Spartan Women Register Lopsided Win in Opener

Spartan Women Register Lopsided Win in Opener

TAMPA, Fla. – The University of Tampa women's swimming team opened its 2017-18 season with an easy victory over visiting Rollins College.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final:
 Tampa Spartans 183, Rollins Tars 62
Location: Tampa Aquatic Center | Tampa, Fla.
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HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Tampa took first-place in each of the 14 women's races.
  • Among UT's victories were a pair of wins in the two relay events.

TOP PERFORMERS:

  • Tampa took the top spot in the 200 Medley Relay, with a time of 1:48.06 from Hana van Loock, McKenzie Street, Sophie Long and Megan Waddell.
  • The 1,000 Free went to freshman Jessie Tobin with a time of 10:35.29.
  • Gabbie Gaunt won the 200 Free in 1:54.14. She also took first in the 500 Free with a time of 5:07.90.
  • Also picking up a win in the 100 Back was van Loock with a showing of 58.81.
  • Street also championed the 100 Breast with a time of 1:07.92.
  • In the 200 Fly, Victoria Horsman won with a time of 2:09.58. She also won the 100 Fly in 59.44.
  • Waddell finished first in the 50 Free (24.29).
  • A first-place finish in the 100 Free came from Long at 53.24. She also took first with a time of 2:11.44 in the 200 IM.
  • Freshman Francesca Rusca was the top finisher in the 200 Back at 2:09.35.
  • The 200 Free was won by Ali Lombardi, who was timed at 2:25.76.
  • The Spartans concluded the meet with a first in the 200 Free Relay with a time of 1:37.03. The winning team included van Loock, Waddell, Courtney Markle and Molly O'Hara.

UP NEXT:
Tampa is back in action on Friday at home against Savannah College of Art & Design. The meet is scheduled to start at 4 p.m.

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