Tampa Leads Shark Invite; Several Florida Gold Coast Swimmers Competing

Tampa Leads Shark Invite; Several Florida Gold Coast Swimmers Competing


By Sharon Robb

December 16, 2013

University of Tampa leads both the men’s and women’s team standings headed into Tuesday, the fourth and final day of the fourth annual Nova Southeastern Shark Invitational at the NSU Aquatic Complex.

Tampa’s women extended their lead to 1,006.50 points, 75.5 points ahead of Florida International with 931 Host NSU is fourth with 613.5.

Tampa’s men’s team leads with 1,313.50 points ahead of Florida Southern (1,044.50) and NSU (807.50). The field features ten teams.

Four meet records were broken Monday night. Florida Southern set three of the records in the women’s 500-yard freestyle, women’s 100-yard backstroke and men’s 800-yard freestyle relay and Tampa set a meet record in the 800-yard freestyle relay.

On opening day of the meet, former SOFLO swimmer Leonie Davies was 22nd in the 1,000-yard freestyle in 10:50.23, just off her 10:50.02 seed time.

Current SOFLO swimmer Bianca Muniz, 21, of St. Leon University was 16th overall in the 50-yard freestyle in 24.78 after going 24.74 in prelims. She was sixth in the “B” final.

Muniz also swam anchor leg of the 12th place 200-yard medley relay (1:51.20).

On Day Two, Muniz led off the 11th place 200-yard freestyle relay (1:40.17) and anchored the 16th place 400-yard medley relay (4:05.80).

The meet features several former high school and current Florida Gold Coast swimmers. Among them are Alec Wathen of Florida Southern, Franco Lupoli of Florida Southern, Luis Rojas of Florida Southern, Leonie Davies of Tampa, Bianca Muniz of St. Leo and Chantal Bouthillier of St. Leo.

On Tuesday the prelims begin at 10 a.m. with video streaming beginning at 9:30 a.m. at NSUSharks.comAll-Access. For full results go to http://www.NSUSharks.com.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

Author: South Florida Aquatic Club - SOFLO Swimming

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