CLEARWATER, Fla. - The University of Tampa men's swimming team took the team championship at the fifth annual Spartan Invite while its women's team was second overall at the four-day event hosted by UT. This marks the second time UT's men have won the event, previously winning in 2015-16.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Men's Team Scoring: Tampa 1308, Wingate 798, Indian River 558, Florida Southern 503, Lenoir-Rhyne 315.5, Saint Leo 120.5, Catawba 82, Nova Southeastern 33
Women's Team Scoring: Wingate 1,128, Tampa 876.5, West Florida 710.5, Indian River 548, Lenoir-Rhyne 173, Florida Southern 147, Saint Leo 70, Catawba 40, Nova Southeastern 26
Location: Doyle Aquatic Center at the Long Center | Clearwater, Fla.
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- Brett Saunders set a school record in the 200 Breast at 1:58.39.
- Julia Augustsson established a school record of 2:15.62 in the 200 Breast.
MEN'S TOP PERFORMERS:
- The 100 Free was championed by Jared Fitzgerald at 44.48. UT had the top three finishers as he was followed by Marvin Slanschek and Yannick Smith.
- Brett Saunders topped his school-record time in the 200 Breast with a mark of 1:58.39.
- The Spartans concluded the Invite with a first-place 400 Free Relay effort. A time of 2:57.96 came from Smith, Mikael Haugen, Slanschek and Fitzgerald.
WOMEN'S TOP PERFORMERS:
- Elizaveta Bazarova was second in the 100 Free with a time of 50.22 as Hana van Loock was third.
- Tampa had a third-place finish by freshman Julia Augustsson in the 200 Breast in a school-record time of 2:15.62.
Tampa will now take a break and return to action on Saturday, January 4 at the Tampa Relay Invite. UT will host the race at 10 a.m. Fans may watch live at TampaSpartans.tv or follow live scoring through the Meet Mobile app.
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