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Swim and Dive Finish Final Day at Patriot Invitational

FINAL TEAM STANDINGS
DAY 3 FINALS
DAY 3 PRELIMS
ALL SESSIONS RESULTS

FAIRFAX, Va. – 
Florida Atlantic University swimming and diving wrapped up the third and final day of competition Saturday at the Patriot Invitational hosted by George Mason University. The Owls racked up nine first-place, seven second-place and five third-place victories over the past three days. Josh Fountain also broke an FAU freshman record in the 1650-yard freestyle.

As a team, the Owl women claimed third place after putting up 681 points. UNCW led the women with 731 points and Drexel followed in second with 722 points. On the men's side, the Owls finished fifth with 537 points behind UNCW (845), Drexel (640), George Mason (597) and Seton Hall (540).
 
Notables:
Day 1
Women
  • Spence Atkins claimed the first individual finals win for the Owls, which came in the 500-yard freestyle (4:39.35) with Natalie Clausen following in second (4:54.33)
  • Danica Garbett delivered her fastest time in the 200-yard IM finals, touching the wall first with a time of 2:03.15
  • Fatimah Westbrook claimed another top individual finish to add to her résumé in the 50-yard freestyle (23.59) with third place
  • Malvina Catalano came up with her first individual win of the season, which came in the 3-meter dive (265.80), where Kaleigh Dundov captured fifth (221.80)
  • The Owl women finished things up in the pool on day one with a third-place finish in the 400-yard medley relay with Westbrook, Atkins, Abby Marshall and Kelsey Witkay finishing with a time of 3:48.53
Men
  • Fountain captured a first-place finish in the 500-yard freestyle finals (4:29.80) and Will Smith followed in third (4:32.70)
  • In the 1-meter finals, Logan Downey scored his way to a first-place title (319.70) and NCAA zone qualification with Schmidt finishing behind him in second (296.05)
Day 2
Women
  • Garbett tallied her second first-place title this weekend with her 4:22.64 finish in the 400-yard IM, while Clausen claimed second (4:25.98)
  • In the 200-yard freestyle, Atkins captured second, finishing with a time of 1:51.58
  • Westbrook secured second place in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:03.24 and Victoria Ellwood followed her in fourth (1:04.11)
  • Marshall finished fifth in the 100-yard back with a time of 56.71
  • On the boards, Catalano swept in both diving events over the weekend after taking first place in the 1-meter dive (276.45)
Men
  • Calvin Lillo captured eighth in the 400-yard IM for the Owl men with a time of 4:06.57
  • The 200-yard freestyle ended with Connor Smoak finishing in third (1:41.01) and Colin Kozak following in fourth (1:41.36)
  • Phillip Crouch III claimed fifth in the 100-yard breaststroke (56.10)
  • In the 100-yard backstroke, Braedan Leach finished fifth (50.31), Alex Taber came in sixth (51.31) and Reilly Maguire captured seventh (52.12)
  • On the 3-meters, Downey (311.80) and Schmidt (308.85) finished one and two, respectively for the second time over the weekend
Day 3 
Women
  • Atkins started off day three of finals claiming the first-place title in the 1650-yard freestyle (16:34.47) with Clausen following her in second (16:48.53) and Madison Rizzo in seventh (17:28.58)
  • Marshall completed a fourth-place finish in the 200-yard back with a personal-best time of 2:01.87
  • In the 100-yard freestyle, Westbrook finished fifth (52.03) and Sarah Martin came in seventh (52.42)
  • Ellwood captured fourth in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:21.46), Ana Neff-Jendrasko tallied fifth (2:21.93) and Haley O'Meara touched the wall in sixth (2:22.05)
  • Atkins claimed another first-place finish after her 1:59.84 time in the 200-yard butterfly with Garbett following her in third (2:03.23)
Men
  • Fountain got things going for the men with a first-place finish in the 1650-yard freestyle (15:31.55), which broke  the freshman record. Smith following behind him in second (15:38.45) and Jack Shapiro in ninth (16:19.83)
  • In the 200-yard backstroke, Leach (1:49.86) and Taber (1:50.52) finished fourth and fifth, respectively
  • Smoak touched the wall sixth in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 45.94
Personal Best Times (set over three days)
  • Rebecca Battles – 500 free prelims (5:12.10)
  • Crouch – 50 free prelims (22.21), 100 breast finals (56.10)
  • Melanie Doan – 100 breast prelims (1:06.19)
  • Caitlin Dunne – 500 free prelims (5:09.85), 400 IM finals (4:31.32), 1650 free finals (17:34.14)
  • Ellwood – 100 breast finals (1:04.11), 200 breast finals (2:21.46), 200 fly finals (2:03.23)
  • Fountain – 500 free finals (4:29.80), 400 IM finals (4:06.48), 1650 free finals (15:31.55)
  • Garbett – 200 IM finals (2:03.15), 400 IM finals (4:22.64), 100 fly prelims (56.92), 200 fly finals (2:03.23)
  • Juan Imposimato – 100 back finals (52.52), 200 back prelims (1:54.31)
  • Skyler Hamilton – 50 free prelims (21.99), 200 fly finals (1:51.79)
  • Leach – 100 fly prelims (54.19)
  • Lillo – 200 IM finals (1:52.58)
  • Marshall – 200 back finals (2:01.87)
  • Josh McQueen – 200 fly finals (1:52.20)
  • Jack Neeley – 100 breast finals (1:00.18), 100 free prelims (47.17)
  • O'Meara – 200 IM finals (2:09.28)
  • Rizzo – 500 free finals (5:02.23), 400 IM prelims (4:34.44), 1650 free finals (17:28.58)
  • Smith – 500 free finals (4:32.70)
  • Taber – 200 IM finals (1:53.99)
  • Westbrook – 50 free finals (23.59), 100 breast finals (1:03.24), 100 free finals (52.03)
 
What's Next:
The FAU Fun Invitational, to be held on Thursday, Dec. 20 at 3 p.m.,is the next item on the agenda for the Owls. For the annual meet at FAU Aquatic Center, FAU will host Rice, Colorado State, Northeastern, Old Dominion and Wittenberg.
 
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