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FAU Swimming and Diving Teams to Host LSU, FIU this Weekend

After enjoying the holiday break, the Florida Atlantic University menís and womenís swimming teams dive back into the pool with home meets against Louisiana State University and Florida International University on Friday, January 8 and Saturday, January 9 at the FAU Aquatic Center, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.

The Owlsí menís team will have a dual meet against LSU of the Southeastern Conference on Friday, starting at 2 p.m.† Then, the womenís team will then compete against rival FIU on Saturday, commencing at 11 a.m.

The menís team is coming off victories over the University of Cincinnati and Findlay University on December 18-19.† Sophomore Csaba Pek was named the Sun Belt Conferenceís Male Swimmer of the Week after placing first in the 200-yard freestyle and backstroke events.† The honor was the second time this season that the Budapest , Hungary native has been recognized by the conference.

Other key contributors for the menís team this season have been junior Adam Corbin, who had a first-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle and a top-5 performance in the 200-yard individual medley during the December meets; freshman Alex Rodriguez, who had second-place finishes in the 100- and 200-yard breaststroke events; sophomore Mikolaj Czarnecki in the 100- and 200-yard butterfly; and sophomore diver Garret LeMon.

Meanwhile, the womenís team is striving to beat FIU for the third time this season, after outscoring the Sun Belt Conference opponent 141-97 on December 18 in Boca Raton and 143-96 on October 16 in Miami .

The Owls have been paced by freshman Eszter Bucz, who already has posted a NCAA provisional-qualifying time (2:15.08) in the 200-yard breaststroke, and has set first-year school records in the 1,000-yard freestyle and 200-yard breaststroke events.† Other strong performers during the 2009 portion of the schedule were sophomore Jonna Nyback, who accounted for 31 points in the victory at FIU in October; sophomore Ewa Jamborska, a third-place finisher in the 100- and 200-yard breaststroke events during the teamís December meet against the University of Denver and Cincinnati; and freshman Christina Sterman, who has earned the Sun Belt Conferenceís Diver of the Week Award this season.

Source: FAU Media Relations
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Re: FAU Swimming and Diving Teams to Host LSU, FIU this Weekend

good luck with the weather.
highs in the 50's - lows in the 30's for saturday† :P

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Re: FAU Swimming and Diving Teams to Host LSU, FIU this Weekend

AlexFAU06 said

good luck with the weather.
highs in the 50's - lows in the 30's for saturday† :P

No joke! 52!!!
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Re: FAU Swimming and Diving Teams to Host LSU, FIU this Weekend

Despite posting 13 top-three finishes, the Florida Atlantic University menís swimming team dropped a dual meet with nationally ranked Louisiana State University 126.5-73.5 on Friday at the FAU Aquatic Center.

The Owls captured victories in the 200-yard individual medley, 100-yard breaststroke and 200-yard freestyle events, while having the top three finishers in the menís 100-yard breaststroke event.

Sophomore Csaba Pek led the 200-yard individual medley event from the time he entered the pool and won the event by over a second, with a time of 1:55.46.† The Budapest , Hungary native recorded a time of 1:55.46.

ďAfter leading the backstroke portion of the race, I knew it was going to be hard for the other competitors to catch me,Ē stated the Budapest , Hungary native after the race.† †ďI didnít have a good practice session in the breaststroke.† Looking back, I can improve in that aspect of the race to become stronger in future meets.Ē

Pek also garnered a runner-up finish in the 500-yard freestyle event (4:41.02).

Freshman Alan Forbes edged out teammate Adam Corbin by a fraction of a second for the top spot in the 100-yard breaststroke, winning with a time of 1:00.33.† Freshman Alex Rodriguez came in third place to round out the impressive showing for the Owls in the event.

FAU also made it a clean sweep in the 200-yard freestyle relay, with the team of Mikolaj Czarnecki, Jonathan Van Zee, Andrew Walsh and Eric Williams winning the event by three seconds.

Czarnecki earned a third-place showing in the 100-yard butterfly (52.40) while Corbin finished third in the 200-yard individual medley (1:56.60).

FAU will return to the pool on January 16 against in-state rival the University of Florida in Gainesville .

Source: FAU Media Relations
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