impressive performances throughout Thursday’s meet, as the women claimed a victory, 160-140, and the men fell just short on the final relay, 151.5-148.5.

A big event for the women included the podium sweep of the 500-yard freestyle with Allison Brown finishing first (4:55.63), Arianna Sakellaris in the second spot (4:57.09) and Mary Grace Guzzino rounded out the podium finishes with a time of 4:57.48. The women had several first-place finishes including Allison Brown (1000 Free), Zora Ripkova (200 Free), Vivien Rothwell (100 Back), and McKenzie Campbell (200 Fly). The Yellow Jackets Relay Team A also secured a first-place win in the 400-freestyle relay. Sabyne Brisson also has a momentous day breaking not one, but two school records. Recording a time of 1:00.18 in the 100 breaststroke, Brisson set a new school record which was formerly held by teammate Claudia Butterfield (1:00.90). In the 200 breaststroke, Brisson set a new school record with a time of 2:09.44, the school record was previously held by Chiara Ruiu (2:12.45) since 2017.

The women also swept the podium on the 1-meter, with Anna Bradescu placing first with a total of 262.40 points, followed by Amanda Melish with 257.60 points, and Katie McKyton in the third spot with 235.40 points.

Despite the end results of the meet, the men had a terrific day. Sweeping both the podium for both the 200 Back and the 200 IM. In the 200 Back, Berke Saka finished first with a time of 1:43.07, Nils Bognar finished second with a time of 1:45.48, and Chris Richardson rounded out the podium with a third-place time of 1:45.92. In the 200 IM, Berke Saka was the first to cross the line with a time of 1:45.45, followed by Nils Bognar at 1:47.09, Antonio Romero was the third Jacket to finish with a time of 1:49.43.

Max Fowler had yet another dominating performance, securing first-place finishes on both the men’s 1-meter (330.90) and 3-meter dive (385.70). Ruben Lechuga also finished second on the men’s 1-meter dive (312.85).

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The Yellow Jackets will be back in action November 3-4 against Texas A&M and Texas.

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